South Africa has begun a week of remembrance for Nelson Mandela, a former president and globally admired leader who died at home Dec. 5 at age 95. He had been imprisoned 27 years for opposing the white-led government’s policy of racial separatio...
Electric cars redefine future of racing Electric cars are headed for the track as racing teams develop high-performance versions of the green machines. On the drag strip, the ability of electric motors to instantly deliver full power is an advantage. There already are all-electric drag races and electric cars competing in the Pikes Peak race. Next year, Formula One is launching an electric racing series.
Do you or your students know that eating more calcium rich foods combats the effects of lead exposure or that eating colorful fruits reduces the health impacts of low level PCBs found in the environment all around us? The Fighting with Food project explores current biomedical research in nutrition and toxicology that shows how certain foods (we’re calling these fighting foods!) work to combat the health impacts of environmental toxicants like PCBs, lead, and mercury. The Fighting with Foods project focuses on integrating this information about the role of foods in combatting the effects of toxicants with core physical and biological science standards on matter.
The Fighting with Food project offers hands-on, guided inquiry investigations and student readings designed for middle and high school general science, chemistry, biology, and nutrition classes. In these investigations, students observe, collect, tabulate, and organize data, and then use their data to draw conclusions.
This week's word in the news: EXPLOITATIVE
To use selfishly for one's own ends.
FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“That sounds like plain old exploitative slavery to me,” Wright said, noting that inmates should have a choice about working and should be paid.
The Palm Beach Post -- 12/09/2013
Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.
Celebrating their 75th annual National Wildlife Week the National Wildlife Federation's longest-running education program is designed to teach kids about the wonders of nature and inspire their interest in spending more time outdoors. Students and teachers will benefit from the many downloadable lesson plans, posters, and trading cards perfect for classrooms to explore "tree"-mendous wildlife species.