Tag archives for Science

  1. Fun Fact Friday: Digital Camouflage

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    Did you know that some military uniforms feature camouflage that looks like a pixellated computer image? It’s true! While the photo to the side might look like a mountainous landscape from an 8-bit Nintendo game, it’s actually a printed pattern that serves as a very effective woodland camouflage. According to Wikipedia, “Digital camouflage is a […]

  2. 10 New K-6 Science Activities and Videos

                      The Siemens Science Day website offers a variety of tools and resources to help students learn science while having fun. You’ll find new, original hands-on activities and supporting videos, a teacher support center with best practice guides, monthly themes and an Ultimate Cool School sweepstakes. The […]

  3. Fun Fact Friday: Northern Leopard Frog

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    Did you know that the northern leopard frog uses its eyes to help with swallowing food? It’s true! The frog, also known as Rana pipiens, retracts its eyes and uses them to help push food down its throat. According to The Journal of Experimental Biology: “Eye retraction can occur bilaterally or unilaterally, and both swallowing […]

  4. Discovery Education Techbook Experience in Garland!

    Greetings Garland ISD educators, parents, students, and the greater Garland community! You are invited to an exciting event that will showcase the power of the Discovery Education Science Techbook and other digital science resources available to all at Garland ISD!  Our Discovery Education team will facilitate informative, fun-filled, and engaging hands-on activities that will thrill and inspire parents, students, […]

  5. Win Access to Discovery Education Science for Your Entire School

    Enter For Your Chance to Win a Free Year of Discovery Education Science! The Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes from Siemens Science Day is now open! One lucky school will win free school-wide access to Discovery Education Science, a compelling and interactive resource for students, for a year. Enter daily for your chance to win. Sweepstakes ends February […]

  6. Patti Duncan: 10 AWESOME STEM Lesson Ideas for NON-Science Classes

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    So what, you may ask, is all the fervor about. It’s Patti Duncan time and she’s doing what she does best: exciting students and teachers to learn and share, the DEN way. Her way. Just check out her photo. Dont you just love it. Her too. Educator, scientist, technology consultant, professional development trainer. STEM and […]

  7. Fun Fact Friday: Penicillin

    Did you know that the antibiotic penicillin was discovered by accident, when a scientist was cleaning his lab? It’s true! In 1928, Alexander Fleming was soaking dirty Petri dishes in a disinfectant when he noticed that one of the moldy dishes that had previously held Staphylococcus (the origin of the “staph infection”) had its bacteria […]

  8. Fun Fact Friday: Seurat

    Did you know that Seurat’s painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (famously featured in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) isn’t painted with brushstrokes, but rather, millions of tiny dots? It’s true! Georges Seurat’s style of painting came to be known as known as Pointillism, and was considering revolutionary at […]

  9. Fun Fact Friday: Random Fun Facts!

    A goat's eye. (Jo Naylor/Wikimedia Commons)

    While writing Fun Fact Friday, I encounter lots of fun facts that are interesting, but don’t necessarily require an entire article. With that in mind, here are some of the random fun facts I’ve collected! Goats’ eyes have horizontal and somewhat rectangular pupils. In Britain, they call underwear “pants” and they call pants “trousers”. Crickets’ […]

  10. DEN STAR Offers Students a Unique Menu Project

    Student in Chelsea Murray's class works on Moon and Tides Menu Project.

    Chelsea Murray, 8th grade science teacher at Baines Middle School in Missouri City, TX, and her colleague Stacy Vinson, have given their students a menu project – students choose which project they would like to complete in order to show their teacher what they have learned about the moon and tides. Murray believes that this […]