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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: Earth Day questions about the future

Classroom Caption Contest.
Enter a caption and maybe win a book!

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:


Modern pioneers: Two Swiss pilots take solar plane around the world without fuel

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Daily Science Webcasts


Dark Matter

According to astronomers, less than 5 percent of the content of the known universe is made up of "matter".
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-- May 5, 2016




The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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Kenya burns vast piles of elephant tusks as it seeks ban on trade

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

 

This week's word in the news: TREATABLE

DEFINITION:
Possible to treat; responsive to treatment: a treatable disorder.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
She likened current attitudes toward mental illness to the 1980s attitude toward AIDS, even though diseases of the brain are generally as treatable today as diseases elsewhere in the body.
The Denver Post -- 05/02/2016