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  1. by Katherine Ayers

    When scientists study cells under a microscope, they have to look with the eyes of a scientist to carefully analyze the shape and patterns of color of the cells being observed. The method of observing details under a microscope is similar to the method used by artists to create realistic drawings. When artists create a still-life drawing, for example, they must look with eyes of a scientist to carefully analyze the shape and patterns of color in the subject of their drawing. Linking these two concepts by using cells as the subject of a still-life drawing allows students to develop their scientific eyes as both a scientist and an artist.

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  2. by Katherine Ayers

    Jinghui Zhang is a computational biologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, working on the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project. In this interview, students can learn more about the types of skills and technologies needed to analyze the genomes of cancer patients.

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  3. by Katherine Ayers

    TCAPS are over! Summer is approaching! Take advantage of this time to remind students of the importance of sun safety while extending their scientific understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum and UV radiation.

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  4. by Katherine Ayers

    As you begin to prepare your school garden for the spring growing season, engage students in health conversations by emphasizing the cancer-fighting power of the foods they grow and eat.

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  5. by Katherine Ayers

    STEM education is defined as the preparation of students in competencies and skills in the four disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and math. When incorporating STEM education into the classroom, the fundamental principal to understand is that the four disciplines cannot be segmented and inserted in isolation of one another. Rather than thinking of each discipline in isolation, the STEM methodology unifies the disciplines to create lessons that encourage students to think critically and creatively about real-world questions and problems. The STEM methodology empowers students with the skills and tools necessary for approaching problems and answering questions. For the teacher, the STEM methodology is a guide for creating in-depth lesson plans that present students with questions that cannot be answered without first solving a problem. This approach to lesson planning can be extended into all academic disciplines.

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