I have never posted one of these quizzes on my site before, but I thought this particular one (found via Dave Does the Blog) might be fun since a lot of people associate the word “scientist” with “geek.” Obvious, that association doesn’t always hold true. I am 100% scientist, but only 8% geek (*grin*). Have fun with it…
|You are 8% geek|
I found the PathFinder Science web site while surfing the web. Their tagline is “creating student scientists, not just science students.” What a great philosophy!! PathFinder Science is a national and international collaboration of teachers and students from over 1,000 registered classrooms in 21 differnt countries. The classrooms share data and work together in order to answer questions about our world. Collaborative projects include:
You don’t have to register on their site to access the information and ideas on the site, but is necessary for you to share your ideas and classroom data. Find out more about PathFinder Science from their web site.
Donors Choose is an organization which is set up to help fund grant proposals written by NYC public school teachers. The teachers write up short proposals to be posted on the web site. Prospective donors (people like you and I) can go to the web site and browse the projects…and then decide to fully or partially fund one of the grants. You can browse proposals by discipline, grade level or by amount. The site also allows you the list of proposals by keyword.
What a great idea!!
I had been meaning to post some links related to the recent Mars Exploration Rover Mission, but Jeff Hellman of “So you want to be a science teacher” has beaten me to it. Check out his blog for links to Web sites with information about the Mars mission.
(Martian horizon captured by the Panoramic Camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell)
3D images of the surface of Mars are being sent to earth as a result of NASA’s recent unmanned mission to the red planet. These images have contributed to a recent fad…3D glasses. An article in Thursday’s issue of USA Today, “Geeky 3-D glasses are looking good” , describes this recent obsession.
I just wanted to check in and wish all of you a Happy New Year!
FYI, I won’t be able to post to “Citizen Scientist” until the middle of next week. My husband and I are moving to Athens, Georgia in a couple of months and will be spending the weekend in the area looking for a place to live.