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Straight from the Headlines

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Release Date: 11/19/2020

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I was recently reading the January/February 2021 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “From the Editor’s Desk“ column written by Patty McGinnis. Her article was entitled “Learning for All.” The changing demographics of our classrooms require differentiation strategies to ensure all students are working toward the performance expectations outlined in the NGSS. One resource that you may find useful is the Universal Design

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I was recently reading the November/December 2020 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “Career of the Month“ column written by Luba Vangelova. Her article was entitled “Meteorologist.” Meteorology is a branch of atmospheric science. It emphasizes the study of atmospheric chemistry and physics, with the aim of forecasting weather. Maureen McCann is the featured meteorologist in this podcast. She is a meteorologist at

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K12Science Podcast: Interdisciplinary Science I was recently reading the November/December 2020 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the “Editor’s Corner“ column written by Ann Haley Mackenzie. Her article was entitled “Why Science Teachers Must Employ Interdisciplinary Science Methods to Save the World.” Interdisciplinary science is when two disciplines come together to broaden the portrait of the concepts being unc

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K12Science Podcast: The Day-Night Cycle I was recently reading the November/December 2020 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the “Formative Assessment Probes“ column written by Page Keeley. Her article was entitled “The Day-Night Cycle: Adding Models to Probe Explanations.” As you select formative assessment probes to use with your lessons, consider ways to have students use a model to support their explanation. In th

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K12Science Podcast: What a Year I was recently reading the November/December 2020 issue of “Science and Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “Editor’s Note” column written by Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn. Her article was entitled “What a Year.” As we move toward the early winter of 2020 we look back at schools following a patchwork of face-to-face, hybrid, and virtual models of instruction. All teachers, at whatever grade-level, have been re

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I was recently reading the November/December 2020 issue of “Science Scope” a publication for middle school teachers from the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “Citizen Science” column written by Jill Nugent. Her article was entitled “Count Birds for Science This Winter with Project FeederWatch.” You can feed birds from the comfort of your classroom or your home this winter and contribute to real world scientific discovery with Project FeederWatch! For more informat

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As the holiday season approaches, I am reminded of some of the songs that I recorded with the group, Science Explosion. All of the songs that we sang were written by group member Fred Ribits. Many of the songs were written to familiar tunes and some of them were written to the tunes of traditional Christmas songs. In this podcast I will share three of the songs. If you enjoy them and want to share them with others, just visit: http://k12science.net/scienceexplosion/songs There you will be able to listen to

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I was recently reading the November/December 2020 issue of “Science Scope” a publication for middle school teachers from the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read “The Online Teacher“ column written by Denise Wright. Her article was entitled “Conducting Science Labs in a Virtual World.” This is the third in a three-part series on the three strategies for conducting science labs in the virtual world. Part 1 — Virtual Simulations Part 2 — Science at Home Part 3 — Use o

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I was recently reading the November/December 2020 issue of “Science Scope” a publication for middle school teachers from the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read “The Online Teacher“ column written by Denise Wright. Her article was entitled “Conducting Science Labs in a Virtual World.” This is the second in a three-part series on the three strategies for conducting science labs in the virtual world. Part 1 — Virtual Simulations Part 2 — Science at Home Part 3 — Use

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I was recently reading the November/December 2020 issue of “Science Scope” a publication for middle school teachers from the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read “The Online Teacher“ column written by Denise Wright. Her article was entitled “Conducting Science Labs in a Virtual World.” This is the first in a three-part series on the three strategies for conducting science labs in the virtual world. Part 1 — Virtual Simulations Part 2 — Science at Home Part 3 — Use

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I was recently reading the September/October, 2020 issue of “Science Scope,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Editor’s Note column “Straight from the Headlines”  written by Patty McGinnis. There are many ways that current events can be incorporated into the classroom.  Current events can be used as an introductory phenomenon to a problem, can support a claim, or can be utilized to provide students with an engineering task.  The use of websites can provide teachers with vetted articles about recent events and current events, most of which are identified by Lexile score.  Resources include:

Readworks — http://readworks.org

TweenTribune — https://www.tweentribune.com

Science News for Students — https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org

Science Daily — https://www.sciencedaily.com