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Earth Day

Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day, and this year’s theme is “Green Cities.” Promote environmental awareness in your classroom by helping students gain an understanding of sustainability and why it is important to take care of the Earth. These lesson plans and hands-on activities are designed to...
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...
World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day

Today is World Meteorological Day! Celebrate by teaching students how meteorologists forecast the weather and what tools they use to make accurate predictions. From building their own barometer to testing wind patterns, students will learn to use simple tools and their surroundings to...
Tigtag in the Classroom

Tigtag in the Classroom

The beginning of spring is the perfect time to introduce students to seed germination and plant growth experiments! Try this teacher tip from Jennifer Munoz, a science specialist, who uses Tigtag – our complete online resource for teaching elementary science – to introduce these...
Teacher Tips: Introducing Chromosomes in the Classroom

Teacher Tips: Introducing Chromosomes in the Classroom

This teacher tip comes from Cindy Ruduloph, a secondary science specialist who uses our Karyotyping with Magnetic Chromosomes Kit to introduce her students to the concepts of human cytogenetics and chromosomal basis of certain diseases. “This kit continues to be one of my favorite...
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...
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