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Release Date: 02/09/2021

Field Trips Last a Lifetime show art Field Trips Last a Lifetime

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I was recently reading the January/February 2021 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the section “Current Science Classroom” written by Chris Anderson. Chris wrote an article entitled “Field Trips Last a Lifetime.” Nothing can replace the authenticity and impact of an in-person field experience for kids, however, until the public health and school funding battles are won it’s up to us to get creative and bring the wor

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Instant Wild: A Citizen Science Project show art Instant Wild: A Citizen Science Project

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I was recently reading the January/February 2021 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the section “Citizen Science” written by Jill Nugent. She wrote an article entitled “A Window to the Wild.” “Instant Wild” is a Citizen Science project that brings you live images from cameras around the world. Students can tag the animals to help conservation research. You can visit the “Instant Wild” website at: https://inst

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What is Engineering? show art What is Engineering?

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I was recently reading the January/February 2021 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read an article written by Matt Bobrowsky. His article was entitled “Q: Can a Simple Engineering Project Be Used to Teach Some Science?.” Within the article, the author takes a quick look at the difference between science and engineering. Science increases our knowledge about the universe and our surroundings in a systematic way, while engineerin

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I was recently reading the January/February 2021 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read an article written by Ryan S. Nixon, Shannon L. Navy, Sarah Barnett, Marissa Johnson, and Delaney Larson. Their article was entitled “Pinning and Planning: Five Tips for Using Pinterest to Teach Science.” Pinterest is an online resource that teachers seem to enjoy and find useful. Pinterest is a social media website where individuals can boo

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Outstanding Science Trade Books for Third -- Fifth Grade Students show art Outstanding Science Trade Books for Third -- Fifth Grade Students

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The National Science Teaching Association in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council released the 2021 list of the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students. In this podcast we look at the 12 books recommended for Third through Fifth Grade Students. • The Kitchen Pantry Scientist: Chemistry for Kids: Homemade Science Experiments and Activities Inspired by Awesome Chemists Past and Present • Animal Homes • Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids: Activities and Ideas for Watching, Feeding, and

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Outstanding Science Trade Books for Kindergarten - Second Grade Students show art Outstanding Science Trade Books for Kindergarten - Second Grade Students

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The National Science Teaching Association in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council released the 2021 list of the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students. In this podcast we look at the 9 books recommended for K-2 Students. • Nesting • The Polio Pioneer: Dr. Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine • If You Take Away the Otter • Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas • Packs: Strength in Numbers • What Do You Do If You Work at the Zoo? • Dinosaur Lady: The D

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Outstanding Science Trade Books for Middle School Students show art Outstanding Science Trade Books for Middle School Students

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The National Science Teaching Association in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council released the 2021 list of the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students. In this podcast we look at the 12 books recommended for Middle School Students. • Condor Comeback • Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table • Old Enough to Save the Planet • Darwin’s Rival: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Search for Evolution • Return From Extinction: The Triumph of the Elephant Seal • Sea

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Learning for All show art Learning for All

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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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Meteorologist show art Meteorologist

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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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I was recently reading the January/February 2021 issue of “Science  & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read an article written by Ryan S. Nixon, Shannon L. Navy, Sarah Barnett, Marissa Johnson, and Delaney Larson.  Their article was entitled “Pinning and Planning: Five Tips for Using Pinterest to Teach Science.”

Pinterest is an online resource that teachers seem to enjoy and find useful.  Pinterest is a social media website where individuals can bookmark content found elsewhere on the internet in one convenient place.  Nixon and his students spent several months closely analyzing 1600 pins and their associated websites for teaching the topics of force/motion and adaptations.  Their research pointed out the benefits and weaknesses of Pinterest as a teaching resource.