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All Natural

Title image courtesy of joeymanley, CCASA2.0 License People, especially in Berkeley and in some other enclaves of California, are really into the whole “natural” thing, whether it be food ingredients or medicine, and are wary of “synthetic” chemicals. So today, I decided to highlight some of my favorite natural chemicals. I hope you enjoy them

What are the next generation’s science standards?

Science literacy in the United States is substandard, and the reasons are far too numerous to list in a single blog post. Experts in the field of education concluded that one of the factors was our lack of up to date national science standards. The last time that national science standards were developed and recommended in the U.S. was 1996. Because adoption of the standards was not compulsory, each state developed its own set leading to large discrepancies in the quality of science education between states. Some states’ standards have been criticized for presenting students with too many facts, figures, and tongue-twisting scientific names—all seemingly disconnected, and leaving many students without the necessary tools to learn or think critically about scientific subjects.