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Education News Archive - March 16, 2008

By Sarah Bahari, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Mar. 16--Steve Novy, paintbrush in hand, is showing a group of second-graders how to make the trees in their rain forests look three-dimensional.

By W Zachary Malinowski Providence police assigned to high schools and middle schools walk the line between authority and friend. PROVIDENCE -- "Nice haircut!" barks the police officer.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.