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Fighting With Food

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Katydids and Crickets - Discovery

Scientists learn something new about crickets and katydids when they stop looking and start listening.

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Philippines considers law to give Muslims autonomy

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes


Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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The Green Room: Conservation for the Classroom offers lessons from the National Wildlife Federation to educate and inspire people to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat

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Today's word: transparency
Definition: Characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices
NASA's Space Place is a monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students
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Who doesn’t like to eat?

Turn the fun of food into a great science experience to start off the school year using a new science content reading Is there a gene for liking broccoli? and an accompanying activity Taste this!

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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Philippines considers law to give Muslims autonomy

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

Videogame ‘athletes:’ Are you college scholarship material?

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



Monarch Butterfly's Numbers Fly Dangerously Low

Discussion prompts & video archive.

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Classroom Caption Contest!
Win a book by creating a caption for this week's lesson

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How safe are our secrets from hackers?

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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Katydids and Crickets - Discovery

Scientists learn something new about crickets and katydids when they stop looking and start listening.
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-- Sep 19, 2014



This week's word in the news: TRANSPARENCY

DEFINITION:
Characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cigna, the health insurance company, offers an Internet-based transparency tool that shows plan members price information on the 200 most common procedures, which make up about 70 percent of the company’s medical claims, said Mark Slitt, a spokesman.
The Miami Herald -- 09/15/2014


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Kid Scoop Teachers
Find new ideas to use the newspaper to teach across the curriculum. Lesson ideas for both print and e-edition newspapers!


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Kid Scoop Parents Information
Tips for helping your child succeed in school and life, fun educational activities, recipes, crafts, book reviews and more.


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Kid Scoop
A multi-media education program that brings interactive educational pages, online learning games, comprehension and vocabulary activities, video, web-quest resources, family involvement activities and more!


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Kid Scoop Activity Pages
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• Hands-on Minds-on Learning fun!


Kid Scoop Lesson Library
Lessons Ideas for using the e-edition and print edition of the newspaper in the classroom.


Next on Kid Scoop
Learn what's featured on the Kid Scoop page in the coming weeks.


How to Draw
Kid Scoop’s own artist, Jeff Schinkel, shows you how to draw things with step-by-step directions.


Just Plain Weird
Strange stories and amazing facts from Kid Scoop!