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§. Inquiry Skills - Science Investigation & Analysis Rap Video Preview. Popular Science | New Technology, Science News, The Future Now. Mark Your Calendars: In A Year, We'll Arrive At Pluto. Hide captionAn artist's concept shows the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute An artist's concept shows the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. Planetary scientist Alan Stern is counting down the days — just 365 of them now. He has spent the past 8 1/2 years waiting for the New Horizons spacecraft to make a close encounter with Pluto.

"Not only did we choose the date, by the way, we chose the hour and the minute. In January 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft left Earth on the 3-billion-mile journey to Pluto and beyond. "We're arriving at Pluto on the morning of the 14th of July 2015," Stern says. To be clear, this is an unmanned flyby mission by a spacecraft about the size and shape of a baby grand piano. " 'Arriving's' a little bit of a squishy term, I know. That didn't change anything for Alan Stern.

Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists. Hide captionLauren Arrington's sixth-grade research project is cited in a science journal. Courtesy of Lauren Arrington Lauren Arrington's sixth-grade research project is cited in a science journal. When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while snorkeling and fishing with her dad. Her project showed that the lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water. Hide captionScientists previously underestimated the ability of the lionfish to live in less salty water. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Scientists previously underestimated the ability of the lionfish to live in less salty water.

"Scientists were doing plenty of tests on them, but they just always assumed they were in the ocean," Lauren, now 13, tells NPR's Kelly McEvers. "It was just a small, sixth-grade project, and I really didn't have all the tools necessary," she says. Her research did not stop there. Tyler DeWitt. Lesson Plan Format: 5E Instructional Model | Energy4me. The information below is also available in: What is a 5E instructional model? This model describes a teaching sequence that can be used for entire programs, specific units and individual lessons. Energy4me lesson plans support the 5E constructivist learning cycle, helping students build their own understanding from experiences and new ideas.

The 5Es represent the five stages of a sequence for teaching and learning: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaboration and Evaluate. The 5E model was developed by The Biological Science Curriculum Study (BSCS). Pique students’ interest and get them personally involved in the lesson while pre-assessing prior understanding. Get students involved in the topic so they can develop their own understanding. Provide students with an opportunity to communicate what they have learned and figure out what it means.

Allow students to use their new knowledge and continue to develop a deeper and broader understanding. Asses how much learning has taken place. Order Matters: Using the 5E Model to Align Teaching with How People Learn. Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight : Goats and Soda. Hide captionSuspicious travel companions: Bacteria can survive for days on surfaces inside a plane. But that doesn't mean you have to take these critters home with you. Benjamin Arthur for NPR Suspicious travel companions: Bacteria can survive for days on surfaces inside a plane.

But that doesn't mean you have to take these critters home with you. From Ebola in West Africa to chikungunya in the Caribbean, the world has had plenty of strange — and scary — outbreaks this year. Some pathogens have even landed in the U.S. To stay healthy on a flight, Dr. 1. 2. Nobody along the way caught Middle East respiratory syndrome. Microbiologist James Barbaree and his team at Auburn University have been trying a few simple experiments to figure out the first question.

The airlines gave the scientists parts on commercial jets where spread might take place — a steel toilet button, the rubber armrest, the plastic tray table and, of course, "the seat pocket in front of you. " Not likely, Gendreau says. Bookmarks of tspence. Teach Science Right - Blog. Lightning map USA, Canada – thunderstorms and lightning strikes. 12 Preschool Science Experiments. These preschool science experiments are perfect for the smallest scientists.

Engage little ones curious nature of “why” and use these hands on activities to explain. It is never too early to explore and investigate! Here are some fun ways to introduce science to your preschooler, inspired by We Made That. Affiliate links below If you’re looking for a fun, ready to play, box of science for your kids, check out the Color of Science kit from Kiwi Crate – we LOVE it! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Water Math & Science Activities for Kids Ages 3-6. Three Supermoons in a Row. Three Supermoons in a Row July 10, 2014: In June of last year, a full Moon made headlines. The news media called it a "supermoon" because it was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2013. Around the world, people went outside to marvel at its luminosity. If you thought one supermoon was bright, how about three….? The full Moons of summer 2014—July 12th, August 10th, and Sept. 9th--will all be supermoons. The scientific term for the phenomenon is "perigee moon.

" This coincidence happens three times in 2014. It might seem that such a sequence must be rare. "Generally speaking, full Moons occur near perigee every 13 months and 18 days, so it's not all that unusual," he says. In practice, it's not always easy to tell the difference between a supermoon and an ordinary full Moon. Chester expects most reports of giant Moons this summer to be … illusory. The illusion occurs when the Moon is near the horizon.

Indeed it is. Credits: Author: Dr. Microsoft Word - PDF Version NAD Science Curriculum Guide 2008 final.doc - 730_sciencek8.pdf. Inspire Her Mind. Science There's a young 4-year old girl shuffling through a chest full of various dress-up clothes. The copy asks: Does dress-up determine her future? Scroll to the left, and the girl picks up a princess dress from the chest.

She walks over to a mirror and holds the dress in front of her. The girl in the mirror, representative of her imagination, is wearing the dress and holding a wand. Scroll to the right, and the girl picks an astronaut suit out of the chest. Technology There's a father and daughter working on an electronic helicopter. Scroll to the left, and the father takes a soldering iron and starts working on the helicopter while the daughter watches. Scroll to the right, and the daughter reaches forward to connect a wire on the helicopter, making it work, as the rotor blades twirl. Engineering An 8-year-old girl sits on a deck and looks at some playhouse toys, such as a pink couch, and a pile of wood. Math girl sits in a classroom looking ahead at the teacher. Hurricane Katrina. Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations. Science and Math Activities | Interactive Whiteboard Resources.

RESCU | Earth Science 5E Lessons. Weather (K.8A) Updated Observe and record weather changes from day to day and over seasons. Natural Resources (K.9C) Identify ways that the Earth can provide resources for life. Rocks, Soil, and Water (K.7ABC) Updated Observe, describe, compare and sort rocks by size, shape color and texture. Observe and describe physical properties of natural sources of water, including color and clarity. Give examples of ways that rocks, soil, and water are useful. 1st Patterns of Change: Earth (1.5AB Note 1998 TEK) The student knows that organisms, objects, and events have properties and patterns. Weather (1.7C (note old 1998 TEK)) The student knows that many types of change occur. Bodies of Water (1.7B) Updated Identify and describe a variety of natural sources of water including streams, lakes, and oceans. Rocks, Soil, and Water (1.10BC (note Old 1998 TEK)) Observe, compare, describe, and sort components of soil by size, texture, and color.

Seasons and Objects in the Sky (1.8BC) Updated 2nd 3rd 4th 5th.