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Pi

This is an oldie, but goodie...a Wise Words post that talks about some practical applications of pi. As many of you know, March 14...
blogmultiplechoice

Ask students whether they prefer multiple choice or more open-ended questions on their tests and most are likely to say the former. But teachers, particularly...

Happy New Year everyone! We hope your 2016 will be a great one from start to finish.  

For those of us old enough to remember the Apollo space program of the 1960s and '70s, the images of man walking on the...
forumastronomyhowell

The question of whether we are alone in the universe has fascinated scientists and non-scientists alike for centuries. While it's true that speculation about intelligent...
blogcolors

It may not be a coincidence that your dog is very good at finding and retrieving the little yellow tennis ball that you throw...

School has begun for most students, but it’s still not too late to get out to a good start. Last year, Wise Words outlined suggestions...

With Labor Day fast approaching, students will soon be headed back to school. The start of the new year is often greeted with both...
blogbrain

You probably remember many things from your childhood – family, friends, school. And if you are like most people, you have a slew of...
blogphotokepler452nasa

In one of our first posts in Wise Words, we examined the Kepler Mission — a NASA project to search for Earth-like planets in...