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Students Grades 7 – 11 can submit an essay or work of art.

Submission Deadline Extended to September 30, 2014. Prize values increased! $5000 first place prize.

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NIE Special Report


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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Online Extras (Updated every Monday)


Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:



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



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

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

This week's lesson:

How safe are our secrets from hackers?

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Daily Science Webcasts


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