Author Archives: Michael OToole

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

The mission of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) is to promote the nationwide application of active learning techniques to the teaching of science, with a particular emphasis on case studies and problem-based learning. Find resources … Continue reading

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TED – ED – What happens during a heart attack? Approximately seven million people around the world die from heart attacks every year. And cardiovascular disease, which causes heart attacks and other problems like strokes, is the world’s leading killer. … Continue reading

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Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore Index

The Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore® index is the most comprehensive rating system ever developed to measure how well the 100 largest U.S. cities are meeting the need for parks. Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore of 100. Points are … Continue reading

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3M Young Scientist Lab

Discovery Education Young Scientist Lab –  A one stop shop for all things STEM with our new Young Scientist Lab web portal for teachers, students and parents who are seeking a place to explore the world of scientific innovation and … Continue reading

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Washington Post Interactive – With enough evidence, even skepticism will thaw

As one of Greenland’s largest ice shelves shrinks, a once-doubtful scientist has come around to the role of climate change in melting it. Start Interactive 01000

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Vanishing – the 6th Mass Extinction

We’re entering the Earth’s sixth era of extinction — and it’s the first time humans are to blame. CNN introduces you to the key species and people who are trying to prevent them from vanishing. Learn More     CNN Interactive … Continue reading

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GIRLS OF ENERGY e-Book and Website

Welcome to Girls of Energy! This is a place to learn about some amazing scientists at the US Department of Energy doing exciting things and solving some pretty big challenges. We invite you to explore these pages, watch some cool … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Energy – STEM Spark

Each STEM Spark Energy Education Newsletter will focus on the latest K-Grey Energy Education resources, competitions, and innovations from the Department of Energy and will highlight a variety of energy technologies. Wind – August Solar – September Energy Action – … Continue reading

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Plastic Island – How our throwaway culture is turning paradise into a graveyard

Powerful CNN Interactive on the impact of pollution on one of the most remote places on Earth. Watch Video & Learn More  00000

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Dive Into the Issues Affecting our Oceans

What are some local actions we can take to protect our global ocean? In this Flipside Science unit, designed for a middle school audience, we’ll dive into the issues affecting our oceanic resources and biodiversity. Here you’ll find videos and … Continue reading

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