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Science Humor

  • Two satellite antennas got married. The ceremony was only so-so, but the reception was fantastic.
  • I thought about cutting my sodium intake, but then I was like, “Na.”
  • Parallel lines have so much in common, it’s a shame they’ll never meet.

Did you hear about the Dad who taught his daughter the definition of “bargain”?

  • She said, “Thanks, Dad, that means a great deal”.

Did you hear about the guy who was looking at Tuxedo’s? He was irritated that the salesman kept hanging around and asked him to leave. The salesman’s response?

  • Fine, suit yourself

Seems every morning someone is putting a bunch of celery on my porch.

  • I think I’m being stalked.

What do you call friends that you like to eat with?

  • Tastebuds

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

I was recently reading the February, 2019 issue of “Science Scope,” a magazine written for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association.

In this issue, I read the “Member Spotlight” section where NSTA highlights a middle school science teacher, from across the United States. This month, Michelle Stagnitta is featured. She is a middle school General Science and Living Environment teacher in New York. Her advice for a new science teacher is:

“Use inquiry whenever possible to get your students thinking.”

“The dihydrogen monoxide parody involves calling water by the unfamiliar chemical name “dihydrogen monoxide” (DHMO), or “hydroxylic acid” in some cases, and listing some of water’s well-known effects in a particularly alarming manner, such as accelerating corrosion and causing suffocation. The parody often calls for dihydrogen monoxide to be banned, regulated, or labeled as dangerous. It illustrates how a lack of scientific literacy and an exaggerated analysis can lead to misplaced fears.”

From the Twitterverse:  

John Spencer‏ @spencerideas

My daughter created a sketch-note writing prompt. She’ll be adding music tomorrow. She wrote it, recorded it, edited it, and then decided to scrap it when she didn’t like her voice. Then, she said today, let me record again, and she’ll be posting it.

Richard Byrne‏ @rmbyrne

One of my new hobbies is unfollowing ed tech “influencers” who are clearly only influenced by the companies who pay them. Doing that has tremendously lowered my blood pressure.

John Meehan‏ @MeehanEDU

Slideshows 101: 1. SEVEN words. Max. 2. With kids: Take the age of the youngest person in the room. Double it. That’s the smallest font you’re allowed. 3. With adults: Take the age of the oldest person in the room. Divide it in half. That’s the smallest font you’re allowed.

Maire Cervenak‏ @MaireCervenak

Standardized tests were not created to understand kids, they were created to segregate them.

Gary G. Abud, Jr.‏ @MR_ABUD

Get a head start on your summer reading list this weekend at @BookstockMI. The largest event of its kind pays it forward by making great used books available at great deals, and for a great cause! #michED #AD #Detroit Spread the word!

WeAreTeachers‏ @WeAreTeachers

Use plastic eggs for classroom curriculum! Check out these curriculum ideas using Easter eggs. Plus more ideas here —->  #ClassroomHack #Upcycling #HandsOnLearning

Phyllis Fagell, LCPC‏ @Pfagell

To kick off a positive cycle, urge teen girls to replace selfies & party pics w/ shout-outs for friends who’ve reached personal goals. Girls want to reciprocate kind gestures, & they learn that loyalty & tenacity matter more than popularity or appearance.  

Larry Ferlazzo‏Verified account @Larryferlazzo

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Vox Article:  The Dunning-Krueger Effect

There are some interesting quotes to take away from the article and use in class.  A meme generator would be good here. “When arguing with a fool, first make sure the other person isn’t doing the same thing.”

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