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NASCAR camp for teachers

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Hold on to your NASCAR!  This professional development for Delaware teachers is a terrific way to bring "the real world" into the classroom.  Kudos to DuPont for supporting this!

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Energy supplier promises 'frack-free' gas - Telegraph

Energy supplier promises 'frack-free' gas - Telegraph | Connecting Science:  Classroom <==> Reality | Scoop.it
Ecotricity promises never to supply gas obtained through fracking.
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Evidence is there, so what are we waiting for? | theage.com.au

Evidence is there, so what are we waiting for? | theage.com.au | Connecting Science:  Classroom <==> Reality | Scoop.it
Evidence is there, so what are we waiting for? #ClimateChange http://t.co/EFhw5zloTj
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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Connecting Science:  Classroom <==> Reality | Scoop.it
A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www
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All 10 of these recurring themes are good to keep in mind as you plan your lessons...BUT do pay particular attention to "# 3 Connecting the real world to the work we do/project-based learning"

 

On a side note...these quotes are portrayed as being from the author's 220 eighth grade students.  To my mind, these quotes are quite insightful and well-written for middle-school students. Still I will take the author at her word AND the real value of this article is the well-developed responses to the foundation question "What engages students?".

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NASA Wants Investigations for a Mars 2020 Rover

NASA Wants Investigations for a Mars 2020 Rover | Connecting Science:  Classroom <==> Reality | Scoop.it
NASA is soliciting proposals for instruments to fly on the next Mars rover. (Proposals can now be submitted for the NASA Mars 2020 rover's science and technology instruments!
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