A Rare, Temporary Victory.

bit.ly/rwaymay I passed the 1,000 post for this blog, but I’ve been so busy recently that I didn’t notice until tonight, So something a little different from what I usually post… A class I’m teaching actually made it into the newspaper today.  The Sandy Recovery Workforce1 initiative continues to offer pre-apprenticeship programs, including trades math, where every day last week I was…

Class #4: Que circunda los vagones

Now that all of my students in both of my Bio classes are actually showing up, let’s circle the wagons and recap what’s been going on in my classes.   We live in a universe 13.82 billion years old, in one of 172 billion galaxies (the Milky Way) that is at least 6 billion years old, home to perhaps 10 billion…

Clas #3: La química de la vida

These first few classes have been a little scattered, but next class, I hope, everything we have covered so far will coalesce into a very large (and very small) scientific perspective on the Earth and cosmos around us, enframing the fundamental question of biology: what is life? What we have learned so far: The Periodic Table of Elements is a…

Class #1: ¿Dónde está la vida?

bit.ly/RPtwo Greetings RP-2 Bio I registrants . . . Message received from Kepler spacecraft . . . Now in Emergency Mode . . . Its mission to seek out new life in jeopardy . . . Tu misión is to choose an Earth-like exoplanet already identified by Kepler, with the likely following properties: similar diameter to Earth within a habitable zone its location (star…

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