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Merlin Bird ID app – Instant Bird Identification Help for 400 North American birds About Photo ID Help us test Merlin Bird Photo ID The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Visipedia are collaborating to develop computer vision technology to identify birds in photos. Help test our new tool! Note: Merlin Bird Photo ID does not work on tablets or mobile devices at this time. The Photosynthesis Cycle" The Earth's atmosphere is mostly composed of nitrogen. Oxygen makes up just 21 percent of the air we breathe. Carbon dioxide, argon, ozone, water vapor and other gasses make up a tiny portion of it, as little as 1 percent. These gasses probably came from several processes as the Earth evolved and grew as a planet.

Smithsonian Science Education Center - Contents tagged with NGSS - Tags Informal Educators Also Face the Challenges of Meeting Next Generation Science Standards As the newest member of the SSEC team, I bring a unique perspective to our curriculum and publications department—that of informal science education. I’ve taught in informal science and environmental education programs for over twelve years, including managing park naturalist programs in Delaware, and starting up and running the Education and Outreach Program at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). I’ve worked with schools, clubs, senior centers, scouting organizations, pre-K groups, birding and environmental clubs, boating and yacht clubs, home schoolers, special needs groups, and more.

Discover The Forest Start Your Own Adventures... The forest and the outdoors are a place for adventure, learning, fun, and discovery! There are so many possibilities. It might be tough deciding where to begin. Check out these games and activities, which can help get you going. Interactive Science activities ABPI - Resources for Schools It is helpful to be able to search on an age range within each subject area Teacher 2011 View page Next Generation Science Standards › The Einstein Project The Einstein Project The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released in the spring of 2013 and are in the state adoption process nationwide. The Einstein Project is committed to providing districts and teachers with the best inquiry science curriculum, material support and professional development. We will continue to provide science units that align with the current WI Model of Academic Standards while supporting those districts that wish to transition to the new instructional approaches and strategies found in NGSS.

Teacher Resources - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center The Wildflower Center provides instructors with materials to use both in the classroom and in the field. Most of the lessons in the Exploring the Native Plant World curriculum and youth activities apply to visits to the Wildflower Center, but many can be used in a more general setting. Please see below for more information and to download the curriculum. African Elephant: The Animal Files Main Characteristics African Elephants are the largest of all land living animals. They have a head and body length between 5 and 7.5 m (16.4 - 24.6 ft), a tail length between 1 and 1.5 m (3.25 - 5 ft) and they weigh between 4 and 7 tonnes (3.9 - 6.9 tons). They are coloured grey/brown with a sparse covering of hair. Their head is large and they have large ears that they use to radiate excess heat. Their trunk is large and muscular and both sexes have two, well developed, forward curving tusks, although they are more developed in males. Their neck is short and they have a large barrel-like body.

Next Generation: 5 Ways Science Classes Will Change The millions of K-12 students who have returned to school this fall may find dramatic changes waiting in their science classrooms. In this and coming school years, new national standards are set to transform science education in the United States. Released this April, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) draw on decades of education research, aiming to improve U.S. students' performance in STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) subjects. Twenty-six states worked together with national educational organizations to develop the voluntary guidelines.

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