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Calling all Science Teachers! Share Best Practices at Virginia Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference

Calling all Science Teachers! It’s time to submit your most innovative and effective lesson plans and share best practices with Science Teachers across Virginia at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers  (VAST) Annual Professional Development Institute. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Science” and submissions are due by May 1, 2017.

Holocaust Escape Tunnel

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:05am -- WCVE

For centuries, the Lithuanian city of Vilnius was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world, earning the title “Jerusalem of the North,” until the Nazis destroyed it. About 95% of its Jewish population of Vilna, its name in Hebrew and Yiddish, was murdered and its synagogues and institutions were reduced to ruins. The Soviets finished the job, paving over the remnants of Vilna’s famous Great Synagogue, for example, so thoroughly that few today know it ever existed.

How a Happy Meal Toy Might Lead to a Future Technology Breakthrough

“When I was little, my sister and I would get Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s. I would go home and use a tiny screw driver to take the toy apart. I always wanted to know how it worked,” said Stacey Mescher, sophomore at Deep Run High School. Today, Stacey is doing a whole lot more than disassembling plastic toys.

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