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D. Ripollone is a STAR member of the Discovery Educator Network

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Dig Site, B-Reactor and I’m not glowing yet

July 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well Wednesday and Thursday of the research experience were really exciting and interesting. First, with the help of our mentor we solidified our research. Our priority is to determine the elemental component of the soil near the mammoth and determine whether mammoth originated from this area or carried in from the floods. How we are […]

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And so it Ends…Last Day of Langley

July 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, NASA explorers school, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Uncategorized

By the time we had reached Thursday, the group had agreed that we had obtained tons of information for the classroom. Our final day was no different. At the beginning of the day we took a tour of the Hangar on base. Any aircraft used in research were housed here.   Once we completed this […]

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LipDub 2013

April 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well it has begun LipDub voting. We finally completed our LipDub entry before Easter Break. Here it is: fox50.com | Raleigh Durham Fayetteville | Videos. Students did a great job setting everything up, the route, song etc. According to the rules Teachers can be in it, however they can’t be the one’s taping it. With […]

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Wind Map

April 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Wind Map. This is definitely a great site for meteorology. The map shows the direction of the winds and how they flow. It would be a great assignment for students to use the map and draw wind speed  for the area of your choice. Students could use a local map and weather stations to help […]

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NASA—Earth Month 2013

April 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

NASA – Earth Month 2013. Way to start April “Earth Month”.  Each picture has a brief description. Might be a nice assignment for students to do in class. Have groups choose one image and research that topic. Then present on Whiteboards and have a “board meeting” with the whole class. Yep sounds like an idea!

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Space Academy Day Three

June 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

        By day three I think my head is going to explode with all the information I can take back to the classroom. We started the day taking a team picture with our flight suits on. Can’t wait to see that. Then we started to do the Astronaut simulations, this is where the fun began. […]

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Reaching Out

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Recently I have begun to understand the importance of  “reaching out” to parents and students about STEM activities. I had decided to start a “little” newsletter each month, hopefully each month. I  sent the newsletter to all my parents and students. When I mean “little”, I mean brief articles and notification about STEM events. Well.. […]

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Hands-On Digital!! Making Science Come Alive in A Digital World

March 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I attended this conference on Saturday at the Friday Institute on NC State Campus . It was a great day for learning new strategies and learning about the future of textbooks. Discovery introduced some of the the features that are included with Science Techbooks. The first presentation was given by Lance Rougeux, his talk centered […]

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Wrapping Up

November 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

  We finally finished our video projects in Earth Science and they went pretty good. We used the Earth Week DVD that was included in the Earth Week Kit. The DVD was produced by AGI(American Geological Institute). You can find the Big Ideas (Earth Science Literacy Principles) on You Tube. There are some pitfalls I […]

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Meteor Shower

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Check out the Meteor Shower early in the Morning on October 21st.  Not only will there be a Meteor Shower but Mars, the Moon and Regulus will be in a celestial triangle. Check out the web page http://1.usa.gov/rdvg5Q for more information.

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