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SPOTLIGHT: Stephen Hawking and Black holes

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Just over one year after the death of Stephen Hawking, scientists have officially photographed a black hole for the first time this April.  In 1963 Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, and was told he had two years to live. Despite that, Stephen Hawking made a huge impact on science over five decades.  One of […]

SPOTLIGHT: Computers: the Forgotten Women in Science

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Computers, today we think of computers as electronic devices that can be used to store, process, and share information.  They can come in the form of tablets, laptops, phones and desktop computers. We also tend to think of the computer programming industry as a male domain. This wasn’t always the case though. The History When […]

LEARN: Reading is All Fun and Sight Words

Reading is one of the most important skills a child will ever learn. To live a productive life reading, literacy- they are vital! In most schools, children must be able to read simple sentences and stories by the end of first grade. By third grade, they should be able to read almost any kind of […]

LEARN: The Key To Success is…..Art?

Art, it turns out, might be the key to getting good grades! It seems that nurturing creativity and a child’s unique expression of their individuality can have a huge impact on how they do in other areas of their life. Many studies continue telling us the same thing. For example, a paper published by the […]

LEARN: Beat Boredom With Board Games

Do our kids know how to really entertain themselves or have they learned to use electronic devices to fill the void of engaging themselves with family and friends? Have their social skills become numbed with video games, TV and music plugged into their ears?  When free time does come on those rainy or too-hot days, […]

LEARN: Developing Emotional Intelligence with Board Games

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What Is Emotional Intelligence? We have heard of the importance of emotional intelligence at work, but what is it?  Emotional intelligence refers to having the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. The three areas involve: being emotionally aware, being able to harness emotions to think and […]