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By Rachel Kane | March 31, 2007
Multiple births and the circulatory system were on display at Providence High School's science and math fair Tuesday night. Students spent about two months formulating, studying and making presentations of scientific and mathematical experiments in nine categories, for the fair, which boasted 122 projects. Nearly 300 students, teachers and family members attended the fifth year of the annual event. Judges from other schools surveyed and viewed three-to-five-minute presentations from the students from all four grades.
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January 19, 2002
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Barbara Chang knows her students are going to remember that when a bee flies in a figure-eight pattern, a flower is far away. And Chang -- a fourth-grade teacher at George Washington Elementary School -- is confident her students will retain the information they learned Wednesday in a special lesson on bees because they physically participated in the lesson. "I have students with multiple intelligences, but so many of them are kinetic body learners, which means they learn more during hands-on activities that involve moving," Chang said.
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April 5, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Five high school seniors have received a total of $15,000 in college scholarships from the city's Public Service Department for their excellence in science, school officials said. The scholarship winners will be honored at Tuesday's City Council meeting, said Jeanette Mieyer, marketing manager for the department. The students, chosen from Burbank's public and private schools, will each receive $3,000 when they enroll in an accredited university, she said.
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By Rachel Kane | October 31, 2007
BURBANK — Administrators at Providence High School are gearing up for a $7-million to $8-million fundraising campaign to overhaul part of the campus and add a two-story science facility in the coming year. “Our science labs were built with the original buildings,” Providence High School Principal Michele Schulte said. “We need to just upgrade them for what you need to do in the 21st century.” The new, nearly 12,000-square-foot science building will include labs and classrooms for biology, chemistry and physics and will also be the new headquarters of the school’s Medical Focus Program, said Arjan Harjani, chair of the science department and director of the Medical Focus Program.
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By Christopher Cadelago | March 21, 2009
BURBANK — A crowd of anxious students packed the Roosevelt Elementary School auditorium Wednesday to learn the results of the fifth-grade science fair, a rite of passage for nearly 100 of the school’s budding scientists and mathematicians. Among the 89 entries were experiments using pennies, flowers, flour, eggs, 9-volt batteries, Venus fly traps, dogs, high-fructose corn syrup, potatoes and sheets of multicolored construction paper. The students began their projects in January, said science and math teacher Sheryl Hambro.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 8, 2013
Out of 75,000 eligible educators, Burroughs High School teacher Jill Tobin stands among 16 chosen as Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year. “It's totally humbling,” she said. “I feel like I don't deserve this any more than anybody else at this school or at this district.” In her ninth year of teaching science at Burroughs, Tobin aspires to help students apply the subject to their own lives. In one infamous lesson, students learned how phytoplankton require nitrogen made available from whale waste in order to fulfill their role as the basis of the ocean's food chain, which is a necessary element to the planet's well-being.
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April 13, 2002
Maya Kukes HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Running solar cars shouldn't be a problem in sunny southern California but the recent spate of cloudy weather worried sixth grade teacher Joe Reed as the test drive for the cars was set for Tuesday morning. Fortunately, the clouds parted and they pulled it off. Reed's science and math students at John Muir Middle School have been working for several weeks -- gluing, soldering and cutting -- to build the solar-powered cars.
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March 12, 2005
High school faculty to take on L.A. Breakers John Burroughs High School Cheer Squad hosts an evening of competition as the high school faculty takes on the Los Angeles Breakers, professional dwarf basketball players. The activity is a fundraiser for the cheerleading squad and starts at 7 p.m. March 18 Friday in the gym, 1920 W. Clark Ave. Pizza, popcorn and refreshments will be for sale. Tickets are $6. For more information, call (818) 558-4777.
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December 8, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Ann Marie Goulding is teaching her fifth-grade students how sugar, water and minerals are transported in a vascular plant this week. And while the district's newly adopted science textbooks are helpful in organizing class experiments to illustrate the life, earth and physical sciences, teachers like Goulding say the textbooks are also more difficult. "When making my lesson plans, the new books are extremely helpful in specifically addressing each standard that an experiment is addressing," said Goulding, whose students will be watching the growth patterns of plants this month and charting the data.
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February 26, 2000
Irma Lemus NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Roller coasting through the small intestine and rapid riding through the rough waters of the stomach may not sound like ideal vacation plans, but the concepts are helping one group of Burbank students better understand the digestive system. Those and many other equally intriguing travel ideas were featured in a series of vacation brochures created by Luther Burbank Middle School ninth-graders as part of a novel anatomy lesson.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 8, 2013
Out of 75,000 eligible educators, Burroughs High School teacher Jill Tobin stands among 16 chosen as Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year. “It's totally humbling,” she said. “I feel like I don't deserve this any more than anybody else at this school or at this district.” In her ninth year of teaching science at Burroughs, Tobin aspires to help students apply the subject to their own lives. In one infamous lesson, students learned how phytoplankton require nitrogen made available from whale waste in order to fulfill their role as the basis of the ocean's food chain, which is a necessary element to the planet's well-being.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 21, 2012
Three long awaited science labs were celebrated in a prayer service Monday at Providence High School, officially capping off eight years of work on the $3.2-million project. The state-of-the-art laboratories for chemistry, biology and physics classes were just an idea in 2004. It was a lot of “planning, prodding and praying,” said Head of School Joe Sciuto. Fundraising began in 2007, and by December 2011, construction broke ground. Seeing the project from genesis to fruition was overwhelming for some, including Cathy Boucher, director of operations at Providence.
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January 10, 2012
Providence High School broke ground on a new science center on Dec. 16. The new facility will include three combinations of classrooms and laboratories for biology, chemistry and physics classes. “The new science center is essential in keeping our science curriculum progressive and competitive. It will benefit the entire Providence community,” said Head of School, Joe Sciuto. The new science center will likely be completed by August.    
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By Patrick Caneday | May 22, 2010
?Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.? ? Leonardo da Vinci ? Faith comes in many forms, I believe. And in my search to find it in places unexpected, I?m learning a lot. I sat down with Steve Hines at Shaker?s for breakfast one recent morning to further my exploration. Steve?s an inventor, and I asked him what he had faith in. He handed me a photocopied page from Webster?
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By Rima Bek | May 12, 2010
Director Robert Brousseau and the crew at Hyper Image, a post-production and animation company in Glendale, had just finished animating the TV show ?Star Ship Troopers Chronicles? when they felt intrigued by a video game idea. As time progressed, the game idea evolved into a possible series, but instead became a movie. The result is ?Race,? the new computer-animated science fiction action film that will be released on DVD by Phase 4 Films on May 25. ?It?s very satisfying for us to get a shelf space,?
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By Max Zimbert | January 28, 2010
Eighth-grader Spencer Malden’s only experience building things is with Legos. But three days into a lesson at Luther Burbank, he donned mechanic gloves and disconnected a sparkplug from an engine while explaining how its piston worked. “I’ve been trying to take it apart, and I’m getting better at it,” he said. “I don’t know [if I want to be a mechanic], but it’s better than math.” Spencer is in the Exploring Technology Lab elective at school, providing hands-on learning opportunities in 16 roughly two-week courses, ranging from robotics, forensic science, applied physics, audio broadcasting and microbiology.
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By Christopher Cadelago | March 21, 2009
BURBANK — A crowd of anxious students packed the Roosevelt Elementary School auditorium Wednesday to learn the results of the fifth-grade science fair, a rite of passage for nearly 100 of the school’s budding scientists and mathematicians. Among the 89 entries were experiments using pennies, flowers, flour, eggs, 9-volt batteries, Venus fly traps, dogs, high-fructose corn syrup, potatoes and sheets of multicolored construction paper. The students began their projects in January, said science and math teacher Sheryl Hambro.
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March 18, 2009
Closure would be community?s loss I just read in the paper about the Magnolia Park Post Office closing to go to the main office on Hollywood Way (?Post office is being shipped,? Feb. 14). I am very sorry to hear this, as I love this post office as it is so convenient. I feel it would be a great loss to lose this post office, and I know the businesses around it would be hurting as well. People go to the post office and are more likely to look through the other stores by it. I know I do. I hope something can be worked out so this wonderful post office does not have to close.
FEATURES
January 12, 2008
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences last week issued a defense of evolution as the core principle of biology, arguing that it must be taught in public schools. In its defense of evolution, the academy took issue with creationism and intelligent design, saying they are not science, and therefore should not be taught in public school science classes. What do you think? ? Religious beliefs are a basic part of American society, and are as integral to it as the study of science.
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