Category Archives: Science

Exceeding Expectations in Tutoring and Mentoring

I’ve known I wanted to teach since I was a little kid. My dolls were lined up for lessons; my poor brother and cousins got roped into “playing school” with me. All through college and grad school, I would watch … Continue reading

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Teaching for the Future

Teaching is the only social interaction that comes naturally to me. Sharing information, explaining things to other people – it is not only easy, but it gives me joy. That is why I teach for GHF Online, and why I … Continue reading

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Talking Climate Change with Kids

As an environmental science instructor, there comes a time each term where I have to talk about climate change with my students. The reaction is predictable: they start saying how awful it is, they get scared about the consequences, and they … Continue reading

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Small Price, Huge Value

Co-written with my mother, Corin Goodwin, Executive Director of Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. Corin: When my kids were young, we didn’t have a lot of money for activities. We lived in the Silicon Valley, where the cost of living is high … Continue reading

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A world of sHell

Right now there is an oil drilling platform, owned by Shell, just off the coast of Washington State, within kayak distance. I know that last part because on Saturday, May 16, approximately five hundred kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even one swimmer went … Continue reading

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A New Direction

I have an idea. Imagine country where a person’s worth was based on their character, and every person had an equal voice in their society. Money is strictly used for trading, and everyone has a guaranteed minimum income. What if teachers, nurses, … Continue reading

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Things are heating up

In my last post, I was telling you that you should question everything. I’m telling you now to accept that climate change is real. How shall I reconcile these contradictory statements? By explaining here how greenhouse gases work, and how we know … Continue reading

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Science: what’s the big deal?

At some point in our lives, we’ve all been told that science is important. Why? What’s the big deal? Science is how we know about things. It’s about asking questions, forming hypotheses, and testing them. Based on the results of … Continue reading

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New Year, New Hope

2014 has been quite the year. We have seen article after article describing the good (and the bad) that has happened. Looking forward, here are some things I want to see happen. I want an international treaty on climate change, … Continue reading

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Yes, We Can: the power of people to create change

The world is downright depressing these days. I think I made that point in my last post. Here’s the thing: we can do something about it. We can stand up and say “This isn’t right.” We can go knock on … Continue reading

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