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What My Teacher Did Not Know About the Blue Whale

The Blue Whale is larger than the largest dinosaur of ages past.Four elephants can fit into a Blue Whale’s mouth. However, some of our K-5 teachers are not prepared with enough scientific training to know this and other science facts.

With the rush to train children to meet standards imposed by federal and state education organizations and to pass achievement tests, adequate scientific education for teachers and children has fallen by the wayside. Some US States are requiring teachers to earn a Master’s Degree within 10 years of beginning to teach with a Bachelor’s and that is helping to an extent. Hands on, project based learning has helped even more. Field trips and science projects related to wildlife are a great step forward.

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