FlinnPREP™ Online Preparation Courses for AP Students

Prepare 2016/17 AP Chemistry and AP Biology Students Now Flinn Scientific’s FlinnPREP™, online student prep courses for AP Chemistry and AP Biology, offer an review of foundational chemistry and biology concepts, along with a preview of AP topics, to prepare 2016/17 students for the challenging AP curriculum. “AP Teachers are constantly being challenged to improve student performance,” said Kevin McNulty, vice president of […]

READY JET GO!

Speaking of space, READY JET GO!, a new series for children ages 3-8, airs at 3 p.m. on LPB HD. The animated series helps children learn astronomy and Earth science concepts. The series follows two neighborhood children: Sean, who has an all-consuming drive for science facts, and Sydney, who has a passion for science fiction and imagination. They both befriend the new kid […]

LPB’s Learning Media e-library

  It is fun to try to spot the international space station when it passes overhead. To get Spot the Station alerts when it passes over your location, go to https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/home.cfm.       Then it is fascinating to watch NASA TV to see what is going on onboard. You can find NASA TV, and other interesting sites, on LPB’s website at http://www.lpb.org/index.php/education/learnmedia_elibrary.

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors Winter Safety

Welcome to meteorological winter! Some parts of the country have already experienced winter weather and we hope you have been able to use our Winter Preparedness page. LSTA members should take full advantage of NOAA’s Winter Safety campaign with a wide array of resources. Help build a Weather-Ready Nation this winter by engaging your students and their families on the hazards in our state […]

Connected Science Learning Newsletter

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), in collaboration with the Association of Science-Technology Centers, released their inaugural issue of Connected Science Learning: Linking In-School and Out-of-School STEM Learning, accessible at csl.nsta.org. STEM educators, both in and outside the classroom, are seeking new ways to connect students to these 21stcentury topics. The first issue of Connected Science Learning highlights several innovative programs from around […]

The Science of Soil virtual labs

Turn your classroom into a virtual lab with six interactive lesson plans designed to engage varied learners, enhance digital literacy, and increase overall retention of core concepts. Students input and revise variables to observe different results and solutions, reinforcing key messages regarding plant nutrition, food production and food security. Visit:  http://www.thescienceofsoil.com/teacher-­resources

Khan Academy

Have you ever heard of Khan Academy? If not, then you can be sure that your students have. Khan Academy operates a popular learning website that uses short learning videos to breakdown complex ideas in simple, bitesize learning opportunities. Does this sound exciting? Well, you can now recreate this in your classroom using Microsoft’s free Snip program. Check both out […]

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s Education Programs

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s Education Department’s goal is to educate the public on important issues affecting the Pontchartrain Basin. With increased awareness of water quality and coastal issues, citizens of the basin become better stewards of the region where they live. For teachers of students K-12, the education staff provides an Educator’s Packet for lessons offered at the New […]

mPING: Crowdsourcing Weather Reports

Have your students become citizen scientists! The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory is collecting public weather reports through a free app available for smart phones or mobile devices. The app is called “mPING,” for Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground. The app allows anyone with a smartphone to send in reports of large hail, damaging winds, low visibility, and other hazardous weather […]

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