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  • 05 Jul 2016 9:13 AM | Anonymous

    Mims House Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Nefertiti, the Spidernaut: The Jumping Spider Who Learned to Hunt in Space by acclaimed children's book author, Darcy Pattison. As part of the Science Educators profession, Mims House is offering you a free PDF of this book.

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  • 26 Sep 2015 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    Visit the updated Water Science Center section of the US Geological Survey (USGS). We have a wonderful Web site for teachers to use to learn all about water, the Water Science School (http://water.usgs.gov/edu/).We feature a great diagram and also an Interactive Section where a student can mouse hover over sections of the diagram and get popup information and pictures about that topic, along with links to more information. All of this is available for 3 different age levels.

    And, the diagram is available in over a dozen languages, including Spanish!

    Main diagram: http://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids.html

    Interactive Center: Beginner:  http://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids-beg.html

                                Intermediate: http://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids-int.html

                                Advanced: http://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids-adv.html

    Order "Water Science School" bookmarks which I can send you or to any school or group, if you wish.

    Howard Perlman

    U.S. Geological Survey

    hperlman@usgs.gov

    678-924-6678


  • 04 Sep 2015 3:47 PM | Anonymous
    The movement to green our school grounds and connect children with nature has taken an important leap forward. The California state assembly adopted a new resolution that encourages school districts to design and construct schoolyard green spaces and use them to teach academic curricula outdoors.

    The 2015 Living Schoolyard Month Activity Guide was created in honor of the first Living Schoolyard Month. It was developed by Green Schoolyards America in collaboration with our colleagues from 40+ organizations across California who contributed a wide range of ideas to help schools bring students outside and use their school grounds to their fullest.


    Including over forty hands-on activities for PreK-12th grade students, the Guide covers a range of themes including: Art, Recreation, Health, Wildlife Habitat, Watershed Stewardship, Schoolyard Agriculture, Energy and Climate, Thoughtful Use of Materials, and Place-Based Understanding.

    Link

  • 29 Aug 2015 1:00 PM | Anonymous
    Imagine a YouTube channel with nothing but attention-grabbing science demonstrations exploring the Big Ideas in science that every elementary and middle level student should know. Produced by George Mehler, Jared Hottenstein, and the science education lead teachers of the Central Bucks (Pennsylvania) School District, the channel offers demonstrations in Physical Science (Matter, Motion/Forces, Energy, Sound, and Light), Earth/Space Science (Weather, Rocks, Our Solar System, Water on Earth, and The Changing Surface of the Earth), and Life Science (Organisms, Habitats, Life Cycles, Recyclers, The Human Body). Each demonstration connects to a concept from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The videos can be used as stand-alone presentations or a professional development platform for elementary and middle level teachers. .

    Link


  • 29 Aug 2015 12:50 PM | Anonymous

    Adventures in Ecology 

    Adventures in Ecology is about how animals need and acquire energy. Both the Teacher Guide and Student Guide are available for free and based on the TERC Ecology curriculum

    This publication features three environmental science activities for middle level and high school students. Produced by TERC, a nonprofit research and science education organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the activities explore what can be inferred from animal skulls (Bony Skulls), the factors involved in an animal’s energy use (Moose Are Not Mice), and the effects of predation on communities and ecosystems (Predator and Prey). The activities are drawn from TERC’s full-year curriculum, Ecology: A Systems Approach, and include both teacher and student guides.


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