Site Visit Journal
Take a peek into the classrooms of first grade teachers Kathy Clarke and Judy Baker from the Northeast Regional Science Alliance (Scranton School District). As two of the recipients of last year's mini-grant opportunity in which they were awarded STC's Solids and Liquids kit, these teachers put their creativity to work and found ways to share the kit as well as integrate web resources into their classroom time. Visit their journal, and see how they did it.
Web Pick of the
Our recent discussions about space weather-related sites inspired Ed Owens from the Capital Area School District to contribute a site that he finds interesting, the SeaWiFS Project.
Ed writes, "This site uses satellite imagery and is updated hourly. The site is part of work of Dr. Gene Carl Feldman, an oceanographer that works at the Goddard Space Flight Center. This is one of the sites that is incorporated into the JASON Project for this year called 'The Frozen Worlds.'"
Don't forget to check out the Teacher's Resources section that could help you use this site to maximum advantage with your students.
This week, to kick off Amazing Science!, Karen found a site that she thought would be of interest to all science teachers. She may have been inspired by our recent space site recommendations as well when she came across this article from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Scientists have captured the first-ever movie of auroras dancing simultaneously around both of Earth's polar regions. View these amazing movies that confirm what observers and scientists have suspected for centuries: auroras in the northern and southern hemispheres are nearly mirror images of each other.
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