“…wake students up to what they have inside of them.”
~Sir Ken Robinson
“Why I Teach” poem in Handouts
Check out this cool author site and book trailer:
“Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.”
Rebecca Skloot's inspiration for the organization of the book:
My Potato Experiment
CareerCruising.com (Assessment) and Survey Monkey
Two career fair pre-assessments:
Part 1: http;//www.surveymonkey.com/s/Lvx9kvx
Part 2: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L2kbnhf
“Is America’s Top Young Scientist in Your Classroom?”
2012 Young Scientist Challenge
NOW OPEN for Entries
ONE OF YOUR STUDENTS COULD WIN $25,000!
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now accepting entries for the 2012 competition. Open to students in grades 5-8, theYoung Scientist Challengeprovides the opportunity for one lucky student to win:$25,000, a once-in-a-lifetime trip with Discovery Student Adventures, and the distinguished title, "America's Top Young Scientist."
Ten finalists will have the opportunity to work directly with a 3M scientist during an exclusive summer mentorship and bring their innovative ideas to life.