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Tales from the Trail: Iditarod Teacher Readies Lessons, Long Johns
Iditarod "Teacher on the Trail" Cassandra Wilson sees a sled-ful of lessons in the annual race.

Science Sites to See
The Web offers thousands of science sites on every imaginable scientific subject. The sites below represent some of the most recent additions to online science education -- and a few of my all-time favorites. Whether youre a science teacher or a science enthusiast, youll want to check out these online science treasures.

Helping the Healing: Tips for Teachers after the Columbia Tragedy
As NASA investigators struggle to find answers for the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts on February 1, teachers also search for answers to students questions about the tragedy. Education World has compiled a list of resources.

Helping Kids Deal with the Space Shuttle Tragedy
On Saturday, February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up over Texas, only a few minutes before its scheduled touchdown. Today, Education World offers resources to help you help your students deal with the Columbia tragedy, and to help them understand the history and goals of the space program.

Winter Wonderland -- Lessons for Frosty Days!
Though the weather outside is frightful, wintry lessons are delightful! Whether the topic is snow, cold, or other icy treats, winter is a frosty focus that will motivate and entertain your class. Bundle up and brace for wild, windy, weather outside while showing your students the best of winter activities indoors! Included: Five lessons that make winter a winning subject!

Kids Count Clams to Spur Community Cleanup
Students in one Maine school count clams instead of Cuisenaire rods and enter data into PDAs instead of notebooks. But they arent just learning how to use technology to count clams, theyre learning that what they do in school can benefit the entire community.

Toshibas ExploraVision Launches Student Researchers
The Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards program is one of the nation's largest K-12 science and technology competitions. The program allows students to be creative as they use research and scientific principles to design inventions. Included: Comments from last year's winners plus registration info.

Plant Seeds of Learning: Classroom Lessons Bring Plants to Life!
Plant Seeds of Learning: Classroom lessons bring plants to life!

Periodic Table ADventure
Students can have fun while learning basic chemistry concepts.

Edison Kids Power Lab
"Plug in to high-energy fun!"

Lab Work Demystifies DNA
A university program exposes middle school and high school students to sophisticated DNA research.



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