Edinformatics has designed a two part -end of year- 8th grade science test that accesses both "Knowledge and Concepts" (Part I), and "Reasoning and Analysis Skills" (part II). Most of the science material used for the test is consistent with current intermediate school textbooks. Several questions require more rigorous mathematics that is contained within the newly initiated Common Core Standards and the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
New Drugs in the Fight Against Alzheimer's --The past few years have brought some encouraging studies to the forefront in Alzheimer's and Dementia with several drugs for Alzheimer's Disease in the pipeline that show promise -- see Alzheimer's Update 2017
Last Minute Science Projects-- While few good ones are out there, we do have some creative ideas of our own if you are willing to put the time and effort into them
Culinary Arts or Culinary Science? --Now it's Molecular Gastronomy With changes in how we cook and eat the fields of culinary arts and culinary science appear to be merging forming new areas know as 'Molecular Gastronomy" and Culinology... read more -- Best Culinary Schools in New York -- 2016 Reviews...-- What are the best Recreational Cooking Schools in the World -- Cooking and Travel.
NCTM Focal Points and Singapore Math ---Will the current Math Curriculum using the NCTM Focal Points be more in line with International Standards? Many schools are implementing a Singapore Style Math component...
Exercise Could Slow Aging --It now appears that physically active people have cells that look younger at the molecular level than those that are sedentary..