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What is the new moon?

Do you ever look up into the night sky and wonder? What is going on up there? Are there aliens? Still looking. Are we made up of stardust? Yes. Are we the center of the universe? In a manner of speaking. Is the moon made of cheese? No. And lastly, why does the moon look different over the course of the month? In this post I include a simple demonstration to help show you the moon phases and discuss what the new moon is since the moon seems to magically disappear and reappear throughout the month.

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Find a Fungus Walk

For the first official installment of the “STEM Mom” content I wanted to give you an easy opportunity to investigate important organisms in the natural world: FUNGI! As my dad would say “of course I’m a fun guy!”

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STEM Mom Introduction

As readers may already know I am a high school biology teacher.  However you may not know that I have a bachelor of science in environmental science and a master of science in biology.  I worked for public non-profits and the private sector on my way towards becoming a biology teacher.  I have a passion for science education because at my core I am a scientist; I graduated college expecting to pursue the scientific fields and not the field of education but after the fact decided to turn my interests towards education so I ultimately took another class pursuing the “alternate route” program in my state to earn my teaching certificate.  I think this has made a difference in how I approach science education in my classroom and also with the Munchkin.

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