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Let’s fix science education: A Q&A with “Save Our Science” author Ainissa RamirezLet’s fix science education: A Q&A with “Save Our Science” author Ainissa Ramirez

Posted By Rachel Lehmann-Haupt

How is it that science classes have become about memorization and filling in the right circle on a Scantron sheet, rather than about doing hands-on experiments and activities that reveal the wonder of the world around us? It’s a problem that Tyler DeWitt tackled in yesterday’s talk, “Hey science teachers — make it fun.” And […]

Science

New TED Book: Save Our ScienceNew TED Book: Save Our Science

Posted By Jim Daly

It is not nearly enough for students to simply churn out answers from memory. No, in our ever-changing time, they need to be able to think expansively and creatively. In order to solve the complex problems of tomorrow, the traditional academic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic must be replaced with creativity, curiosity, critical thinking […]

Design

Can bologna be educational? Absolutely. TED-Ed shows how.Can bologna be educational? Absolutely. TED-Ed shows how.

Posted By Stephanie Lo

In the TED-Ed lesson “Magical metals, how shape memory alloys work,” animator Andy London had a creative idea for how to bring a science lesson from Ainissa Ramirez to life — by putting faces and matchstick limbs on bologna to create walking, talking atoms. This materials science lesson teaches that, in certain metals, atoms are […]

Science

A Sputnik moment for STEM education: Ainissa Ramirez at TED2012A Sputnik moment for STEM education: Ainissa Ramirez at TED2012

Posted By Helen Walters

Photos: James Duncan Davidson Ainissa Ramirez comes on stage armed with a blowtorch. Well, that sure got everyone’s attention. She promptly uses said blowtorch to straighten a piece of bent piece of wire. Her point: atoms often rearrange usefully to create entirely different types of structures. The Yale associate professor goes on to explain why this […]