Tag archives for Science

  1. DEN SCIcon 2010 Resources

      When Brad Fountain says that DEN SCIcon 2010 was “an amazing event,” he was totally on target. Here’s what he said on his blog, Science in Action: What an amazing event!! SCIcon exceeded everyone’s expectations in turnout, community involvement, and enhancing science instruction. We had approximately 500 individuals attend virtually including attendees from Australia, […]

  2. Dr. Michio Kaku: Physics of the Impossible

    Dr. Michio Kaku, host of Science Channel Sci-Fi Science, notes that as a child, Albert Einstein was a role model. Kaku wanted to complete his work, so in high school, he created an atom smasher that got him into Harvard. Flash Gordon was his second hero, and both moved him toward becoming a theoretical physicist. […]

  3. DEN SciCon 2010

    Today was an all day online free conference sponsored by the DEN, focusing on transforming science classes through the use of digital media.  I was not able to attend one of the many live events that occurred all around the country but I did get to attend from home.  Some of the presenters were Lance Rougeux, Brad […]

  4. Register for DEN SCICon: Attend Online or In Person

      Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day!  It’s virtual and it’s FREE! Register for the online sessions at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon or   Propel Montour 340 Bilmar Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205 9 AM to 4 PM  Reposted from DEN Blog

  5. Florida DEN In Person Event – SCIcon 2010 Bradenton

    What do you get when you mix DE streaming, DE Science and the plethora of free resources available through Discovery education?  The perfect formula of a fun filled day! Also known as:   Join the DEN community for our first ever Science-themed virtual conference! Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop […]

  6. SciCon 2010 in Knoxville January 9th

    Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ETRegister for the live event in Knoxville sponsored by our DEN Leadership Council. Click Here to Register for the Knoxville Event! DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science […]

  7. SciCon 2010

      Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day! It’s virtual and it’s FREE! Register for the online sessions at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon or Register for the live event in Knoxville sponsored by our DEN Leadership Council.  Click here to see the list of in-person […]

  8. Propel Montour to host DEN SCIcon 2010

     What a great place to hold an event for Discovery Education…a school.  No room fees, no charge for Internet, and we even get to sit in those little chairs.  I was pretty pumped up when I found out that Propel Montour would be hosting this very unique virtual conference on January 9th. Even though it is […]

  9. DEN SciCon 2010

      Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day! It’s virtual and it’s FREE! Register at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon. About DEN SCIcon DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for […]

  10. DEN SCIcon 2010 in Knoxville

    Discovery Education is sponsoring a virtual science-themed conference on Saturday, January 9.  In our usual fashion, we are offering a “live” presentation of the conference that will include all of the virtual workshops as well as several live breakout sessions that will help you implement the new science standards (and other curricula, too!). DEN SCIcon […]

  11. Meeting a Storm Chaser!

    In my current position, or should I say positions(I wear many hats) I get to see a lot of exciting activities.  In addition to being the Director of Technology Integration for Propel Schools, I am the science coordinator.  I am the SOS or Specialist on Site.  I believe that this was due to my knowledge […]

  12. Sea World…. Welcomes Denny to the FL DEN LC!

    Hello World! The November 7th Sea World event was a great eye-opener! Our group’s quest was to find out as much as we could about sharks for the day.  We spent several minutes hunting and finding the ‘Shark Den’ and once we arrived, we watched the sharks swim and took many pictures! From there, we […]

  13. 5 Things from R.J.

    (Thanks to RJ Stangherlin for posting this on the Pennsylvania DEN Blog)  We had a Leadership Council webinar last evening, so I would like to share some of the important reminders and information from Lance. Without a doubt, the DEN Tech or Trear Fall Virtual Conference was an astounding success. We held the same numbers […]

  14. Descriptive Writing (Borrowed and tweaked from a MySpace quiz)

    By Cheryl Watford, Network Manager, Auburndale Senior High School, Polk County Can you create an example for your subject area?  For the TITLE, choose an emotion or a color that represents your Unit Topic along with a nickname. (You will not mention the subject anywhere in the writing.) Sentence 1:  Choose one of the following… ·        While in class […]

  15. National Geographic Student Summit

    “What if your students could experience the nation’s capital through the eyes of a National Geographic explorer, scientist, or photojournalist? They might capture the character of the city through a camera’s lens or interview a park ranger and get his perspective on preserving our national monuments.” Middle School and High School classes have an opportunity […]

  16. Science Fair Central

    Science Fair. Mutter those words to students and they will either jump for joy or groan. Mention the words to parents and they often will groan louder. Somehow over the years science fair has gotten a bad name. Could it be that students are expected to conduct an experiment at home with little time spent […]

  17. NYC Area Cricket Crawl

    Are you going to be in the city on Friday, September 11th?  It is the perfect opportunity to join the Cricket and KatyDid crawl.  Check out the specifics found on the Living the Scientific Life Blog. As the blog explains, “The Cricket and Katydid Crawl of New York City and surrounding areas is a citizen […]

  18. The Bodies Exhibit – Open House for Educators

    Thinking about taking your class on a field trip into Manhattan to see The Bodies Exhibit? “This educational exhibition showcases real, whole body specimens along with authentic individual organs; some healthy, some diseased. These real human bodies have been meticulously dissected, preserved through an innovative process and respectfully presented, giving visitors the opportunity to view […]

  19. NYSDEC Teacher Workshops in Environmental Education

    The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation offers workshops for teachers, youth group leaders and educators using national environmental education programs.  The workshop activities and lessons correlate to NYS MST standards, and provide teachers with a curriculum guide and tools to help students strengthen their critical thinking, team building, and problem solving skills.  These workshops can […]

  20. Did you know there was a NEW YORK STATE OUTDOOR EDUCATION ASSOCIATION?

     The NEW YORK STATE OUTDOOR EDUCATION ASSOCIATION or NYSOEA is a professional membership organization supporting outdoor and environmental education and interpretive services in New York State since 1968.  The NYSOEA has a conference planned for this September in Fishkill, New York.  July 31st is the early bird registration deadline as well as the deadline for […]

  21. Making May Marvelous

    Well, 10 days into May and teachers are counting down the days until the buses leave campus for a well deserved summer hiatus of sorts. At the beginning of the school year, students walked patiently in straight lines are now trying to run, shout, scream, giggle, and jump like they are wild.  Some blame it […]

  22. Calling All Whiz Kids: Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge

    Now’s the time for students to enter the nation’s premier science competition for grades 5 through 8. The deadline for the Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge is May 20, 2009.Over the summer, judges will choose up to 51 semifinalists: one from each state and the District of Columbia. Ten finalists will be selected to receive […]