Research and write a story about a profession related to electricity

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Photo credit: www.discoveryeducation.com Students will research one of three professions related to electricity; write a story about performing this job; and share their ideas with their classmates. Focus on one of the following professions — lightning researcher, scientist specializing in electricity in space, or a lineman.   Next, each student will choose one profession. Each student’s […]

New Energy Technologies That Reduce Climate Impact

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Photo credit: Vortex Bladeless Design It can be easy to get discouraged when looking at the impact that humans are making on the global climate. This post focuses on the positive advances that are being made, and technologies used to help reduce greenhouse emissions (especially carbon and methane).   Efforts To Reduce Dependence On Fossil […]

What’s New At Newsela?

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Photo credit: Newsela Newsela provides interesting articles at a variety of reading difficulties. When using articles in the classroom, this could aid students who struggle with reading text, such as students with dyslexia & ESL (English as a second language) students, while still challenging students who are reading at a more challenging level. There is […]

The Wisdom Of Good Listening

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Photo credit: Listenwise Listenwise provides interesting podcasts for Science, Humanities, & ESL. When using articles in the classroom, this could aid students who struggle with reading text, such as students with dyslexia & ESL students. These podcasts also focus on exposing students to more complex language, vocabulary, and topics to improve their reading skills. Here […]

Light Reveals The Mysterious Past Of Our Universe

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Photo credit: Melodysheep Waves Of Light is a song that celebrates the importance of light in understanding the history of the Universe. I like to use the short video clips as inspirational brain breaks that foster wonder and interest in learning about the various fields of science.