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Undrinkable water in Flint, Mich., is a signal of health risks from old lead pipes in other cities

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



Gulf Coast States React To Growing Cases Of Zika Virus

Discussion prompts & video archive.


NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation have teamed up to produce a 6-part video series that explores how atoms and molecules thousands times smaller than the width of a human hair can be used to create technology for the future.

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


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

This week's lesson:

How did Flint's water get poisoned?

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Teacher comments


Police raid elderly bridge players in Thailand

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

Archive of Geography quizzes
 

This week's word in the news: TRANSITIONAL

DEFINITION:
Relating to or characterized by transition; "adolescence is a transitional stage between childhood and adulthood"


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The 100 or so residents watching at The Crossing, a transitional shelter in northwest Denver, began to dance.
The Denver Post -- 02/08/2016



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


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Daily Science Webcasts


Owl Inspired - Silent Flyers

An owl's wings are designed for stealth flying. But just how the design works is still a bit of a mystery.
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-- Feb 8, 2016


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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