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Have You Ever Dreamt of Going Into Space?

Since the beginning of the Space Age, 50 years ago, students have been told that if they studied math and science, they could grow up to become astronauts and go into space. Unfortunately, that was a false promise. Even at the height of the Shuttle program, a student had a better chance of becoming an […]

New York High School Regents Scope and Sequence Updated

New York state has updated the Scope and Sequence for high school science classes. The updated document is still labeled as a draft, but there are lots of improvements over the older version. Most noticeably, they went with a spiffy blue color scheme. The year is now broken up into two terms, with each term […]

ScienceBoom Forums Now Offering Membership

The forums have officially launched and membership is now being offered. I’ve included the following tutorial to help you through the process. The forums are a valuable asset, you can get your questions answered or share the tricks of the trade with other teachers. You can find the ScienceBoom Forums by clicking on the Forums […]

Free Money For You and Your Students

With all the budget cuts that have happened recently, it is time to find other places to get funding for your projects. Here is a list I have compiled with plenty of opportunity to get money for your classroom. Apply, seriously. You never know, you might just get one. Lands’ End ‘Teachers Light The Way’ […]

Free Digital Library At Teachers’ Domain on iTunes U

As a teacher, you’re always on the lookout for great educational resources. And you’ll find a rich supply of content on iTunes U. Take, for example, the free digital library available at Teachers’ Domain. Brought to you by WGBH, Boston’s award-winning PBS station, teachers’ domain offers downloadable videos and educator guides. Ranging from A Night […]

Total Lunar Eclipse – February 20, 2008

The next total lunar eclipse is scheduled to occur on February 20, 2008 at 10:26 pm. Giving out extra credit would be a great motivator for students to stay up and watch the event. A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the night of Wednesday, February 20/21, 2008. The entire event is visible from […]

NSTA Spring Conference Boston March 27-30

From NSTA: Refine your Skills to Advance Your Career at NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education in Boston, “Science: Bridge to the Future.” Register by February 8, 2008 at the most affordable rates! Improve your assessment skills at sessions such as Organizing, Analyzing, Interpreting and Reporting Science Assessment Data: What Every Science Teacher Should Know. […]

5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, talks about our new wave of overprotected kids — and spells out 5 (and really, he’s got 6) dangerous things you should let your kids do. Allowing kids the freedom to explore, he says, will make them stronger and smarter and actually safer.

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