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Guest Contributors | March 12, 2004 | FOSS in Schools

"I became aware of FOSS three years ago when I was still a teacher partner with TRSI and I taught K–1. TRSI loaned me the FOSS Balance and Motion Module (which is an awesome module!) and I was '!hooked!'"

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Judith Aguiar | March 03, 2004 | FOSS in Schools

In Fall River we know that students learn best when they are involved in real investigations and have a kit-based program.

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James A. Simione, et al | March 02, 2004 | FOSS in Schools

As the FOSS developers suggest, elementary students learn science best by doing science. The Pittsburgh Public Schools adopted this philosophy when they began their search for a successful approach to homework, based on the idea of doing science.

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Peter Rillero | March 01, 2004 | FOSS in Schools

On Fridays, the students in Mrs. Kim Cash's first-grade class are not excited because of the approaching weekend. They are excited because it is FOSS Friday.

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Guest Contributors | September 10, 2003 | FOSS in Schools

I have just completed my first year of being the "science mom" in my two older sons' classrooms at Riviera Elementary in Torrance, California. Last fall, when I was deciding how I should spend my volunteer time in the classroom, I came up with the idea of helping the teachers do science experiments.

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Guest Contributors | September 02, 2003 | FOSS in Schools

An earlier project at Northern Arizona University inspired Doris Tso to consider more translations of FOSS modules into the Navajo language. She was interested in providing a program to teachers and students in the Navajo Nation that was standards-based and employed cooperative learning.

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Guest Contributors | March 21, 2003 | FOSS in Schools

Many years ago, the Friends of Trees in Portland, Oregon, planted hundreds of trees, including several in the neighborhood of the Duniway Elementary School. Now Jan Barkhurst's kindergarteners acknowledge the gift of trees from the Friends of Trees each year with a published booklet describing the life of one of the trees throughout the seasons. The booklets are just one of several technologically enhanced facets Jan has integrated into the FOSS Trees Module as part of an Intel®Teach to the Future class project.

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Jamie Zwick and Catherine Strohecker | March 01, 2002 | FOSS in Schools

The 1st Lazear Elementary Autumnal Science Fair in Oakland, California, was an outstanding success! All classrooms and staff at all grade levels participated enthusiastically in scientific inquiry with exemplary presentations.

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Guest Contributors | September 12, 2000 | FOSS in Schools

As I reflect on the 1999-2000 school year and the turn of a century, the changes in my professional life feel as momentous. Teaching is and has been the main focus of my life. I had wanted to be a teacher ever since I can remember.

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Mary Frances Smitley | September 11, 2000 | FOSS in Schools

The classroom is decorated with brightly-colored bulletin boards. Student work is creatively displayed on the walls. Students' desks are aligned in small pods ready for group work. Yet, as you enter the classroom, you are distracted from its order. Groups of students on the floor draw your attention.

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