A number of years ago I facilitated a Science Circle discussion about why learning math is so hard. Twelve Science Circle participants shared their ideas on this question. We all had varying notions. Today I am convinced that humanity divides itself into two groups. One small group is capable of grasping the abstract beauty of…

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I grew up in an academic environment and learned as a guiding principle… It is my curiosity and intelligence that drives my search for understanding and knowledge, but those products need to be shared with the world. My English 101 teacher, a man who took no prisoners, said you knew nothing if you could not…

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A few days ago, the Science Circle led a field trip to the Sustainable Energy Science Lab on Etopia Island. The tour was led by Windy Schor (Shawn Reeves from EnergyTeachers.org in RL). On Etopia Island Windy Schor, and her colleague Solar Sierra, have developed examples of how to generate and use electricity from renewable…

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