Strategy Share: Teaching Literacy in the Science Classroom

“How can my students learn literacy in a science classroom?” As a science teacher, I frequently hear this question from my colleagues. It is easy to confuse literacy for the act of learning to read, when really literacy is the act of reading to learn. This confusion can make non-language arts teachers believe that literacy is not a part of their instruction. Continue reading Strategy Share: Teaching Literacy in the Science Classroom

See the Solar Eclipse

SCIENCE Lucky skywatchers in Southeast Asia get a rare front-row seat to a total eclipse, and Pacific islanders will see a still-dazzling partial eclipse. But the rest of the world doesn’t have to miss out: You can watch it live online, right here. (Nat Geo News) In the South Pacific? Use our resources to build a solar eclipse viewer! Teachers, scroll down for a quick … Continue reading See the Solar Eclipse

Flat-Out Rap Battle

SCIENCE So, a Twitter spat between astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and rapper B.o.B over the flat Earth theory has turned into a full-blown rap battle. (NPR) Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk to see what B.o.B. is up against. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why is rapper B.o.B. picking a fight with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse … Continue reading Flat-Out Rap Battle

Journey to the Center of the Earth

SCIENCE How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth’s core? And what would you see along the way? Use this interactive to dig into the truth. (BBC) Download our own high-resolution illustration of Earth’s interior. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Scrolling through the fantastic BBC interactive graphic of Earth’s interior, it … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Earth

Auroras Put on a Show

SCIENCE The auroras—better known as the Northern and Southern Lights—have been putting on a dazzling display for viewers from Madagascar to Minnesota. (The Telegraph) Use our resources to better understand the amazing auroras. Discussion Ideas According to an expert interviewed by the BBC (and in turn quoted in the Australian Telegraph article), the appearance of an aurora “all depends on how active the Sun has … Continue reading Auroras Put on a Show