6 Things you need to know and can share with others.
1. Teacher Survey on Resources
The Bossier Arts Council is collecting teacher input to share with local officials and administrators at the NLA Education Summit on October 17. Please take this anonymous survey to help us gather data about which resources teachers want in their classrooms. One survey respondent will be randomly selected to win a prize courtesy of the Cyber Innovation Center!
Teacher Survey Link: http://bit.ly/2yGMcB0
2. LSTA Award Nominations
The LSTA Science Education Awards are presented by the Louisiana Science Teachers Association, an affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association. The LSTA Awards include Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year, Essie Beck "Rising Star" Science Education Award, LSTA Travel Grants and more! Check out the Caddo Science's Grants page for other funding opportunities!
3. Ada Twist Scientist Giveaway
Ada Marie Twist is an inquisitive second grader and a born scientist. She possesses a keen yet peculiar need to question everything she encounters, whether it be a tick-tocking clock, a pointy-stemmed rose, or the hairs in her dad's nose. Ada's parents and her teacher, Miss Greer, have their hands full as the child's science experiments wreak day-to-day havoc. On the first day of spring, the title character is tinkering outside her home when she notices an unpleasant odor. She sets out to discover what might have caused it.
This is a great book to read aloud to students in science as you discuss the practices of scientists.
4. Mystery Science Free Year
Mystery Science is having its annual free year sign-up: https://mysteryscience.com.
5. Phenomena: Antacid
As Nikki was preparing to leave for school, her stomach started feeling funny. Since Alka Seltzer usually makes her stomach feel better, she dropped two tablets into her plastic water bottle, tightened the lid then hurried to the bus stop. When she sat down on the bus, the water bottle's cap burst open and seltzer water gushed onto Nikki and other students who were sitting nearby.
Below are some high-level lines of inquiry that could help facilitate upper elementary students' understanding of physical science disciplinary core ideas (DCIs) related to this phenomenon.
- What changes occurred inside the water bottle as Nikki hurried to the bus stop?
- What changes forced the water bottle's lid to burst open?
6. MEET THE EDUCATION MANAGER OF THE SHREVEPORT AQUARIUM
Kimberly Lobit is the Education Manager at theShreveport Aquarium. She earned her BA in Early Childhood Education and has developed education programs at the Smithsonian, 4-H environmental education centers, museums and wildlife preserves. Kimberly is beyond ecstatic to teach kids and adults about the wonders of the ocean. Any information shared with the Shreveport Aquarium will be held in strict confidence and only used to provide Aquarium updates.