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Advocating for elementary science education standards?

Started Apr 27, 2011 0 Replies

Although Washington's science scores are JUST above average compared to the rest of the nation, that's not saying much now is it? I look back on the science education i received while in school, and…Continue

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Advocating for elementary science education standards?

Although Washington's science scores are JUST above average compared to the rest of the nation, that's not saying much now is it? I look back on the science education i received while in school, and I find that I was never taught the scientific method!! I had to teach myself this over several years without even knowing what it was called.Kindergarten: What did we do? Make things out of construction paper, boost our self-esteem, and build domino trails out of blocks. What?? There's NINE planets?…See More
Apr 27, 2011
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Science education standards?

Although Washington's science scores are JUST above average compared to the rest of the nation, that's not saying much now is it? I look back on the science education i received while in school, and I find that I was never taught the scientific method!! I had to teach myself this over several years without even knowing what it was called.Kindergarten: What did we do? Make things out of construction paper, boost our self-esteem, and build domino trails out of blocks. What?? There's NINE planets?…See More
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At 6:21pm on May 14, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Cascadian Rationalist! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D Your icon is quite expressive.
At 5:44pm on April 27, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Jason. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

"True common sense is the basis for atheism."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 450 discussion topics and 2550 members.

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At 6:10pm on April 25, 2011, Ken said…
Hello & welcome to the Nexus.  We are very glad to have you join us.
 
 
 

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