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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Posted in PBS Resources, Teaching Tools, tagged Benchmarks for Science Literacy, grades 3-5, grades 5-8, learning, NSTA National Science Education Standards, pbs learningmedia, science, seasons on March 5, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
In the February 17th issue of eSchoolNews, Managing Editor Laura Devaney reports that five trends are reaching maximum impact and are about to transform education. Educational futurist Jason Ohler identifies the 5 trends that are changing just about everything as: Big data, Immersion, The Semantic Web, Extreme BYOD and Transmedia Storytelling. (more…)
- The Sweet Science of Chocolate | Grades 4-13+ | Video | Chocolate makers explain the elaborate engineering and chemistry behind this tasty treat
Posted in PBS Resources, Programming Highlights, Teaching Tools, Uncategorized, tagged civil rights, classroom, Classroom tips for memorizing, education, Gettysburg Address, grades 5-8, grades 9-12, history, learning, literacy, pbs, video, WGBY on February 12, 2014 |
THE ADDRESS, Ken Burns’ 90-minute documentary, airing on WGBY April 15, 2014, tells the inspiring story of the Greenwood School in Putney Vermont, where students are encouraged each year to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s oration and remind us of its principles, WGBY challenges everyone in our region — especially students — to join others across our country who are video recording themselves as they read or recite these enduring words.
PBS Learning Media takes a behind-the-scenes look at the daily life of actual scientists and engineers for grades 4-8 and 6-12. As well as spending “A Day in the Life of a NASA Engineer,” you and students might be surprised to see some familiar faces, including television star turned neuroscientist Mayim Biyalik. There’s also a companion collection from NOVA. (more…)
On Wednesday, January 8, at 9pm, WGBY airs NOVA: Alien Planets Revealed where viewers explore strange worlds and possible creatures in the thousands of exotic new worlds far beyond our solar system that NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has discovered. You can see a preview and find classroom resources at NOVA’s website and at PBS LearningMedia. (more…)
Posted in Lesson Plans, Professional Development, Teaching Tools, tagged grades 6-8, grades 9-12, learning, lesson plan, math, pbs learningmedia, professional development, reading, teaching, video on January 3, 2014 |
This vast collection of resources, including lesson plans and professional development, is from Thirteen/WNET in New York. It’s designed to engage students in financial awareness, economic empowerment and personal responsibility. The 25 resources for grades 7-12 that comprise (more…)
Posted in PBS Resources, Teaching Tools, tagged frontline, genetically modified (gm) foods, grades 9-12, learning, media, NOVA, pbs learningmedia, science, Video Lending Library on December 30, 2013 |
In “Harvest of Fear,” FRONTLINE and NOVA explore the intensifying debate over genetically-modified (gm) food crops, interviewing scientists, farmers, biotech and food industry representatives, government regulators, and critics of biotechnology. WGBH, producer of FRONTLINE and NOVA, and PBS LearningMedia offer a range of resources (more…)
Posted in PBS Resources, Teaching Tools, tagged classroom, education, global warming, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, learning, nature, pbs learningmedia, polar sciences, science, teaching, video on December 24, 2013 |
I have the sad memory of long ago watching the polar bear at Springfield’s Forest Park walking back and forth in his small cage, rubbing against its black bars Tragically, he lived far from his native land, the earth’s polar regions. While these regions may seem remote, they’re an integral part of the entire Earth system. (more…)
The holiday season can be financially challenging as we purchase gifts and other creature comforts that may have come to be expected in traditional celebrations. Students, who may struggle with financial matters over the holidays as well as in their daily lives, can benefit from education on the subject of fiscal responsibility. (more…)