Today I read Robert Krulwich’s fine blog with a post about a fascinating video about a little-noticed phenomenon. As he notes in his post, the video is made by someone with technical training but whose main occupation is not scientific storytelling, teaching, or journalism. Except for the musical soundtrack, I think the video is great. It […]

Most people buy their ice cream at the store, ready-made. On special occasions some of us still make it at home. Mostly, we do this using specially designed ice cream machines with a frozen insert to make the delicious dessert. But sometimes we use the power of salt and ice to steal the heat away […]

There are an uncountable number of news sites and news aggregators and people blogging about science news. This blog will not be about anything new. Instead I have decided to write about the things that I write about and talk about every day as a science educator. When I explain things to students I am […]

I now have several years of teaching behind me. Being a teacher of chemistry gives me a different perspective on teaching and learning. Different, that is, from most of the general public and perhaps different from teachers of subjects other than science. As a student of science and math I have a somewhat different experience […]

I am a chemistry teacher and I teach in a high school in Maine. I have a web site which makes all of the curriculum I have written over the years available to anyone with an Internet connection. I am proud of the writing I have done in producing lab activities, group work with detailed […]