Tag Archives: Science

The World is Hot, Flat, and Crowded

The World is Hot, Flat, and Crowded

If you are a Thomas Friedman fan as I am, you will be interested in this link http://macmillan.hosted.panopto.com/CourseCast/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=610215c3-a3c8-429c-9dcd-3f8b72ee8a99 that features a video and PowerPoint of his latest book Hot, Flat ,and Crowded. Educators may find many of Friedman’s comments in this presentation are very timely with the possible collapse of the American auto industry. World

The Vanishing Frog

                     Thursday evening, I was privileged to attend a screening for Jeff Corwin’s The Vanishing Frog, a new Animal Planet Documentary in Charlotte, NC at the Discovery Place.  Jeff began his presentation by stating “It was hard to get people to see that frogs are sexy things,” and I very much agreed.  He

Snapshot from Fall Science Supervisors Meeting in Charlotte

The Fall Science Supervisors Meeting was held in Charlotte, NC, October 29, 2008, in conjunction with the North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA) meeting and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) regional meeting.  The purpose of these meetings were to update districts on current North Carolina issues and national initiatives in science education. Elementary, Middle

Can you help me pick a science fair project?

From Janice VanCleave’s Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects, Janice VanCleave (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997) I can’t begin to count the number of times I have heard this question.  If you are like me, let me introduce you to Science Buddies http://www.sciencebuddies.org  This website has over 700 science fair projects, but it is

Long Island – Science Event for Teachers

This is just in:  [Copied from http://lisela.org/scimex.aspx ] Long Island Science Education Leadership Association Proudly Presents: Science and Literacy K-6   2008   Date:  Tuesday, October 28, 2008   Part I Morning Session: Science and ELA: Reading, Writing and Listening To Understand the World Around Us  – A Workshop Jennifer Cressy, Outdoor Education Specialist SCOPE Education

Darwin Day Celebration

Saturday, February 9th @ 7:00 PM Lawrence University; Appleton, WI Science Hall, Room 102 Please join us for this special Darwin Day event on Saturday, February 9th at Lawrence University. This event is designed to celebrate Darwin’s birthday and contributions to science. All students, educators and scientists are welcome. Food and door prizes will be

Sun In Motion

Okay, this is way cool!  Check out the site Sun In Motion.  There are lots of cool videos that show sun spots, sun flares, and other interestingly scientific sun activities.  I don’t really have a use for this site in my classroom, but I thought it was fantastically super! I think your kids will find