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Teaching materials Evolution is essential to our curriculum and to scientific literacy. Imagine teaching social science without teaching history; students would lack perspective on events going on today. Similarly, to understand the big picture of biology, students need to understand life on Earth in terms of its history and its future — the changing life forms and ecosystems that have arisen and changed over billions of years, as well as the mechanisms that have brought about those changes. The Understanding Evolution project aims to help instructors develop student understanding of: We've assembled a variety of resources to help you increase student understanding of evolution. Related:  APBIO

The Human Brain Project Blue Brain’s success in modeling the rat cortical column has driven the development of the Brain Simulation Facility and has demonstrated the feasibility of the project’s general strategy. But, this is only a first step. The human brain is an immensely powerful, energy efficient, self-learning, self-repairing computer. If we could understand and mimic the way it works, we could revolutionize information technology, medicine and society. To do so we have to bring together everything we know and everything we can learn about the inner workings of the brain's molecules, cells and circuits. With this goal in mind, the Blue Brain team has recently come together with approximately 87 other European and international partners to propose the Human Brain Project (HBP), which was selected as one of two EU FET Flagships. Experimental and clinical data is accumulating exponentially. The Human Brain Project website HBP-videoverview from Human Brain Project on Vimeo.

How To Teach Children To Write A Story Whether you are a teacher or a parent, teaching children to write a story is one of the most important tools you can give them. Once your child is comfortable with writing phrases and sentences, Scholastic suggests using exercises to show your child how to start writing a story, create main characters and use correct vocabulary while writing a story. Although not all children will be a master storytellers right away, encouraging the child to have fun and write about anything will help develop his writing skills through creativity. Read three well-known fairy tales aloud. Ask the children to identify all of the characters in each story. Ask the children to identify the beginning, middle and end of each story. Hand out pencils and paper, instructing that each story must have characters and a beginning, middle and end. Write story prompts, if desired. Talk to each child about her story and read what she gas written so far.

The National High School Journal of Science The Simulation News and Announcements The Human Brain Project to present at Swisstech Open Days Representatives of the Human Brain Project (HBP) will be presenting at the grand opening of the Swiss Tech Convention Center, at EPFL in Lausanne on the weekend of 5-6 April 2014. The presentation will consist of a global overview of the project, followed by a projection of the 3D HBP movie and a 10-minute Q&A session. The Human Brain Project Invited to the World Economic Forum Henry Markram, professor of Neuroscience is in Davos at the World Economic Forum (WEF) representing the Human Brain Project in his role as coordinator. The Human Brain Project to move to the Campus Biotech in Geneva The research grounds involved in the Human Brain Project and the Blue Brain Project, as well as most scientists from the Center for Neuroprosthetics, will join the new "Campus Biotech" facilities in Geneva, while remaining full part of EPFL. Un super-ordinateur permettant de simuler le cerveau d'une souris vient d'être créé

Help a Child Write a Story Learn All Year Long Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important? Download the flyer (PDF) ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. More Home › Parent & Afterschool Resources › Tips & How-To's Tip Why Use This Tip What To Do Why Use This Tip Writing stories is something every child is asked to do in school, and many children write stories in their free time, too. But as much fun as it can be, writing a story can also seem like a challenge to a child (or an adult!). back to top What To Do Start by reading some favorite stories together.

Frontiers for Young Minds The brain is actually wired like a chess board and a new scanner reveals how in stunning detail By Ted Thornhill Published: 10:04 GMT, 30 March 2012 | Updated: 15:31 GMT, 30 March 2012 For a long time it was thought that the brain was a mass of tangled wires, but researchers recently found that its fibers are actually set up like a chess board, crossing at right-angles. What’s more, this grid structure has now been revealed in amazing detail as part of a brain imaging study by a new state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. Van Wedeen, of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), who led study, said: ‘Far from being just a tangle of wires, the brain's connections turn out to be more like ribbon cables - folding 2D sheets of parallel neuronal fibers that cross paths at right angles, like the warp and weft of a fabric. Curvature in this image of a whole human brain turns out to be folding of 2D sheets of parallel neuronal fibers that cross paths at right angles ‘This grid structure is continuous and consistent at all scales and across humans and other primate species.’

Kid’s Poems Of all the writing I have done with students in elementary school, teaching poetry writing has been the most exhilarating and successful. Kids love it; they are energized by the myriad of possibilities and the total writing freedom. Teachers love it too; it's fun and easy to teach, and all kids thrive. Several years ago, when I began teaching young children how to write free-verse poetry, I was amazed at how creative and insightful all kids became. Students who struggled with forming letters and words and with writing sentences, and who found writing in school burdensome, blossomed in this genre. Free from restrictions in content, form, space, length, conventions, and rhyme, they could let their imaginations soar. Kenneth, a first grader, was one such student. Other children also wrote easily and confidently, about sports, school, friends, pets, nature, likes and dislikes, their families, and what was on their minds. Demonstrating poetry writing through one or two of the following:

Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level One of the hardest things to teach, in my opinion, is research. I have been teaching in a computer lab for going on five years and I have never taught research the same way twice. This is partially because I never teach anything the same way twice, but it's also because each year I learn something new. Sometimes I learn the hard way when things don't pan out the way I planned in the classroom, sometimes I learn because something I didn't plan arose and worked out well, and sometimes its due to my own self-education as I prepare to teach my annual research unit. I begin teaching research skills in third grade -- just at the time where my students' reading skills are such that they can feel successful and just at the time when they have mounds and mounds of natural curiosity. In the past, I have done your typical find-information-and-regurgitate-it-to-me kinds of projects, all in the name of teaching students how to locate information. Choosing a Topic, Creating Keywords and Search Terms

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