Creatures that "glow" in the night
This Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education activity (PDF) encourages students to practice experimental design and scientific writing through the study of bioluminescence. Students observe and experiment with bioluminescent dinoflagellates (Pyrocystis fusiformis), learning how and why they produce light. The activity includes information for teacher preparation, an introduction to bioluminescence, defined vocabulary terms, a list of necessary materials, procedure, assessment questions, and
Reading comprehension: What works?
Teach reading comprehension in the elementary grades with flexible strategies that connect reading to the real world, promote independence, and keep students engaged.
Reading picture books
Two strategies for helping children understand a story through illustrations.
Oral history and student learning
Oral history enriches historical knowledge; enhances research, writing, thinking, and interpersonal skills; gives students a connection to the community; and helps all students feel included.
Greeting your Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in their own language
Even a simple "Hello" or "How are you today?" can help to integrate a student into a new environment. This article offers strategies and tools for teachers wishing to learn a few words of a new language.
Bird watching made elementary
Observing and identifying birds can be a gateway to a variety of learning experiences. This primer will get you started birding.
Incorporating oral history into the K-12 curriculum
Oral history techniques for use with students at all levels, from kindergarten through high school.
Learning to look at art
Strategies for helping students develop visual literacy in looking at paintings and other forms of visual art.
Choosing books that are "just right"
This teacher research study examines how students select books for independent reading and how teachers can help them make choices more appropriate to their reading levels.
Teaching about Thanksgiving
Resources and activities to help you bring historical accuracy, cultural sensitivity, and a broader context to discussions about the quintessentially American holiday.
Connecting with community through oral history
Through interviews and photographs, Harnett County students learn about their community's agricultural past.
Reading images: an introduction to visual literacy
Images are all around us, and the ability to interpret them meaningfully is a vital skill for students to learn.
Technical Resource Document: Extraction and Beneficiation of Ores and Minerals Volume 2: Gold
This EPA document provides detailed information about the gold mining industry in terms of the wastes associated with gold mining and processing. The report briefly characterizes the geology of gold ores and the economics of the industry. Following this discussion is a review of gold extraction and beneficiation methods; this section provides the context for descriptions of wastes and materials managed by the industry, as well as a discussion of the potential environmental effects that may resul
Gulf Coast Geology
This website is part of the Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program. The program includes projects encompassing everything from improving septic systems to planting seagrass to protecting habitats. All projects aim to improve the ecological and economical health of the region. The site provides information about Gulf Coast geology as well as links to information about the Ice Age.
The Water Sourcebooks contain 324 activities for grades K-12 divided into four sections: K-2, 3-5, 5-8, and 9-12. Each section is divided into five chapters: Introduction to Water, Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment, Surface Water Resources, Ground Water Resources, and Wetlands and Coastal Waters. This environmental education program explains the water management cycle using a balanced approach showing how it affects all aspects of the environment. All activities contain hands-on investigat
The financial markets context
How do financial markets match providers with users, and how efficiently does the market determine prices? Can investors rely on notoriously volatile stock markets to function efficiently? It can be difficult to determine whether successful investments are a matter of skill and luck. In this unit, you will interrogate whether markets can function efficiently, and what factors might militate against this. You will also learn the importance of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis.
California juniper tree
The juniper tree is a gymnosperm from the phylum of conifers. The cone is the reproductive structure of conifers. The berry-like structures are actually cones where reproduction occurs.
One reason why caecilians are considered to be amphibians is because they go through metamorphosis to reach adulthood. Caecilians are unique amphibians because some of them lay eggs, but some of them give birth to live young.
Human arm muscles are connected to the bones by things called tendons. Tendons are rope-like fibers that join muscles to bones and allow movement.
Apple Screen 1
The apple has just fallen from the tree and rests on the ground.