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Mi-STAR Teacher Featured in Science Scope


Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Making Genetics Fun with Snap Blocks and Popsicles


Monday, July 29, 2019
​The seventh-grade science teachers piloting Mi-STAR’s Unit 7.6, Inheritance of Traits in Humans, say it has a lot going for it: popsicles, microscopes and a brother-sister spat. But the most intriguing part of all may be that it’s about us. Read more


Mi-STAR Receives Accomplished Rating from STEMworks


Friday, June 21, 2019
​The Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform (Mi-STAR) project has been admitted to STEMworks as an Accomplished program. Read more


Mi-STAR PLF Highlighted in School News Network


Thursday, June 20, 2019
​Greg Busse, who teaches sixth and seventh grade science in the Sparta Area Schools, is featured in the article “More Fun to Figure it Out: Hands-on Science Makes for STAR Scientists,” published June 11 by the School News Network. Read more


Geo Travel with a Volcanic Twist


Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The travel agents at VolcaKNOW were desperate. They’d thought they had a winning formula: sending travelers on once-in-a-lifetime vacations to some of the most exciting places on earth. But it wasn’t turning out that way. “They were getting all kinds of one-star reviews on TripAdvisor,” said Monica Wyrwicz, a science teacher at Hart Middle School, in Rochester Hills. What was going wrong? the agency wondered. What should they do to fix it? Read more


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