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Guest Contributors | March 15, 2006 | FOSS in Schools

We received the following letter from Mary Humphrey, describing the art-related extensions she uses with her second-graders when she teaches the FOSS Insects Module.

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Guest Contributors | March 15, 2006 | FOSS in Schools

It all started innocently enough. Mrs. H had ordered crayfish for the FOSS Structures of Life Module she was planning for her third-grade class. I was going to use them after her. I had already extended my Structures of Life Module to include raising silkworms and hatching chicks, as well as growing beans hydroponically. But I had not used crayfish before. When Mrs. H was through, I inherited her crayfish.

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Guest Contributors | March 01, 2006 | FOSS in Schools

One by one reports emerge that underscore our nation’s failure to find or invent ways to close the achievement gap in mathematics, science, and technology (NSF,2004). This gap between the achievement of historically underrepresented populations and other groups must be closed aggressively, comprehensively, realistically, and affordably.

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Guest Contributors | September 20, 2005 | FOSS in Schools

On October 1–2, 2004, elementary education science methods faculty and science content faculty from Pennsylvania met at Lock Haven University's Sieg Conference Center to explore ways to integrate exemplary elementary science materials into their college classes.

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Guest Contributors | September 16, 2005 | FOSS in Schools

Greece, the eighth largest school district in New York State, adopted FOSS in 2002 because it provided them with a science program that was matched to their standards and promoted instructional practices that were consistent with their district goals.

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FOSS Newsletter Staff | September 01, 2005 | FOSS in Schools

In Mr. Cho's seventh-grade science class at the James P. Timilty Middle School in Roxbury, Massachusetts, science does not end when class is over.

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FOSS Newsletter Staff | March 18, 2005 | FOSS in Schools

Field-based experiences are a meaningful part of any science curriculum. The FOSS Earth History Course lends itself toward local investigations.

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Suzanne Funk | March 02, 2005 | FOSS in Schools

As a part of the FOSS Human Body module, fourth-grade students at South Mountain Elementary School in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, recently dissected owl pellets.

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Tonya Meyers and Jennifer Gruber | March 01, 2005 | FOSS in Schools

Mrs. Gruber's and Mrs. Meyers's first-grade classes at Dillsburg Elementary have been getting "down and dirty" collecting soil samples for their FOSS Pebbles, Sand, and Silt Module investigations.

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Guest Contributors | September 01, 2004 | FOSS in Schools

Waikoloa Elementary School (WES) on the island of Hawai'i has spent the last two years developing an inquiry-based science, math, and technology program. This project was funded through a National Science Foundation Rural Systemic Initiatives grant to support the development of science education that is of relevance to rural students. The statewide project was called Hawaii Networked Learning Communities (HNLC).

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