Category Archives: Learning Activity

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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Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Color?

Scientific American editor Mark Fischetti explains how the leaves of deciduous trees perform their annual chameleon act, changing from various shades of green to hues of bronze, orange and brilliant red. Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Color? Wonderful video on … Continue reading

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TED ED How to visualize one part per million

“Parts per million” is a scientific unit of measurement that counts the number of units of one substance per one million units of another. But because it’s hard to conceptualize really large numbers, it can be difficult to wrap our … Continue reading

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Why the metric system matters

For the majority of recorded human history, units like the weight of a grain or the length of a hand weren’t exact and varied from place to place. Now, consistent measurements are such an integral part of our daily lives … Continue reading

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NEW Environmental Issues Forums

The North American Association for Environmental Education has launched a new program. Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) provides tools, training, and support for engaging adults and students in meaningful, productive discussions about sticky issues that affect the environment and communities. Climate Choices: … Continue reading

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The Sun’s surprising movement across the sky

Suppose you placed a camera at a fixed position, took a picture of the sky at the same time every day for an entire year, and overlaid all of the photos on top of each other. What would the sun … Continue reading

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6 tips for innovative teaching in a digital age

    Learning to change your teaching practice in today’s digital-first world is a bit like learning a foreign language, to hear ed-tech vet Ann McMullan tell it. “You don’t speak it fluently on the first day. But you pick … Continue reading

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National Geographic Science Resources

Ideas, activities and lessons – Hundreds of digital teaching resources ranging from pdf educator guides to full blown lessons plans. Amazing videos – One of the largest video collections on YouTube, the National Geographic channel is a go to source for high … Continue reading

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TED-ED Where we get our fresh water

Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth’s water, yet it is vital for human civilization. What are our sources of fresh water? In the first of a two part series on fresh water, Christiana Z. Peppard breaks the numbers … Continue reading

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GeneEd – Genetics, Education, Discovery

A safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics. developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI) The Web site allows the user … Continue reading

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