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Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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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:



Serbia walks a tightrope between Russia and Europe

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Federal response to Ebola grows as missteps spread concern

-- 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:

Do we take voting for granted?

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Daily Science Webcasts


Storm Ecology - Light

Stuart Findlay tells us about the un-seeen effects of storms on the ecosystem.
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-- Oct 20, 2014



This week's word in the news: AMBIGUOUS

DEFINITION:
Open to more than one interpretation; doubtful or uncertain.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"The current law is ambiguous," said Todd Maron, Tesla's general consul. "That ambiguity is why the dealers, through these last-minute tactics, have gone to change the law."
The Detroit News -- 10/20/2014