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Easy as Pi
Mar 14, 2016
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...
Study: Multiple Choice Tests Not Always ‘Multiple Guess’
Jan 27, 2016
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...
Jan 4, 2016
Happy New Year everyone! We hope your 2016 will be a great one from start to finish.
Journey to the Red Planet
Dec 2, 2015
For those of us old enough to remember the Apollo space program of the 1960s and '70s, the images of man walking on the...
Finding Ourselves in Space
Nov 18, 2015
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...
Dogs Can See Colors — But Not Reds & Greens
Sep 18, 2015
It may not be a coincidence that your dog is very good at finding and retrieving the little yellow tennis ball that you throw...
More Tips to Start the School Year Right
Sep 2, 2015
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...
Starting the New School Year off Right
Aug 19, 2015
With Labor Day fast approaching, students will soon be headed back to school. The start of the new year is often greeted with both...
Why Can’t We Remember Our Earliest Years?
Aug 5, 2015
You probably remember many things from your childhood – family, friends, school. And if you are like most people, you have a slew of...
Distant Relatives? Earth & Newly Discovered Planet Appear to Have Much in Common
Jul 27, 2015
In one of our first posts in Wise Words, we examined the Kepler Mission — a NASA project to search for Earth-like planets in...
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