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Stealing poems from people's minds at Mayfest
Amazing poet taking thoughts from people and turning them into spoken word poetry
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Poorest children 'falling behind'
This BBC news item reports on the widening of the social gap in achievement, which Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove claims is revealed by Government figures for 2007.
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Virtual Piano: Great fun on touch Screens

Use your mouse to play the keyboard. You can als
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Great Art & Craft Ideas for your Students

I probably don't get as artistic as I should with my kids from time to time but the fact is tha
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What Makes a Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School?
This report forms part of the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) 3-14 project, a major longitudinal study funded by the DCSF. It presents the findings of a sub-study on transitions, taken from questionnaire responses of over 500 children in their first term at secondary school, as well as their parents. Case studies of 12 of the pupils who had enjoyed a successful transition were subsequently undertaken, involving interviews with them and their primary and secondary te
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Treasure Hunt in Alaska
This is a Web-based story of three children who venture out to find their great-grandfather's treasure box that was lost in the remote state of Alaska. Using simple terminology, the story integrates complex Earth and Space science concepts, such as the formation of gold deposits and the operation of satellites. The children model creative thinking, acquire and interpret radar images, plan a treasure hunt, work systematically, and learn about Alaska. They also exhibit the successes and setbacks o
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Hayonim: Micromorphology
Micromorphology samples from Mousterian, Kebaran, Natufian, and Byzantine contexts at Hayonim, Israel. This cave site has important evidence about prehistoric human occupation in the Levant. Its sequence helps document major transitions in the region, including human origins and the origins of agriculture.
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Why Stock-price Volatility Should Never Be a Surprise, Even in the Long Run
Equities are subject to much wider price swings than previously understood, according to a recent paper co-authored by Wharton finance and economics professor Robert Stambaugh. The research adds a new perspective to the work of Wharton finance professor Jeremy J. Siegel, author of the book Stocks for the Long Run, which says stock returns more than offset risks if you stay with the market through its ups and downs. In a recent interview with Knowledge@Wharton, the professors described their view
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Lung limit
Developed for third grade. Using simple math, students will figure out their lung capacity by breathing into a bottle filled with water and measuring the volume of water displaced. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plans have been tried at least once by studen
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Oh No! Oil Spills
Developed for second grade. Students will create shoreline habitats on a mini scale. They will think deeply and investigate the effect of oil spills on the environment. To do this, they will put objects similar to animal fur or feathers in an oily situation, as well as put themselves in an oily situation. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the
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NASA CONNECT Functions and Statistics: Dressed for Space
In NASA CONNECT Dressed for Space, students learn about the suits astronauts wear in space and why sizing is critical for working in space. They learn how the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space suits were developed. Building on past space suit technologies, NASA engineers and researchers use functions and statistics to create the next generation of space suits for the International Space Station and beyond.
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NASA CONNECT Proportionality: The X-Plane Generation
In NASA CONNECT Proportionality: The X-Plane Generation, students meet NASA researchers and other professional who describe the relationship between force, energy, and motion; discuss how NASA's experimental X-plane is being tested to make space travel more reliable; and show students how proportionality and ratios are used to make scale models of spacecraft like the X-33. Students learn how scale models are more manageable than full-scale models when it comes to testing and retesting designs. G
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NASA CONNECT Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers
In NASA CONNECT Festival of Flight Special: Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers, students will experience the dynamic skills and processes needed to design the next generation of launch vehicles. They will see how mathematics, science, and technology work together to improve human space flight, with increased safety and economy. Students will get an exciting hands-on feel for the challenges facing the designers of tomorrow's launch systems and a greater appreciation for the accomplishmen
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Jamestown Unearthed
Portraying lesser-known historical figures gives Willie Balderson an opportunity to relate the experiences of the everyday man.
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What's In Hawaii's Sky for May 2008
Show #34: Meteor Showers and Space Missions The next Sky Tonight evening show at the planetarium is scheduled for Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $4 for adults, $3 for ages 4-12. Reservations recommended. Call 848-4168.

A Pandora's Box of Start-up Expertise - Tom Conrad (Pandora)
After nearly two decades in the trenches of Pets.com, Apple Computer, and the You Don't Know Jack game series at Berkeley Systems, Tom Conrad (Pandora CTO) shares his acquired wisdom on succeeding in the consumer internet space. He discusses agility, crisp decision making, and focus, and peppers his lessons with numerous entertaining anecdotes of dot-com days and corporate progress.
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Observing Reactions
Developed for third grade. The students will gain a better understanding of the importance and process of forming a hypothesis and making observations as they perform two quick experiments that each have visible reactions. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson pla
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Moldy Food
Developed for first grade. Students will begin by being introduced to the food pyramid. This will include a coloring activity to emphasize the different food groups. Next, students will take part in an experiment showing the process of growing mold on food. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unl
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