Archive for September, 2009

Imagine Science Film Festival New York

Imagine Science Film Festival New York, October 15 – 24, 2009 – This year’s Imagine Science Film Festival includes 50 Films (4 features and 46 shorts) which will be shown over 10-days. The 2009 FILMS and SCHEDULE are now online.

Upcoming Opportunities for Teachers

Earth Science Week 2009 Photography Contest Grab your digital camera and go shoot some pictures this weekend. The photography contest is titled “How Climate Shapes My World.”. Snap the winning picture and win $300. AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2009. The photography theme for this year is: “How Climate […]

Near Space Pictures on Budget of $150

1337arts Project Site – On Sept. 2, 2009, we launched a digital camera into near-space to take photographs of the earth from high up above…for less than a grand total of $150.

3 Equinox Activities for September 22, 2009

Today, Tuesday September 22, 2009 is the autumnal equinox. The equinox is the half way point between the summer and winter solstice and marks the first day of fall. The equinox is a great excuse to get outside with your students and take advantage of the sun before the weather gets too cold for outdoor […]

New Earth Science Reference Tables for 2010

New York has updated the Earth Science Reference Tables for 2010. Several of the diagrams are much easier to read.

Amazing Time-Lapse of Milky Way

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party – One of the most amazing time-lapse videos I have ever seen.

Hubble Images of ‘Butterfly Nebula’

CNN.com – Amazing images of the Butterfly Nebula from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Apple Computer Automation

Apple Computer Automation – If you are using Apple Computers in your classroom. This automation tutorial is a must watch (opens in iTunes). Requires: Apple Remote Desktop.

Science & The Arts Fall 2009 Events

Science & The Arts Fall 2009 Events – Reykjavik, Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T’s Male Math Maze, Science Film Shorts, The Theory of Everything, DJ Spooky and the Science of Terra Nova

The Anatomy of a Do Now

Starting your lesson with a Do Now is good practice. It sets the tone for the class, gets students settled in (because they have to do it now), and ideally makes them think. A Do Now is a question or quote that either reviews or introduces a topic to students. But what constitutes a good […]