Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Teacher Resources

Welcome to SCINEWS!
"The purpose of SCINEWS is to provide middle and high school teachers timely, pre-packaged lessons on a science current event (such as an oil spill, earthquake, or shuttle launch) that are short (~15 min), easy to implement, and align to AZ state standards. Materials might include a slide show, videos, maps, photographs, or KML files for use in Google Earth. Each current event lesson has an associated PDF document that contains a brief overview of the event and lesson, as well as a map, photo(s), and AZ standards targeted. Although using current events in the classroom is not new, the goal here is to provide simple and short lessons that associate ‘textbook’ concepts with real events in the news while allowing for class discussion."

HINT from Marcia: Scroll down till you see the above image. There are currently 8 lessons that relate to recent "in the news" earth science-type world events, such as recent Kepler discoveries, Australian floods, Gulf Oil Spill.