Pacific Education Institute is offering a FREE 2-day workshop on Project Learning Tree and Field Investigations. Not only is the workshop FREE- but teachers receive a $125 stipend for attending both days.
Who: 4th–‐8th Grade Teachers
Where: Girl Scout Office, Dupont, Washington
When: August 7 and 8, 2013 from 9:30–‐3:00pm
Click HERE for a flyer and registration information- limited to 30 participants.
Our friends at Pacific Education Institute have created yet another wonderful FREE resource for science educators. Technology for Field Investigations provides an overview for using technology to observe the natural environment, a variety of web tools, mobile units (apps and software), and much more. Click HERE to download the guide.
As we continue to understand and implement Field Investigations in WA State and as we move toward the Practices of Science and Engineering in the NGSS- this guide helps us to move beyond “the scientific method” and to build stewardship and systems thinking in our K-12 students.
This guide is a perfect companion to many of the other FREE guides from PEI such as the Field Investigation Guide, Fostering Outdoor Observation Skills, and Schoolyard Biodiversity Investigation Educator Guide. Enjoy and pass it on.
National Environmental Education Foundation just released an educator toolkit titled: Using Technology to Connect Students and the Environment. This will be a perfect set of resources to get prepared for Environmental Education Week April 14-20, 2013. Check out the eeweek.org site for lots of other resources for getting kids outside to do some science.
Click HERE to download the toolkit.
Click HERE if you cannot see the embedded video overview below.
MIT and NSTA have partnered to offer a FREE 12 week online biology course specially designed for teachers who want to improve their life science content knowledge. The course will be supplemented by four NSTA webinars. This looks like a fabulous opportunity.
The course runs from March 5th to May 28, 2013 and you can jump in late.
Click HERE to get full information and to register. Also see the embedded video introduction to the course.
Would you (or your students) appreciate an online overview of biology created by the funny and talented Hank Green? Then check out Hank’s 40-part Crash Course in Biology. Each lesson consists of a short (10-15 minute) YouTube video. The entire course is 7 hours but can easily be searched and used by specific biology content. See That’s Why Carbon is a Tramp: Crash Course Biology #1 embedded below. This would be most useful for high school students or college students looking for a review or refresher of life science concepts.
By the way, Hank also has a Crash Course in Ecology.
The latest video from Derick Muller at Veritasium tackles the explanation behind a tree’s ability to transport water to incredible heights. How are trees able to do this? The answer is complex and surprising. Enjoy this well-produced and engaging clip embedded below or click HERE.
Science in the Classroom from AAAS collects a variety of annotated research papers and provides teaching materials to help students better understand the structure and purpose of scientific papers. You can currently find one chemistry article and two biology articles- I’m assuming more resources will be coming soon.
Seems like an excellent resource for high school science teachers- these also provide nice resources for the Common Core State Standards focus on research and complex text.