Marymount of Santa Barbara Equips Students with Intellectual, Ethical, and Social Skills | Private and Independent School Guide

The 2020 school year has just begun and Noozhawk’s Private & Independent School Guide is sure to make things easy when planning for your child’s education! Our school guide provides you and your child with all the necessary information about private schools in Santa Barbara County.

To give parents the tools to help make informed decisions about which school is the best fit for their kids in Santa Barbara, Noozhawk has conducted a series of interviews with representatives of local private & independent schools for this year’s school guide.

In this interview, Noozhawk spoke with Jaime Nelson, Director of Communications at Marymount of Santa Barbara to learn more about what they offer at their school.

Marymount of Santa Barbara

Question: What is the name of your school and what grade levels do you offer?

Answer: Marymount welcomes 3 & 4 year olds in our JK program and serves students from

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Science news in brief: From shooting lasers at the moon to one of the most baffling animals that ever lived | The Independent

How do you solve a moon mystery? Fire a laser at it

The moon is drifting away. Every year, it gets about an inch and a half farther from us.

For decades, scientists have measured the moon’s retreat by firing a laser at light-reflecting panels, known as retroreflectors, that were left on the lunar surface, and then timing the light’s round trip. But the moon’s five retroreflectors are old, and they’re now much less efficient at flinging back light. To determine whether a layer of moon dust might be the culprit, researchers devised an audacious plan: they bounced laser light off a much smaller but newer retroreflector mounted aboard a Nasa spacecraft that was skimming over the moon’s surface at thousands of miles per hour – and it worked. These results have been published in the journal Earth, Planets and Space.

A laser being beamed at the Lunar Reconnaissance
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Science and technology – The Malta Independent



STEM Education is a crucial pillar, not only for the future of the education sector but also for the future of our economy because we want a sustainable economy, which continues to realize the tremendous potential that this country that we love has. To advance the use of science and technology, we must invest in our children, in the education of the science subjects given to our children. We must also help educators and open the door for more people, parents, and members of our communities to become lovers of science because these are subjects that are the pillar of the economic success that our country will go through.

This week, together with Malta Enterprise CEO, Kurt Farrugia, I visited the Science Centre in Pembroke which is one of the annexe buildings within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes (DLAP). The Centre hosts a number of STEM (Science, Technology,

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