How does your body know you’re full? TED-Ed

How does your body know you’re full? TED-Ed

Hunger claws at your belly. It tugs at your intestines, which begin to writhe, aching to be fed. Being hungry generates a powerful and often unpleasant physical sensation that’s almost impossible to ignore. After you’ve reacted by gorging on your morning pancakes, you start to experience an opposing force: fullness. But how does your body … Continue reading

Survival of the Sneakiest

Survival of the Sneakiest

“Survival of the fittest” means that the strong succeed; or does it? The struggle for survival isn’t the only struggle that living things have to win. This comic from Evolution Berkeley takes students through the adaptations that crickets have evolved due to sexual selection. When teaching evolution, it is important to show students that natural and sexual selection are two … Continue reading

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING & FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING & FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

By Brandon Zoras. Using the AirPlay feature on the iPad/iPod/iPhone you are able to display the screen of the device onto a computer (mirroring).  If it’s a class set or one single device, you can make lessons more interactive by displaying students work on the projector, pass around the device and have the lesson more … Continue reading

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants – A Highlight of the STAO 2017 Conference

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants – A Highlight of the STAO 2017 Conference

Science and Math teacher Joe Grabowski is one of 14 National Geographic Emerging Explorers for 2017. This group is being honored for the way its members explore new frontiers and find innovative ways to remedy some of the greatest challenges facing our planet.