Ecology, Data Analysis, and Pen Pals

I’ve been poking around online looking for interesting projects involving data analysis, and I’ve come across some write ups of projects involving cemetery demography.  There’s a lot of potential here – it’s an interesting intersection of ecology, medical science, and social studies.  And, from a practical point of view, the appeal of a biology field … More Ecology, Data Analysis, and Pen Pals

Minimester Musings: Writing and Illustrating Science Books for Children

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I’ve become quite intrigued by the idea of the minimester recently.  It’s a fascinating idea and I can’t help but think about minimester classes I’d like to offer.  The title of the class I’m describing here is Writing and Illustrating Science Books for Children. I envision this project … More Minimester Musings: Writing and Illustrating Science Books for Children

Minimester Musings: Human Evolution and Paleontology

One of the trends in independent school education that I’m noticing with great interest is the minimester.  A minimester (which can also go by a variety of other names) is break during the regular academic calendar when short, intensive courses are offered.  I’ve been thinking about what minimester courses I’d like to offer if I … More Minimester Musings: Human Evolution and Paleontology