NSTA has a review of The Pillbug Project: A Guide to Investigation by Robin Burnett. The book is an activity guide for teachers and students to use during a 10-day investigation of pillbugs. With some adaptation, the lessons can be used with students in grades one through six. The guide is geared towards science but also incorporates math, art, and language arts.
Located at the southern end of the East African Rift Valley, Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has an amazing diversity of ecosystems and wildlife. The park is home to large animals like lions, antelopes, and elephants, and small creatures like birds, reptiles, and insects.
You can learn more about the trail camera program and view additional videos. You can even help out by identifying animals in trail camera photos.
Remote Trail Cameras to Study Lions
Gorongosa National Park was once famous for its lion population, but during Mozambique's struggle for independence and subsequent civil war, the park's iconic wildlife suffered. In 2008, a massive ecosystem restoration project began.
Today, many animals are bouncing back in large numbers, but it's unclear if the lions are also making a strong recovery. The Gorongosa Lion Project is using trail cameras to identify new lions and gather data about their behavior.
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Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab is a combination of experiments, news, and fun stuff. Check out Ego the (rude) lab robot or learn about flotation. How about goats in trees (true).
Science News provides news articles, blogs and more covering all areas of science. They have Science New for Students section that will interest many of your students.
EurekAlert, produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, would be of interest to older students. Like Science News, it covers a wide range of scientific disciplines.
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Other Areas To Check Out...
• Benchmarks for Science Literacy - Project 2061
• FT STEM – Building Airplanes
• Virtual High School
• The GLOBE Program
• Remote-Sensing Investigations
• Rivers, Lakes, Seas, Bays, Ponds and Estuaries