Coweta Science Update
DOE Teacher Resource Link (TRL) Public Link
Georgia Wildlife Poster Contest
The 30th Annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest is available to all K-5 students in the state of Georgia but it aligns very well to 3rd Grade Science GSE S3L1: Obtain, evaluate, & communicate information about the similarities & differences between plants, animals, and habitats found within geographic regions of GA. See the website for details. https://georgiawildlife.com/PosterContest
A Forest for Every Classroom
A Forest For Every Classroom (FFEC) is a place-based service learning program led by educators both within their schools and beyond. It enables K-12 teachers to transform traditional classroom teaching into highly effective and exciting learning opportunities in the outdoors, using the local community and environment as a starting point to teach curricular content in language arts, math, social studies, science and other subjects. The FFEC program emphasizes hands-on real world learning experiences.
Through a FREE two-day workshop in the beautiful north Georgia mountains, teachers develop curriculum that increases student literacy skills and fosters student understanding of lands in their communities. Curricula integrate hands-on study of the natural and cultural resources, addressing concepts in ecology, sense of place, land management and stewardship, and civics.
Check out the website for more details
Innovative Assessment Project
Explore, learn about, and document your geologic surroundings with the Rockd App (iPhone/iPad click here)! Whether you are a professional geoscientist or curious about the rocks around you and the stories they tell, Rockd allows you to explore and learn about the geologic record, contribute your own observations, and log your journey through the geologic record.
- Instant access to geologic and geographic summaries of your current location via a Dashboard
- Interactive global access to more than 140 geologic maps, with more being added weekly
- See your past location and explore paleogeographic maps from C.R. Scotese and GPlates
- Explore published literature containing mentions of mapped geologic units (when available) via GeoDeepDive
- Elevation data for most points on Earth from SRTM, GMTED, NED and ETOPO1
- Add your own field observations even offline; tag features from Macrostrat and the Paleobiology Database
- Record strike/dip or trend/plunge for geologic features, using your phone's compass
- Track your progress through the geologic record privately, or share it with others
- See the public activity of other users and share your own and other public checkins using unique URLs
Space Station Explorers Kit
This space-themed activity guide for grades 3–8 was developed by the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory’s education team. Appropriate for both formal and informal education settings, the downloadable guide introduces students to life aboard the ISS through six hands-on activities and accompanying online resources. The science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)–based activities support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core learning standards and address topics such as measuring distances to space destinations, mission patch design, engineering and launching rockets, training for a spacewalk, exploring science through building a space station. Highlights from the online extensions include a blog, ISS 360, and the Science Time From Space video series, which features astronauts on the ISS conducting experiments on basic science concepts.
Seismographs in Schools
Understanding Ebola Virus Disease
This interactive learning experience for high school students—produced by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting, with National Science Foundation funding—explores the factors contributing to the spread of Ebola infection and shows students how these factors interact to produce an epidemic. While the model focuses on Ebola virus disease, the same factors apply to many other viral infections, including those common in the United States. The interdisciplinary resource connects to concepts related to evolution, mathematics, and social sciences, and addresses selected disciplinary core ideas, science practices, and crosscutting concepts from the Next Generation Science Standards.
BSCS has rewritten the introduction to include information as recent as August 2019. They have also included a new story from a survivor from the 2014-2016 outbreak and made adjustments to the maps/graphs to make them more functional.
NASA's Climate Kids
CCSS Science Teacher Directory
Science Google Classroom Codes
Elementary: uz7l4 (that's a lowercase L...not a 1)
High: s0ei0d (those are zeros...not Os)
Professional Learning Opportunities
West Georgia RESA STEM Conference
http://www.stemcobb.com/lesson-links.html Elementary STEM Lessons
http://www.stemcobb.com/ms-stem-lessons.html Middle School STEM Lessons
Upcoming Professional Learning
5th Grade Science Professional Learning
Tuesday, Sep. 24th, 3-5pm
167 Werz Industrial Boulevard, Newnan, GA, USA
This teacher led session will feature lessons and resources to help you get your students ready for the physical science portion of the Milestones!
8th Grade Science Professional Learning
Thursday, Sep. 26th, 4-5pm
167 Werz Industrial Boulevard
This teacher led session will focus on using the correct assessments in your classroom to better prepare your students for the Milestones. We'll be looking beyond multiple choice!