Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgiving Turkey Genetics Activity!

Quick share since many folks are looking for a fun activity for this short week.  This is a Thanksgiving-themed genetics activity where students create a turkey based on the “traits” their turkey receives.  My biology teacher friend usually does “Pumpkin … Continue reading

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The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, & Slide Shows!!

Virtual field trips, videos, and slide shows of Plimouth Plantation.  Great resource from Scholastic!  http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/webcast.htm Take your students back in time and tour historic Plimouth Plantation.  The site also contains Teacher’s Guides, Thanksgiving Printables, and Thanksgiving Vocabulary Guide.  What a … Continue reading

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Science Writing Prompt: Volcanic Eruption Produces New Island Off Coast of Japan

Original source of images and story : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2511115/Volcanic-eruption-Pacific-Ocean-creates-new-island-coast-Japan.html This week, a new island was formed off the coast of Japan through the eruption of a volcano.  This is the first time this has occurred in 30 years. Watch video of the … Continue reading

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Article Reflection: Best practice for spreading innovation: Let the practitioners do it

To read the article in full visit:  http://www.kappanmagazine.org/content/95/3/39.full As I read this article, I couldn’t help but reflect upon the radical changes that are occurring at my own school over the course of  this school year. Granted, I do have … Continue reading

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