Monthly Archives: April 2012

Magnifying the Universe

See on Scoop.it – Middle School Earth Science This interactive infographic accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms. Fun new toy! See on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why are scientists concerned about Asian tiger shrimp in East Coast waters?

See on Scoop.it – Middle School Life Science How does a shrimp get from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic? It seems like a long way to swim… See on oceanservice.noaa.gov

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New One Species at a Time Podcast: Marabou Stork

See on Scoop.it – Middle School Life Science The marabou stork of southern Africa isn’t much to look at—it’s large, ungainly, and bald like a vulture, with a nasty appetite for carrion. How are these organisms adapting to their environment? … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What should I know about next year?

What three things would you tell a novice teacher about to start their second year of teaching? What’s important for that teacher to know? What do they need to know in the classroom, in the staff room, and in the … Continue reading

Posted in Lesson Planning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How to control invasives? Put a fork in them! :: NOAA Fisheries

See on Scoop.it – Salem Sound Science Question: What invasive species in your neighborhood would look good on the grill? See on http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Investigating the Periodic Table

This Lesson Plan works out over three class periods and involves two assessments. The final product is a poster or a performance piece by the students. Class is broken up into five groups. Each group gets a question: 1. What … Continue reading

Posted in Classroom Events, Lesson Planning, Science Content | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dynamic Periodic Table

See on Scoop.it – Middle School Earth Science Interactive Web 2.0 periodic table with dynamic layouts showing names, electrons, oxidation, trend visualization, orbitals, isotopes, search. Full descriptions. Very thorough and easy to use! See on http://www.ptable.com

Posted in Ideas, Science Content | Tagged , | Leave a comment