Greetings, Happy Science Reading for today. <Karen>Twelve of the most popular science textbooks used at middle schools nationwide are riddled with errors.
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/sciencebookerror.html EVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE & CULTURE http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/Stars/funkbrothersCulture.html HUMAN SYNCRONY: HOW TO CITE THE SOURCE Singing Praise for the Unknown Culture Maker. #1 -- MUSIC IS LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE IS MUSIC EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE INTERSPECIES ANIMAL LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATIONBernie Krause coined Biophony which describes that portion of the soundscape contributed by nonhuman creatures.
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Linguistics/interspecies.html Listen to Wild Sanctuary - it's amazing NASA Announcing the 12th Annual IGES Art Contest for Grades 2-4Entries are currently being accepted for the 12th Annual Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Art Contest for students in grades 2-4. This year's theme is "The Ocean: From Bottom to Top." Entrants are encouraged to learn more about the ocean and send in a drawing about what they have learned. The contest is open to all U.S. citizens in grades 2-4. The winning entry will be printed as the IGES greeting card and the first-, second- and third-place artists will receive savings bonds. All entrants will receive a certificate of participation. Entries are due on Oct. 26, 2007. For more information, visit: http://www.strategies.org/ArtContest
Register Today for NASA/NSTA Web Seminars -- Igniting the Flame of Knowledge: Human Space Flight Join NASA and NSTA for two free Web seminars featuring scientists and education specialists from NASA. Designed for educators of grades 4-9, the seminars will focus on the biological and physical aspects of humans living and working in space as NASA completes the International Space Station, returns a human presence to the moon and looks forward to Mars and beyond. The presenters will share their scientific expertise, answer questions from the participants and provide information regarding Web sites that students can use in the classroom. The Web seminars are 90-minute, live professional development sessions that use online learning technologies to allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed experts, scientists, engineers and education specialists from NASA. Each Web seminar is a unique, stand-alone program. Archives of the Web seminars and the presenters' PowerPoint presentations will be available online. The Web seminars in this series are scheduled for Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 2007. Each seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. EDT.
Online registration for each is now open. Visit:http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/fall07/NASA_Detroit/webseminar.aspx
PHYSICS - CHEMISTRY - MATH - INTERNET Physics in the High School Classroom Tutorial The Physics Classroom Topics http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/BBoard.html Chemistry Teaching Resources http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/MediaSeek.html K-12 Science Education Web Sites http://www.scienceteacherprogram.org/ Lab lesson PlansAugust 2007: 24 lesson plans developed by 2007 program participants have now been added to our lesson plan repository. The repository now has more
http://www.scienceteacherprogram.org/tchrplan.html Resources for Teaching Middle School Science Read this book online for free http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=5774 Amusement Park Physics http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/ It's one thing to learn about physics in a lab, but it can be quite another thing to make a pilgrimage to an amusement park to take in the laws of physics. Users will have to supply their own corn dogs and popcorn, but this rather nice educational resource from Annenberg Media will be quite useful for budding physicists and their teachers. The resource allows users to design their own roller coaster, and along the way they will learn a thing or two about the laws of gravity, pendulums, and kinetic energy. Along with explanatory essays, this resource contains interactive graphics and a glossary of terms. Sit back and enjoy the virtual roller coaster ride, as this site provides a rather novel way of introducing students to physics. USGS CoreCast [iTunes] http://www.usgs.gov/corecast/ Just about everyone seems to be creating a podcast these days, and a number of government agencies have entered the fray as of late. The United States Geological Survey recently decided to hang out their own podcast shingle, and the results of their labors can be explored here. The site states that their "CoreCast" is "natural science from the inside out", which seems like an appropriate label. The podcasts range in length from two to fifteen minutes, and they cover topics such as polar bear research, sex-changing fish, and climate change. One podcast that shouldn't be overlooked is "This Episode of CoreCast is Highly Questionable". Math Forum Discussions http://mathforum.org/kb/forumindex.jspa Math Resources http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/math.htm 2nd Grade Counting: Dot2Dot Fun - many to select from, but must have good mouse control. http://www.dot2dot4fun.co.uk/people.html Click on the fish that has the next number. http://www.ictgames.com/fishy2s.html Pick the number that is missing http://www.haelmedia.com/html/mc_m1_004.html What number comes next if you are counting by twos? http://www.aaamath.com/B/g13b2_x1.htm Counting Game - Select the number you wish to count by and start counting! http://members.learningplanet.com/act/count/free.asp Skip Counting - Color in the numbers as you skip count.Check out the patterns! http://www.apples4theteacher.com/math/games/100-number-chart-one.htmlInternet Safety Tips - Protect Kids Online - What the Teacher and Parent Need to Know.
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/morestuff4.html House RulesThe bottom line is that your kids do NOT have a right to privacy when it comes to internet or computer use, and you as a parent have a right and a responsibility to see to it that
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