What Should High School Students Learn About Science?

Would you focus your time on lab experiments? Expound on your own scientific career or field? Plan some activities? Tell us after the jump what it is you think secondary education could most use in its science classes! » 12/12/14 8:50am 12/12/14 8:50am

Judge Dismisses Creationist Lawsuit Against School Science Standards

In September, a Kansas group filed a lawsuit attempting to block the state from adopting new science guidelines, saying it was an attempt to indoctrinate students into a "non-theistic worldview." But a federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that it failed to sufficiently demonstrate any specific injuries. » 12/09/14 12:14pm 12/09/14 12:14pm

What One Thing Can We Do To Make Science Education Better?

Is it the text books that need revamping? Does the curriculum need a refresh? Should we broaden the slate of experiments? Whatever you think the problem is, tell us what you think we could do to fix science education — and why it would work — in the comments now. » 11/10/14 7:10am 11/10/14 7:10am

How Can We Improve Scientific Literacy?

Being able to understand and interpret basic scientific concepts and methods is incredibly important, and it's also become increasingly controversial. So what should we be doing to improve scientific literacy? » 9/16/14 7:00am 9/16/14 7:00am

Using Camera Traps To Teach Nicaraguan Kids About Big Cat Conservation

Camera traps are just the coolest. In Nicaragua, scientist Miguel Ordeñana uses them to study carnivores, like jaguars and ocelots. And now the organization that he works with, Paso Pacifico, is teaching local kids to use them as well. » 4/09/14 10:20am 4/09/14 10:20am

Anthropomorphic Animals Make It Harder To Learn Science

"Yum, these grass and plants are delicious!" Mother cavy thinks as she eats her breakfast. "I will feed some to my baby cavies too!" she says. The baby cavies love to play in the grass! But they've gotten all dirty! "Time for your bath," Mother cavy says. Mother cavy and her babies like to spend the afternoon… » 3/31/14 3:45pm 3/31/14 3:45pm

Who First Got You interested In Science?

Who was the person who first sparked your interest in science? It could be someone from your own life, a fictional character with a penchant for the lab, or a scientist whose work caught your interest. » 3/31/14 7:15am 3/31/14 7:15am

Watch Bill Nye Reminisce About Carl Sagan's College Astronomy Class

Before either Bill Nye or Carl Sagan were on television, Nye was a student in Sagan's astronomy class at Cornell. Here's Nye reminiscing about that class — and the advice Sagan gave him before he started his own show. » 3/21/14 1:50pm 3/21/14 1:50pm

Brian Greene is here to answer your questions about string theory!

Renowned physicist Brian Greene is here to answer all your questions about theoretical physics, superstring theory, and his new online science education website, World Science U, launching today. » 3/11/14 9:00am 3/11/14 9:00am

Ohio's Supreme Court backs the firing of a creationist science teacher

In a case that's lasted five years, the Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the termination of John Freshwater, an eighth-grade science teacher who refused to remove religious content from his class. But the decision was reached for a different reason than you may think. » 11/20/13 7:25am 11/20/13 7:25am

Toys "R" Us creates the most anti-science ad ever

Wrong, wrong, wrong, Toys "R" Us. Wrong. An inane commercial like this — in which children are taught that science and the environment are boring — sends the exact wrong message. » 11/11/13 4:20pm 11/11/13 4:20pm

How 19-year-old activist Zack Kopplin is making life hell for…

For Zack Kopplin, it all started back in 2008 with the passing of the Louisiana Science Education Act. The bill made it considerably easier for teachers to introduce creationist textbooks into the classroom. Outraged, he wrote a research paper about it for a high school English class. Nearly five years later, the… » 1/15/13 12:12pm 1/15/13 12:12pm

A Nobel Laureate answers questions on the streets of New York City

The world could use more scientists like Leon Lederman, and not just because his Nobel Prize winning research led to the discovery of the muon neutrino. » 7/16/12 8:30am 7/16/12 8:30am

The Greatest Space Art Created by Children

Earlier this year, the 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest invited kids from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to submit original artwork of the Universe. The only requirements were that the students adhere to the theme, "Space is Infinite - Explore!" » 4/06/12 1:27pm 4/06/12 1:27pm

Is Something Missing from Science Education?

If you’ve ever been frustrated at having to explain the difference between a scientific theory and a hypothesis, you’re hardly alone. But it’s not just folks without a science background who get confused over the terminology; even some science grads have trouble telling a fact from a law. And some in the scientific… » 10/19/08 2:30pm 10/19/08 2:30pm