Paper: Science in K-5

October 9th, 2015 by

♦ SUMMARY: Science traditionally has been underrepresented in K-5 teaching and learning. The reasons for this are multifaceted, including emphasis on core skills of reading, writing, and math learning, but also the lack of teachers with appropriate science training. With the changing national standards – especially NGSS – science is gaining traction in K-5. The attached […]

Resource: PaleoTEACH

October 1st, 2015 by

♦ SUMMARY: PaleoTEACH is an initiative funded by the Florida Museum of Natural History and Duke University through multiple NSF grants. The goal is to make available high quality 3D models of fossils and lessons to a K12 audience in connection with 3D models. The lesson plans are aligned with existing standards, including NGSS. ♦ AUDIENCE: K-12, […]

Digital Atlas of Ancient Life is Online

September 18th, 2015 by

by Shari Ellis An exciting new paleo resource is now online! The Digital Atlas of Ancient Life is designed to help scientists and avocational fossil collectors identify their fossil finds much like field guides help naturalists. The resource also has potential to enrich K16 education. At this time, the project is focused on fossils from […]