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Jun 2017
Vol 14 No 2
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Exploring the Science of Sounds: 100 Musical Activities for Young Children

By Abigail Flesch Connors • Sep 17th, 2017
Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math--STEAM--these explorations are crucial for laying a solid foundation for later learning. In this book, discover 100 activities that let children ages 3-6 explore the science of music and sound using materials easy to find for a preschool classroom.


Crowd & The Cloud – Citizen Science Projects

By Internet Scout Report • Sep 17th, 2017
Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Crowd & the Cloud is a series of television programs, launched in April 2017, that highlight a variety of citizen science projects around the world. For educators and librarians, this project also offers a variety of resources that will appeal to those who want to incorporate citizen science into their classroom, library, or community center.


The Learning Curve, and Other Books by Todd Nelson

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Sep 12th, 2017
Check out these books by Todd R. Nelson...entertaining writer, columnist, progressive educator and school principal!


Use TreeSnap App to Assist In Forest Study

By Internet Scout Report • Sep 12th, 2017
TreeSnap uses a smartphone app to collect locations of trees. It particularly emphasizes species affected by invasive insects and diseases. Currently, they focus on ash, chestnut, elm, hemlock, and white oak. The goal of the project is to locate healthy enclaves of these species, especially in forests. Then, scientists can study these trees to determine why they have survived.


Think Like a Scientist – Resource

By Internet Scout Report • Sep 12th, 2017
From Nautilus Magazine and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comes Think Like a Scientist, a series of "video stories" addressing a range of scientific topics. As of this write-up, the most recent video in this collection explains the role that gold miners have played in unearthing paleontological treasures....and others!


Increasing Student Ownership of Learning

By Barbara Blackburn • Sep 12th, 2017
Do you have students who are not living up to their potential? By shifting responsibility for learning to students, students take control of their learning, which increases engagement, and in turn, increases student achievement. There are several characteristics of student ownership of learning.


Writing Like a Scientist – A Model Project of Disciplinary Literacy

By Sarah Powley, Education Coach • Sep 12th, 2017
This is a project that unfolded over the course of a year, Since this is the beginning of a new year, science teachers interested in meeting the CCSS literacy stands could consider the approach my colleague and I took to help students write like a scientist. ( is the term.)


Periodic Table of Tech

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Sep 12th, 2017
You’re probably familiar with the periodic table — you may have even memorized all the elements. But do you know how they’re used outside of chemistry class?


Teaching Nature of Science (NOS) to Elementary Students

By Ranu Roy • Sep 12th, 2017


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Nature of Science (NOS) Instruction Needs to be Explicit

Knowledge of NOS encompasses adequate understanding of science as a body of knowledge that is tentative, subjective (theory-laden), creative, imaginative, is based on empirical evidence, a …



Apple Seeds – Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman • Sep 12th, 2017
The Apple Seeds are bits of timeless wisdom that can enhance your daily announcements, newsletters, faculty meetings and provoke discussion with students.


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