On April 4 Wilbraham & Monson Academy is hosting The City, a conference focusing on the local and global changes, and benefits and challenges of an increasingly urbanized world. The full-day conference includes keynote speaker Ziangming Chen from Trinity College’s Center for Urban and Global Studies and others as well as breakout sessions for educators. Continue Reading »
Visitors to the Springfield Museum over February break for Sights and Sounds of the Rainforest were treated to the sounds of Crocodile River Music. We’ve learned that grant money for this school year is still available for the group to perform in schools. Continue Reading »
The need for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and proficiency is nothing new. But a movement is growing for STEAM education, in which the “A” stands for Arts. Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, eSchool News, reports in the March 3 edition that cultivating scientific and mathematical viewpoints and experiences through arts education is a critical need in today’s schools, so say STEAM advocates. Read more by clicking here.
Despite frigid temperatures, our planet is turning to spring. This transition — slow as it now seems — can be a great time to teach students about the seasons, and PBS LearningMedia has a popular interactive for grades 3-8 about Earth’s orbit around the Sun and the tilt of its axis that result in our seasons.
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Award-winning comedienne Joan Cusack narrates these engaging and comprehensive science segments from the PBS “Peep” series, aimed at pre-K to 2nd grade students. Continue Reading »
Have you ever seen a rat inside of a snake’s body and wondered how it is ultimately digested? Students have probably seen this image and thought it was SO COOL! Are there certain things that we as humans put into our bodies that take as much effort to transform into energy? This fascinating video excerpt from NOVA scienceNOW — with many support and extended learning materials — addresses these questions and more about the potential energy contained in food. Continue Reading »
We hope you’re familiar with the long running PBS KIDS program, Arthur, with its warmly drawn settings and even more heartwarming themes. Now there’s a new Arthur site with games, videos, and resources designed to keep families safe and strong.