chemistry

Zombie autopsies: You’ll be wishin’ for some neurotransmission – Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan

This lesson introduces students to neurons and neurotransmission through multi-media and active learning games. Continue reading

12 news stories that make STEM meaningful for students

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Texas teachers swung into action this week during NewsHour Extra’s workshop, “How to make STEM meaningful through current events” at Texas A&M’s K12 Summer Institute in Kerryville, Texas. Check out the resources they created here! Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Talking trash and your environment

Lesson Plan

Use this PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs video, “California community works to protect ocean” to shed light on the marine debris problem along our rivers…read more

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Climate Change, Salmon and NOAA

Lesson Plan

In this PBS Student Reporting Labs video, Oregon teens consult government agencies on the consequences of unchecked human actions on the natural environment. Students are exposed to the work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the research and resources they provide. Continue reading

The science of caffeine — Class Activity

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By Gabby Shacknai Millions of Americans use caffeine, the world’s most popular drug, every day to boost their energy. Caffeine can produce heightened brain activity,…read more

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