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September 2011 Blog Posts (6)

K-12: BSCS Seeks Pilot Test Teachers for Diabetes Ed. Curriculum Supplements

BSCS is currently developing curriculum supplements with funding from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK, one of the institutes within the National Institutes of Health). The curriculum supplements for use in life science or health classes will focus on improving understanding about the biology of type 2 diabetes, the factors that affect people’s risk for the disease, and how individuals can make decisions that affect their health. Each unit will…


Added by Kim Lightle on September 29, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Call for Papers - New Teaching Science Journal for Teachers

Teaching Science (an open, peer reviewed, free online journal for K-12 teachers devoted to what works in the classroom), from the University of Florida, is now online. We invite all K-12 teachers to submit a Research Article, Lesson or Activity (originally designed or significantly modified by you) for inclusion in the journal.


The main page can be found here:…


Added by Kim Lightle on September 29, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Earth Science Week Oct 9 - 15

Since October 1998, the American Geological Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 9-15 and will celebrate the theme "Our Ever-Changing Earth."…


Added by Sarita Pillai on September 28, 2011 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

Video Games: Helping to fight AIDS

In just three weeks, gamers deciphered the structure of a key protein in the development of AIDS that has stumped scientists for years. According to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, the findings could present a significant breakthrough for AIDS and HIV research.

Gamers Unlock Protein Mystery That…


Added by Tom Jenkins on September 27, 2011 at 2:45pm — 2 Comments

Join the Global Sun Temperature Project, 2011!

The Global Sun Temperature Project is an internet-based multidisciplinary project in which students determine how their proximity to the equator affects daily temperature and sunlight.  Your participation, partnered with schools from around the globe, will provide your students with a unique and compelling learning experience.  Students, in large numbers, and across great distances, record and submit data to the project website.  Afterwards, the data can be analyzed by all participants.  …


Added by Kim Lightle on September 20, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

NASA Grail MoonKam

A great resource from NASA involving one of their newest missions.  The link below provides access to a wide array of information and resources about our country's efforts to learn more about the moon. 


Looks like there is very cool stuff that is going to be available to educators.  I don't even teach "Space," yet I'm brainstorming ways to try to use this in my class.  Please feel free to share any of your ideas.........



Added by Tom Jenkins on September 7, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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