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If you are the coordinator for your school spelling bee, don’t forget to register on the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s website at www.spellingbee.com. Early bird registration is $130 until Oct. 15. Standard registration between Oct. 16 and Dec. 12 is $205. If you have any questions, please call Mary Lou Brown at The Commercial Appeal, 901-529-2508 or email brownmarylou@commercialappeal.com.



Rich About To Be Richer Than The Rest Of Us Combined

Discussion prompts & video archive.


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Science of Golf

This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.

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



Online Extras (Updated every Monday)


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



Greece votes against austerity

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

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

This week's lesson:

Will U.S. tourists soon flock to Cuba??

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Teacher comments

Super Bowl brings Seahawks-Patriots showdown -- and an 'ad bowl'

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Daily Science Webcasts


Grizzly Tracking - Crucial Corridor

Scientists and volunteers work together to see if Grizzly bears are finally returning to the mountains of Montana.
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-- Jan 26, 2015



This week's word in the news: AVERSION

DEFINITION:
A strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One after another, men and women cited job commitments, destination weddings, an aversion to the death penalty, or a certainty of guilt as reasons to prevent them from sitting on a trial expected to last at least three months.
The Boston Globe -- 01/26/2015