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NOVA's Hunting the Elements

Heather Neal - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 11:14am

Helping students understand what the elements are exactly can be complicated as it isn’t very feasible to show students what they are in your classroom. That was true until NOVA’s newest episode Hunting the Elements....

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Titanic: How She Sank

Heather Neal - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 5:56am

April 15th 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, advertised as the “unsinkable ship.” Sadly, we know that statement turned out to be false when over 1500 passengers perished when the ship sank, but...

BELL PEPPERS with sunscald and fruit decay due to heat stress. Photo by Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, University of Georgia

Science, Math, and Peppers

Heather Neal - Monday, May 14, 2012 - 8:51am

I grew up in the very rural southeastern corner of Georgia. The geography of my early life was directly impacted by agriculture in a way that my “city friends” in Atlanta just cannot grasp. As a youth, our school...

A Tribute to the 35th Birthday of "Star Wars" with Fun Lessons

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:55am

Thirty five years ago in movie theaters far and wide, “Star Wars” made its debut. In addition to spawning two sequels, three prequels, TV specials and cartoons, it has inspired teachers to mine the saga for teaching...

A scene from "On the Altamaha"

Georgia Outdoors Awards!

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:00am

If you weren’t convinced of Georgia Outdoors’ excellence in content and showmanship, you can be now. The show that Georgia’s citizens have loved to watch and teachers have used countless times in science and social...

Fernbank Science Center in danger of closure.

The Museums Fernbank

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:36am

Fernbank Museum has been in the media a lot in the past couple of days. Which is to say, one of them has. There seems to be some confusion here. That place in Decatur with the giant fossils and several floors of...

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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...

The Flu is No Joke

Nancy Zintak - Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:11am

So a blonde walks into a doctor's office and says, "Doc, I'm horribly sick!" The doctor looks at her and asks, "Flu?" "No, I drove here.” I can tell this joke because I was an authentic blonde for many years-check my...

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New-to-You Sea Sponge

Heather Neal - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 4:15am

A new sea sponge was originally discovered off the California coast back in 2000 with an unmanned exploration vehicle. Scientists have since been back to further investigate the creature, its habitat and habits. It...

Don Wettrick (middle) has created The Focus Show Online, finding outstanding classrooms using social media.

Tech Thursday: Don Wettrick and The Focus Show Online

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:52am

If you don’t love Twitter, you should. Through Twitter you can meet and make contact with some of the most intriguing, energetic and inspiring educators across the country who are doing amazing things worth imitating -...

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