“Big Questions, Big World, Big Data!”
Did you shop online today? Write an essay in Google docs? Send a snapchat to a friend? If so, you’ve been using data!
Data is a collection of small bits of information. It’s what we know and can measure about the world. Data […]
To celebrate the release of The Children of Jubilee (Children of Exile #3), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from author Margaret Peterson Haddix and 10 chances to win the complete trilogy!
by Margaret Peterson […]
“Heads Up For Projectile Science!”
I have always been fascinated by slingshots and potato cannons. Not only is there the wow factor when rock hits tree or potato hits haybale (if you’re lucky and skilled)—there’s also the challenge of guesstimating where your projectile is going to land. Because funny enough, there’s […]
“Exploring the Potential of Artificial Intelligence!”
Most students have grown up with computers as an integral part of home and school. Smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles—all of these are pretty familiar to most kids.
And now, many of them have AI assistants in their kitchens, GPS in their parents’ cars, […]
“Introducing the World’s Rainbow of Cultures to Kids”
I’ll never forget the first time two foreign students attended our school. The brothers, one who was in my grade, were refugees from Poland and shared stories about their experiences as they had moved through five different countries before finally being granted residency […]
“And They Lived Happily Ever After”
In the author talk I give to middle grade students, I like to ask why most books have happy endings. The typical answer I get is, “The good guy always wins, everyone knows that!” But then I challenge them to ask themselves why that is. […]
“Trick or Read”
When I was in fifth grade I made an awesome Halloween costume: I was a jar of Skippy Peanut Butter. No one could tell who I really was since my head was covered, but I got lots of compliments on my cool creativity.
However, that was […]
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