Looking for a treasure trove of fun-to-learn and easy-to-use, talks and narrated animations for your classroom? Check these out at your leisure over the summer recess. Topics are current, at a variety of teaching levels, and well worth the listen!
Registration Closing on Friday! Educator Workshop on Henrietta Lacks
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) have partnered together to co-sponsor an educator workshop about Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cell line for middle school and high school history/social studies and science teachers.
The workshop will be held on June 29, 2017 from 9am-4pm at the National Museum of African American History and Culture museum in Washington, DC. Space is limited.
The workshop will offer such sessions/lectures as:
What are HeLa cells? The science behind the cells and the significance/contributions to science and society
African Americans and the medical field (pre-1950s)
The Henrietta Lacks Story
Hands-on science activities
June 2017 Resource of the Month
"OpenCourseWare" From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Every MIT department and degree program posts course information with a syllabus, lecture notes, reading assignments, and additional learning exercises and exams: free for anyone to use! A great resource for teachers and students.
May the Force Be With You: Using Fidget Spinners as Learning Tools!
Fidget spinners have become extremely popular with students of all ages this year. Slightly off our normal topics, but valuable to any teacher, here is a look at the science behind fidget spinners, and how they can be used for science learning. Two reliable internet resources offer insights and help!