Friday, August 14, 2020
Learning

Real science for real life: Buoyancy

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

Free claim-evidence-reasoning workshop for science teachers

The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is holding a free virtual workshop with one-hour sessions for middle and high school science teachers who want to learn more about using claim-evidence-reasoning to support students in constructing clear and concise scientific explanations. The sessions will be held July 20 and 24, Aug. 3 and 20, and Sept. 3.
Resources

Kentucky Academy of Science compiles NTI resources for science teachers

The Kentucky Academy of Science has compiled a collection of science teaching resources for teachers utilizing non-traditional instruction.
Spotlight

KVEC pioneers Expeditionary Learning Fellows Initiative

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative is pioneering an exciting initiative that will increase place-based inquiry learning in classrooms across the region with the Expeditionary Learning Fellows Initiative.
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.
Resources

KET, PBS offer resources relating to solar eclipse

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and PBS are offering several online and on-air resources about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, which can be seen as...
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.

Reflections on three years of science collaboration

Terry Rhodes shares what she and the teachers she worked with learned through three years of collaboration and networking as part of the Science Teacher Leader Network.