Happy New Year!
Video: What Did We Search for This Year?
Get the Fooducate mobile application and use it to:
- Automatically scan a product barcode (using the camera in your device)
- See product highlights (both good & bad)
- Compare products
- Select better alternatives
You get to see the stuff manufacturers don't want you to notice, such as
- excessive sugar
- tricky trans fats
- additives and preservatives
- high fructose corn syrup
- controversial food colorings
- confusing serving sizes
- and more...
Just pick up a product from the shelf, scan it, and let Fooducate do the rest.
National Center for Atmospheric Research
* A virtual laboratory for creating a weather balloon
* A simple virtual climate model
* The build a tree dendrochronology activity allows students to explore past climates.
* A climate sensitivity calculator
* Compare solar eclipse photos activity
* Earth's energy balance virtual lab
Be sure to check out the games and classroom activities sections, as well!
Math in the News
How to Create Your Own Pair of 3D Glasses
Lincoln Learning Hub
An Interactive Guide to the Revolutionary War (Free App)
Caine's Arcade is an inspirational story. "Nine-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store, and invited people to play. The entire summer went by, and Caine had yet to have a single customer, until one day, a filmmaker named Nirvan stopped to buy a door handle. What happened next inspired this movie, posted April 9th, 2012 – five days later, the movie launched a movement."
By Jonathan Tilly
Caine used cardboard to create an entire arcade of games. What is the the most creative game you ever invented? Why was it so much fun?
Reading Prompt: Text Features
How do the YouTube movie and pictures included in today’s article help you understand who Caine is and what he accomplished?
Primary & Junior
Identify a variety of text features and explain how they help readers understand texts (OME, Reading: 2.3).
Identify a variety of text features and explain how they help communicate meaning (OME, Reading: 2.3).