Posts for September 2010

FOSS Newsletter Staff | September 20, 2010 | Science News

Since the Deepwater Horizon explosion the night of April 20, 2010, we are all exposed to news about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in the newspaper, on TV, and on the radio. It is difficult for young and old alike to comprehend the extent of this disaster, especially when we are miles away from its direct effects. It is a complicated and even scary situation, especially for children.

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Larry Malone | September 14, 2010 | Observations by Larry

FOSS enjoys a significant degree of success across the country. Our success can be attributed at least in part to our ability to keep pace with and anticipate issues, trends, and policies in science education. The FOSS success has allowed us to grow. New staff members with varied backgrounds and experience have been added to the FOSS team. They have brought new intelligence to the conversation about the future of FOSS.

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Guest Contributors | September 10, 2010 | Professional Development

Have you ever asked yourself, "How many questions do I ask in a day?" Then, "How many questions do I ask in my classroom during a day?" Extensive research indicates that the answer to both is "a lot."

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Cathy Klinesteker | September 03, 2010 | FOSS in Schools

Seven great science teachers in the Coachella Unified School District developed and delivered a plan to bring family science nights to their schools. They sold food, invited a magician to close the evening program, and opened their classrooms to hundreds of families who built electric circuits, explored the properties of oobleck, built ramps for rolling marbles, engineered amazing structures made of wildly whimsical solid objects, experimented with mixtures and solutions to their hearts' content, and engaged in many more wonderful science activities. Excitement, joy, and sharing across generations was the order of the evening!

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Karen Mendelow Nelson | September 01, 2010 | FOSS Partnerships

Due to an invigorating new collaboration, the 2009–2010 school year was a productive year for implementing FOSS in nine Chicago Public School District elementary schools.

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