Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Learning

Real science for real life: Buoyancy

The Kentucky Academy of Science helps you understand the science behind buoyancy.

Feedback sought on Kentucky science standards

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the current Kentucky Academic Standards for Science.
Resources

Science Through-Course Task Bank available for the 2017-18 school year

The Science Through Course Task Bank for the 2017-18 school year is now available and can be accessed through SharePoint.
Resources

NGSS student work rubrics released

SCALE and the Literacy Design Collaborative have released a set of Next Generation Science Standards-aligned student work rubrics for K-12.
Spotlight

Students, teachers and Delta take flight together

Delta Airlines and several school districts across Northern Kentucky have been working together to develop a STEM partnership that will benefit teachers, students, Delta employees and the local economy.

Understanding ecosystems through aquaponics

By making connections between ecosystems and conservation through the construction of a recycled bottle ecosystem, preschoolers discover the intricacies of living things in a hands-on way that allows them to direct their own learning.
Conferences

Workshops available on teaching environmental issues

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) is offering courses, training and workshops to educators over the next several months.
Second Street Elementary School (Frankfort Independent) 3rd-graders plant a community garden during a recent Beautification Day. Submitted photo by Dana Dickerson

A beautiful day at Second Street School

A parent of a student at Second Street Elementary School (Frankfort Independent) shares what he learned during a recent districtwide “Campus Beautification day.
Resources

PBS offers earth science resources for 50th anniversary of Earth Day

PBS LearningMedia is offering a collection of earth science resources to help teachers and students mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 by educating themselves about the earth and ways to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient to ensure its health.
Joshua Woodward, bottom left, a chemistry/physics teacher at Berea Community High School, and his students say goodbye to a high-altitude weather balloon they launched in April. The launch and the balloon, fitted with three cameras, data recorders and a GPS tracker, was a project-based learning experience for his students. Photo courtesy of Joshua Woodward

Pirates in space

Berea Community High School students planned and carried out an investigation that took place above their classroom. Actually, 107,000 feet above their classroom to be exact!