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Earth's Conveyor Belts Trap Oceans of Water

Water, water, everywhere, even deep inside the Earth. That's the outcome of collisions between the planet's grinding tectonic plates, according to a …

Earth Science

Your Blood Type Could Influence Your Chance Of Developing Alzheimer's

Blood types have previously been linked to a variety of medical conditions, from influencing heart disease risk to thinking and memory problems. Now, …

See the strange creatures NOAA found at the bottom of the sea

Each year, the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer maps an area of the seafloor the size of West Virginia.<p>When compared to the total Atlantic Ocean, which …

What Would Happen To Earth If All Humans Disappeared?

Snap! You’re gone.<p>If this happened to every human on Earth at the exact same time, what consequences would ensue? This thought experiment not only …

Invasive species will save us: The new way we must think about the environment now

Nature no longer congregates where we expect to find it — so conservationists must radically rethink priorities<p>Around the world, nature is moving to the cities. “Ecological novelty pervades the urban environment,” says Michael Perring of the University of Western Australia. Gardens and cemeteries, …

When Did Humans Start Shaping Earth's Fate? An Epoch Debate

Humans have had such a huge impact on the Earth that some geologists think the human era should be enshrined in the official timeline of our planet.<p>They want to give the age of humans a formal name, just as scientists use terms like the Jurassic or the Cretaceous to talk about the age of …

Earthquakes paint a picture of the inside of the Earth

<i>(Image: Ebru Bozdağ, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, and David Pugmire, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)</i><p>Eavesdropping on earthquakes is …

Geology

Watch Salt Cubes Form In The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a giant, super-saline lake at the lowest spot on Earth. And its beaches appear to be pebbled with perfect little cubes of …

Using Google Draw to Create Manipulatives and Tasks

“Manipulative’s are a tool for instruction, yet teachers tend to not use them due to lack of education and confidence of their effectiveness to …

Watch What Happens When You Insert A Coin Into Dry Ice

Carbon dioxide is typically known as a gas, though it exists as a solid when it reaches temperatures below −78.5 °C (−109.3 °F). This process is …

Carbon Dioxide

The Struggle for Productive Struggle

This NPR radio spot confirms much of what we already know about struggle. There’s so much good stuff in this report, I’d encourage you to go listen …

8 Essential Skills for New Teachers

<i>This summer, Teaching Channel will be helping beginning teachers countdown to their first year of teaching. We’ll walk you through the steps you’ll</i> …

Parent Teacher Conference Game

I have one finely honed skill that serves me better in the classroom than all the rest: I know when I should steal a great idea. Well, I am not …

Take The Intentionally Confusing Reading Test That Was Given To Black Louisiana Voters In 1964

The 1964 Louisiana Voter Literacy Test was originally distributed to disenfranchise African-American voters who would "fail" the rigged reading comprehension exam. It was posted online by the Civil Rights Movement Veterans, and we're reposting it with their permission.<p>The test is 30 questions and …

Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers

December 10, 2014<br>Here is another interesting work from one of our favourite blog authors : Dr Jackie Gerstein. Of course you know her I have shared …

Wolf Spotted In Grand Canyon For The First Time In 70 Years

For the first time in 70 years the Grand Canyon has gray wolves. Or at least a wolf. The announcement may be a harbinger of the return of the species …

You Can Sell Your Poop For $13k Per Year And Help Science

Everybody poops. That’s not just the name of a popular potty training book, but it’s an essential fact of life. However, most people merely flush it …

Ice ages boost production of new ocean crust

Lowered sea levels during ice ages can increase the amount of magma bubbling up at mid-ocean ridges, researchers propose online February 5 in <i>Science</i>. …

Sea Slug Steals Photosynthesis Genes From Algae

The brilliant emerald green sea slug, <i>Elysia chlorotica</i>, spends months living on sunlight just like plants<b>.</b> It’s been called the photosynthesizing sea …

Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults

Words with this kind of power typically involve anti-Semitism, racism, religious defamation, sexual orientation, or cultural attacks. Children in …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

Family Tree Templates - 20 Pages of Free Printable Family Tree Charts

Family Tree Help! The Basics of Tracing Family Genealogy<p>Here is the easy way to start your genealogy research and complete your family tree template. …

Genealogy

The Chemical Reactions That Make Hand Warmers Heat Up

Bryan Edwards<p><b>IRON POWDER</b><p>Oxygen in the air reacts with this powder to yield iron oxide—rust—and heat. These hotties can reach up to 163 degrees …