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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: How safe are our secrets from hackers?

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


Videogame ‘athletes:’ Are you college scholarship material?

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Daily Science Webcasts


Sustainable Chemistry - Electric Sandwich

The technology behind your computer screen is, in effect, a layered electronic "sandwich".
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-- Sep 16, 2014



Monarch Butterfly's Numbers Fly Dangerously Low

Discussion prompts & video archive.


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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Philippines considers law to give Muslims autonomy

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

NIE Special Report


Who doesn’t like to eat?

Turn the fun of food into a great science experience to start off the school year using a new science content reading Is there a gene for liking broccoli? and an accompanying activity Taste this!

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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: TRANSPARENCY

DEFINITION:
Characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cigna, the health insurance company, offers an Internet-based transparency tool that shows plan members price information on the 200 most common procedures, which make up about 70 percent of the company’s medical claims, said Mark Slitt, a spokesman.
The Miami Herald -- 09/15/2014