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Curious about Curiosity? Click here for an excellent recent review of the research literature on Curiosity in The Atlantic featuring the work of Wiliams College Professor Susan Engel, best known for her lecture: The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity
Interesting in bringing STEM to your life science class? In my 9th grade Biology class last year we leveraged the Lego Mindstorm system to conduct an Evolution simulation. Students play three rounds of Robot Sumo which model three generations of reproduction. During each round resources are removed and students are challenged to reconstruct their robots to leverage the structures of the winners from the previous generation. "Limited Resources" of legos, code "gene mutations" were a few of the techniques used to model the process.
Ramsey Musallam is a full-time science teacher in Santa Rosa California.