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Posts for September 2007

Larry Malone | September 17, 2007 | Professional Development

When you watch the TV weather report this evening, take a close look at the graphic weather being waved across the screen by the station's meteorologist. Pretty impressive stuff. But think past the clever animations to consider the information presented and the science that generated it.

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Larry Malone | September 12, 2007 | Observations by Larry

There is tension in U.S. elementary science education. The tension is created by the disconnect between learning expectations described in standards and the reality of what can be effectively taught in classrooms. With limited time allotted to science, this leaves teachers and curriculum planners in a quandary: do we make decisions based on quantity or quality? Or, in other words, do we value coverage or depth of engagement?

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Sue Jagoda | September 05, 2007 | FOSS in Schools

During the Earth History workshop at Grand Canyon in the summer of 2006, six of the participants represented schools in Stark County, Ohio.

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FOSS Newsletter Staff | September 04, 2007 | FOSS in Schools

Did you know that Arizona is the only state in which it is illegal to transport live crayfish of any kind? That tidbit of information becomes pretty important if you're a teacher in Scottsdale, Arizona, who is using the FOSS Structures of Life Module.

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