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Student Blog: Avogadro Salad

We all know the students we have who are just fixated on something that gets them SO jazzed up that you can just see the lightbulb burning bright above their head. One option to do with them is have them start a blog about their interest. Sarah Almeda, a 15 year old science lover and artist, started Avogadro Salad and has now been nominated for Edublog’s Top Student Blogs of 2013 List. What an accomplishment! She also posts some really awesome content that could be useful in the science classroom to get kids interested and engaged. Check it out!


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