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LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK!

      GRADE:    4th TEACHER:  Ms. Mason PROGRAM:  It Doesn’t Phase Me SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   Limelight School of the Week:  Cape Fear Christian Academy   Hello Scientists, I hope everyone is having a wonderful and exciting Spring.  Playing sports, riding bikes, and enjoying this weather in anticipation of being able to go to […]

    Today we honor Lucy Wills, the woman who created prenatal vitamins. Lucy Wills,  born in Birmingham, England in 1888, she studied botany and geology and received a certificate in 1911. In 1915 she enrolled in The London School of Medicine for Women and legally  became a medical practitioner in 1920, earning her bachelor […]

Compost

    For the month of May, we are going to learn how beneficial, interesting, and easy composting can be!  You may ask yourself: what is composting or why is it important? You may also question why we need compost at all? We are going to explore the science behind composting and discover what a […]

Limelight School Of The Week…..

  GRADE:    Pre-School TEACHER:  Ms. Fox PROGRAM:  Shoot For The Stars SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Duke Memorial Weekday School, Durham, NC   Hello Scientists.  I hope everyone has had a wonderful and Scientifically great week.  The last few months have been soooo busy with all the new […]

If Pets Had Thumbs

    Have you ever wondered why we have thumbs? Do you think only humans have thumbs?  What if all animals had thumbs? Our thumbs are an example of an adaptation.  Our hands evolved over time (much like our eyes and other distinct features) to serve a purpose critical to our survival as a species. […]

“From the Field”

Molecule Mike – “Sounds Like Fun” You can’t predict those purpose-affirming moments that often happen in classrooms. All it takes is one comment or thought-provoking question from a precocious student to remind you that making science fun and increasing science literacy is critical and impactful work. During a recent in-school field trip for 2nd graders […]

Limelight School Of The Week!

  GRADE:    5th Grade TEACHER:  Ms. Greggory PROGRAM:  Meteorology Madness SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……LaFayette Elementary School, Fuquay-Varina, NC Hello Scientists, I hope that everyone has had a scientifically wonderful week.  Our Limelight school is none other that the legendary, Lafayette Elementary. I would like to begin […]

Black History Month

Black History Month  As we celebrate Black History Month, remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history! Elijah McCoy was born in Canada to parents who were slaves and had escaped slavery by way of the Underground Railroad.  His parents really wanted him to get a good education.  But they could not […]

Limelight School of the Week….

    GRADE:  4th Grade TEACHER:  Ms. Coleman  PROGRAM:  “Jurassic Classic” SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Pleasant Union Elementary School, Raleigh, NC.   Hello Scientists!!!  This week was packed full of fun and amazing lessons covering a wide variety of topics.  The list included: having fun with sound, learning about […]

LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK…..

  GRADE:    3rd Grade TEACHER:  Ms. DeChesere PROGRAM:  Newton in a Nutshell SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Sandy Ridge Elementary School, Durham, NC. Hello scientists!!!  I hope that everyone has had a fantastic week.   I recently had the opportunity to visit a school for the very first time […]