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Watch Tonight's Near-Earth Asteroid

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:29am

Astronomers are predicting that the 2012 LZ1 asteroid will be visible tonight. If you lack the proper fancy equipment for such an adventure, you can also watch it online with SLOOH Space Camera. The site has a handy...

The STEM of #2

Heather Neal - Monday, June 18, 2012 - 7:07am

What child isn’t fascinated with the hilarity of poop? Since it seems we can’t get them to stop joking about, perhaps we can try to make it educational. Maybe in the process, we’ll remove some of the humor by...

Fast Forward filming in Dalton, GA

Students Need Math for Career Success

Heather Neal - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 6:19am

During a teacher training session last month, we discussed the importance of cross-subject teaching and learning in classrooms, especially as it relates to math skills. That conversation included something we have all...

Yes Try this Experiment at School

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, July 20, 2012 - 7:30am

This week President Obama announced an initiative to cultivate a STEM Master Teacher Corps. This elite team would go to other schools - particularly ones that lack adequate science, technology, engineering and math...

Perseid Meteor from Summer 2001, apod.nasa.gov

Robots on Mars and Meteors Over Georgia

Heather Neal - Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 5:03am

The Mars rover Curiosity has landed and is already sending back images and preparing for what is sure to be some fascinating exploration of a far away world. As some Georgia classrooms are back in session this week and...

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Classroom Content in Honor of Neil Armstrong

Heather Neal - Monday, August 27, 2012 - 4:25am

Neil Armstrong passed away on Aug. 25, 2012 at the age of 82. Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. In his career at NASA, he held numerous roles, including engineer...

Paralympics 2012

Heather Neal - Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 5:26am

The Paralympics launched last week and continues through September 9. You can watch and share the events with your students on YouTube online and follow WGBH’s programming Medal Quest. The Paralympic games started...

Apps for Physical Education

Heather Neal - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 4:17am

We received an email last week asking for ways to use technology in the Physical Education classroom. We’re answering it this week with a list of apps to use in PE. If you know of others to recommend, feel free to...

Tech Tools for Physical Education

Heather Neal - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 6:18am

America is facing a crisis of childhood obesity. This generation of children is not expected to live as long as their parents and will face even higher costs for healthcare if we can’t help them change. Georgia ranks...

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Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

Heather Neal - Friday, September 7, 2012 - 6:27am

Ticks aren’t the only parasite to benefit from an unusually mild winter. Mosquitos are abundant this year and so is one disease in particular that they carry, West Nile. It is already the worst year on record for the...

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