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Free Howard Hughes Medical Institute Educational DVDs

Free Howard Hughes Medical Institute Educational DVDs – The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers a selection of Educational DVDs for free with free shipping. DVDs are available on such topics as evolution (Evolution: Constant Change and Common Threads pictured), diseases, biodiversity, the human brain, and more.

A Matter of Gravity: Developing Space-Based Experiments

A Matter of Gravity: Developing Space-Based Experiments (via NYTimes) – A full lesson developed to teach students about a new contest seeking student science experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station.

NPP: Improving U.S. weather forecast accuracy from space

NPP: Improving U.S. weather forecast accuracy from space – The launch of a new polar-orbiting environmental satellite enables NOAA to continue issuing accurate forecasts and provide advance warning for severe weather.

Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands (TED Talks)

Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands (TED Talks) – Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands.

Shell Science Lab Challenge

Shell Science Lab Challenge – The Shell Science Lab Challenge gives you an opportunity to share your exemplary teaching for a chance to win a school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000!

Italian scientists on trial over L’Aquila earthquake

Italian scientists on trial over L’Aquila earthquake – Really? Another example of why a science education is important…

High School Students Find Sunken Ships

High School Students Find Sunken Ships – A group of high school students aboard a NOAA boat discovered several shipwrecks that had eluded wreck hunters for years.

NASA Detects Planet Dancing With a Pair of Stars

NASA Detects Planet Dancing With a Pair of Stars – The first planet, astronomers say, that has been definitely shown to be orbiting two stars at once, circling at a distance of 65 million miles a pair of stars that are themselves circling each other much more closely.

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To The Moon (Time-Life Records)

To The Moon (Time-Life Records) – Original photography scanned from the breathtakingly beautiful ‘To The Moon’ (Time-Life 1969) an audio and visual chronology that documents NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects.

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Do Learning Styles Matter?

Do Learning Styles Matter? – Creating lessons that cater to different learning styles is something all teachers are asked to do when planning. However, this NPR show suggests learning styles might not matter at all.