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Posts for September 2009

Cathy Klinesteker | September 21, 2009 | FOSS in Schools

In the Whittier City School District just east of Los Angeles, Science Night filled the house! FOSS science engaged parents and children together in great science from four of the FOSS California modules. At Daniel Phelan School, over 250 students, parents, and other family members spent an action-filled night in celebration of hands-on science.

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Cathy Klinesteker | September 18, 2009 | FOSS in Schools

Sometimes something happens in education that is so right for children that you can't help smiling right from your heart when you watch it unfold.

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Larry Malone | September 14, 2009 | Observations by Larry

Lately the water-cooler conversation around the staff offices at LHS has focused on...focus questions. What is a focus question? And what makes a question a good focus question?

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Guest Contributors | September 14, 2009 | FOSS in Schools

Eighth-grade students in the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) are experiencing hands-on inquiry science through the use of FOSS kits, which supplement the approved text-based science curriculum.

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Rebecca Deutscher | September 03, 2009 | Technology

In April of 2009, I presented a poster at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference in Garden Grove, California. My poster described aspects of an evaluation study designed to gather information to improve the use of multimedia in the nine FOSS Middle School Courses.

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FOSS Newsletter Staff | September 01, 2009 | Teacher Feature

Mary Beth Meggett, a fourth-grade teacher at Stiles Point Elementary School in Charleston County, South Carolina, has been described as "one of those teachers who understands when students are learning and does something about it when they're not."

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