NAT GEO presents The Wild Mississippi, a three-part TV program on Sunday, February 12. I viewed the three episodes today, and recommend that you tune in Sunday night at 8:00 P.M (Eastern) to view the first of the three episodes. The second and third episodes follow at 9:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M. Check the schedule and details here.
Web 2.0 refers to using the Web in a more interactive, and social way where students can create, share, publish and work together in collaborative groups. Over the years, science teachers have created a variety of Web 2.0 projects for K-12 students.
This post is to announce the availability of three Web 2.0 projects that you can use with your students.… Read more
There were some interesting resources identified in this Summer’s edition of The Science Teacher. In a column entitled Science 2.0, the authors bring our attention to The Synapse, a network connecting hundreds of biology teachers worldwide. Developed by Sean Nash just a couple of years ago, the author named the network after the synapse, the minute gap between nerve cells which transmits information.… Read more
Minjae Ormes, of National Geographic Channel, sent me this text that announces further the NatGeo’s Great Migrations program that premiered last week. As Minjae notes, a group of science bloggers wrote about the program on their blogs. The Art of Teaching Science was among this group. Here is Menjae’s post on the Inside NGC Blog.… Read more
I received an email from Minjae Ormes, of the National Geographic Channel announcing a programming event, Great Migrations, which began on November 7, and will continue with 6 additional programs. Following the migrations of many animals, the program also includes multimedia sites, and videos.
Here are two video clips from the first program, which was broadcast last Sunday:
On Michael Barton’s blog, The Dispersal of Darwin, there is a post informing us of a movement by the American Humanist Association to get the President to officially name February 12 as Darwin Day. You can link here to read about the International Darwin Day Foundation, and indeed you can sign a petition urging the President to name February 12 as Darwin Day.… Read more
One of the Weblogs that I frequently read is Michael Barton’s The Dispersal of Darwin. You will find all things Darwin on his site. In a recent post, Michael reviewed a new PBS film about Charles Darwin and his wife Emma entitled Darwin’s Darkest Hour, which you can see on-line. I saw the film last night on my Mac while I was watching the Angels beat the Yankees.… Read more
The Art of Teaching Science is the personal blog of Jack Hassard. I am a writer, a former high school science teacher and Professor Emeritus of Science Education, Georgia State University. The blog reflects my opinions on science education and issues related to educational reform from a progressive science and education philosophy.