Coronavirus Outbreak

| By K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner| Beginning in December 2019, a small cluster of cases of a pneumonia of unknown origin was reported in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Genetic sequencing of samples taken from those cases revealed the cause to be a previously unknown coronavirus, subsequently named 2019-nCoV. Epidemiologists quickly traced the … Read more

2019 Nobel Prizes in Science

| By K. Lee Lerner | Citing their joint “contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded equal shares of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics to Canadian-born American physicist James Peebles (1935‒), the Albert Einstein Professor of Science at … Read more

Preparing for a Ph.D. Defense: Utilizing Interactive Learning Tools as a Review Mechanism

| By Dr. Nick Ruhs | Dissertation defenses and candidacy examinations are two of the most mentally taxing events for students working toward their Ph.D. Countless hours are spent making sure the research is presented thoroughly and correctly, all of the figures and tables look perfect, the proposal is sound, and that previous research has … Read more

A Celebration of History: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

| By K. Lee Lerner | Man’s footprint remains No wind or rain to erode Mankind’s achievement In July 1969, I was 12 years old. As prize for winning a regional science fair, I traveled to Cape Canaveral to witness the launch of Apollo 11. To this day, the image of the towering Saturn V … Read more

School Library Connection Reviews: UXL Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects

| By Gale Staff | UXL Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects addresses the changing landscape of how students assimilate content. This collection stands apart in the world of science education with nearly 70 projects that include step-by-step instructions, budget, and timetable estimations, expected outputs, and measures for evaluating success. Later this year, School Library Connection (SLC) will publish their … Read more

Gale Interactive Takes the Struggle Out of Science

| By Gale Staff | Gale Interactive: Science provides a comprehensive view of the most-studied science subjects. Authoritative, high-quality digital content is paired with interactive 3D models to empower a complete learning solution. Going beyond just simple, flat text on a page, Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online tool that empowers instructors to teach science topics … Read more

Gale Celebrates Career Technical Education Month with New GVRL Collections

| By Nicole Albrecht | In today’s economy, challenging and high-skill employment opportunities are in demand, and secondary schools are striving to fill those opportunities with well-trained, motivated, and “career-ready” students. Through Career and Technical Education (CTE) centers and programs, high schools across America prepare their students for future careers through the framework and study … Read more