Posts for March 2010

Guest Contributors | March 16, 2010 | FOSS in Schools

Walking into room 20, there is no question that science is happening here and not just sometimes, but ALL the time.

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Kimi Hosoume | March 16, 2010 | Life Science

It's spring! For many FOSS students and teachers K through 8, it's time for life science and the excitement of having living, growing, crawling creatures in the classroom. It's also time to plan in advance for the care of the organisms so the learning experience is enjoyable, safe, and a successful one for all.

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Karen Mendelow Nelson | March 15, 2010 | Life Science

In November 2009, FOSS and the Oregon State Sea Grant Extension invasive species project hosted a focus group of teachers at the Lawrence Hall of Science to discuss environmental issues related to invasive species.

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FOSS Newsletter Staff | March 04, 2010 | Science News

The life zone, or habitable zone, of a star is the region around a star where there may be planets that could have liquid water and support life. The distance of that zone from the star depends on how big and hot the star is.

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Tara Edmond | March 01, 2010 | FOSS in Schools

Good teaching and learning are fostered through reflection. In Tacoma Public Schools, when reflecting upon the effectiveness of our summer school program, the data showed us a lack of attendance and poor results. In recent years, the summer school program had focused on math due to low math achievement on the state test. The questions became, "How can children be motivated to use math in context? How can the neediest students be served without making them feel like they are missing out on summer fun? Could hands-on science provide the lens for effective math instruction?"

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