National Park Week

National Park Week

April 19-27 is National Park Week! Today, there are nearly 400 areas, including 58 fully designated national parks, under the U.S. National Park Service. America’s national parks exist to preserve nature and comprise many types of environments, including volcanoes, glaciers, sand...
Preparing for the NSTA National Conference

Preparing for the NSTA National Conference

The 2014 NSTA National Conference begins Thursday, April 3 in Boston. The conference is an excellent opportunity to explore ideas and practices that enhance science education and meet Next Generation Science Standards. The Carolina Biological team will be there offering a full range of...
The Science Behind the Telephone

The Science Behind the Telephone

This week marks the 167th birthday of Alexander Graham Bell! Bell is most famous for doing what was thought to be impossible, creating a device that could transmit the human voice over a telegraph wire. Studying Bell’s invention is a great way to help students understand how a telephone...
The Science of National Heart Month

The Science of National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month! Did you know that the human heart beats about 100,000 times per day, 35 million times per year and 2.5 billion times during an average lifetime? Celebrate this extraordinary organ with our collection of interactive classroom activities designed to teach...
The Science Behind the Super Bowl

The Science Behind the Super Bowl

The biggest day in football has come and gone but you can keep the excitement alive in your classroom with these science-related activities and resources. From learning about tackling using Newton’s Third Law of Motion to the science behind a perfect field goal kick, the below links...
That “Aha” Moment!

That “Aha” Moment!

This week, we’re sharing more of our Facebook followers’ most memorable teaching experiences. Back in December, we asked teachers to share a time they saw a student grasp a concept they were struggling with. Check out the great responses we received!   Answers: “While teaching...