Lesson Plans & More TheHomeSchoolMom Encouragement, tips, and practical helps for homeschool moms You are here: Home / Homeschool Resources By Subject Homeschool Resources By Subject Five Visualizations to Grasp the Scale of the Universe by Maria Popova What coffee beans, dinosaurs and lakeside picnics have to do with Isaac Asimov and formalized figments. Since yesterday was 10.10.10, we’ve decided to celebrate this cosmic alignment of numerical symmetry by illuminating the measurements of magnitude. Today, we are taking five different looks at one of the most difficult concepts for the human brain to quantify and understand: The size and scale of the universe. What better way to celebrate 10.10.10 than with Charles and Ray Eames’ iconic Powers of Ten film, an adventure in magnitudes circa 1977? The film opens with a lakeside picnic in Chicago and branches outward into the universe, jumping to a vantage point ten times further out every ten seconds until our galaxy becomes a mere speck of light among many, then speed-zooms back to Earth, magnifying the view tenfold every ten seconds.
16 Little-Known Teacher Tools By Jessica Sanders Educational technology is quickly becoming a normal part of classrooms around the world, bringing the demand for more tools to an all-time high. Because of this, whether you use technology to organize your lesson plans, manage grades and attendance or engage every student in class, there’s a tool for you. However, finding the best ones can be time consuming, not to mention some of the most popular tools are expensive to use, so we did the work for you. Course: Next Generation Science Standards Michigan is one of 26 states leading the development and supporting the adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Working with partners from the Lead States, the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve, Inc., Michigan science and engineering educators have developed standards to define the science concepts and content students will need to learn from kindergarten through high school graduation. The development of the new science standards was a collaborative, state-led initiative coordinated by Achieve Inc. The process involved K-12 educators, state science officials, scientists, engineers, business leaders and university faculty members. As a lead state partner in NGSS development, Michigan has played an active role throughout the NGSS review and revision process.
Education Resources Website NOAA's Education Mission The America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110-69) gives NOAA broad authority for educational activities. Stemming from this statute and other program-specific education mandates, the NOAA education community works collaboratively to advance the priorities outlined in NOAA's Education Strategic Plan and meet NOAA's Education Mission: "To advance environmental literacy and promote a diverse workforce in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences, encouraging stewardship and increasing informed decision making for the nation." This strategic direction is leveraged by the many cross-cutting education programs and initiatives (highlighted below) across NOAA. NOAA Education Council The NOAA Education Council consists of seniorstaff members from NOAA's line and staff offices.
Teach Your Child Addition Basics « Teach Kids How Addition is a concept taught in the first grade. Starting your child out early on this basic math model will give them a head start with more difficult concepts in math that will be taught later on in their educational experience. You can be the link between the fear of learning math or the success of your children’s performance in school. Yet, keep in mind math is a vast structure and has a number of offsets, therefore some children who master one area of math, may have difficulty with another. To understand math more comprehensively children have to start with the basic math concepts in the classroom. makes the Sun available to everyone A mega-filament erupts on the Sun as seen on JHelioviwer ESA makes the Sun available to everyone 14 December 2010
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Online science Games Check out our free online games including the ever-popular Launchball and brand new Ouch. Codebreaker Challenge Set by GCHQ. Inspired by Alan Turing. Kindergarten Worksheets Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Test Collection – Everyday Colors: Use the information in the story to answer the 5 comprehension questions. Answer Key Is Included. Reading Comprehension Workbooks – Click Here In each of these stories, you will find a story with a color theme. Each story is structured very similarly to help with reading. Once students understand the pattern, the next stories should be easier!
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