By coincidence on the heels of yesterday’s post on environmental education, I spent yesterday afternoon at with the JASON Project, a National Geographic subsidiary focusing on science education. The curriculum is interesting, engaging, involves actual scientists doing actual science and it’s tied to state standards. Like this NBC initiative it shows what’s possible in terms of moving technology beyond the “gee whiz” phase and embedding it in teaching and learning content. Also, per yesterday, it shows the folly of pitting science against reading. The work that students do as part of JASON is critical thinking, problem solving, and so forth. The exact things we hear so much about — but it’s done while learning content and reinforcing literacy (and numeracy).