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California's King Fire Grows To 80K Acres

Discussion prompts & video archive.


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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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:



U.S troops to help battle Ebola in Liberia

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:

How safe are our secrets from hackers?

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Archive of past lessons
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Auto racing goes green: Battery-powered cars reach 140 mph in new Formula E series

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Daily Science Webcasts


Katydids and Crickets - Chorus

An entomologist gives us a tour of the insects singing along a creek one hot summer night.
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-- Sep 22, 2014



This week's word in the news: RESCIND

DEFINITION:
To make void; repeal or annul. To invalidate by a later action or a higher authority.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Last month, the Lee County School Board approved a moratorium on all state-mandated tests — a vote it later rescinded after learning the school district could lose millions of dollars in state funding.
The Miami Herald -- 09/22/2014