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Apples and Authentic Scientific Practices

Apples and Authentic Scientific Practices

On October 16th , Lauren Madden, a faculty member in the Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department gave a presentation at the New Jersey Science Convention in Princeton, NJ. She shared a favorite lesson using iodine to test apples for the presence of starch–thesame procedure orchards use to determine ripeness. This lesson engages children in authentic scientific… Continue Reading

Tiny Superheros

Tiny Superheros

  Dr. Tabitha Dell’Angelo, coordinator of the Urban Education program has established a new partnership with an organization called “Tiny Superheroes”. Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVsIhJtRRNY. They make superhero capes for children who are ill or struggling in some way. Many of the children with whom we work could use such a cape. Now our Urban… Continue Reading

Dr. Mawhinney teaches in Bahrain

Dr. Mawhinney is an Associate Professor in the Dept of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She teaches courses in Urban Education, Elementary Education, and conducts an urban Seminar every summer as part of a consortium of colleges and Universities in the greater Pennsylvania/New Jersey region. Next year she will in in Bahrain helping them with… Continue Reading

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