EduNews Fall 2004

Welcome back to the 2004-2005 school year! We wish all of you a positive outcome as you deal with the challenges and opportunities of another academic year. We hope that the Exploratorium's growing number of online resources for educators will be useful to you.

Contents

1 - VISIT US AT CSTA CONFERENCE
2 - COW'S EYE DISSECTION UPDATE
3 - GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: THE HYDROSPHERE
4 - THE SCIENCE OF HOCKEY
5 - TREASURES FROM K-12 INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA CENTER: RIVERS, LAKES, SEAS, AND BAYS

1 - VISIT US AT CSTA CONFERENCE
http://www.cascience.org/conference.html
Do you know the way to San Jose? That's where we'll be October 14-16 in booth 605. Learn about fieldtrips, our website, educational publications, and more. Join our Teacher Institute and Fieldtrips staff as they present workshops:
-Electricity and Magnetism, Paul Doherty and Don Rathjen, Saturday, October 16, 9:30-!0:30 am, Room A8
-Your Cellular Defense System - Preserving "Homeland Security", Tory Brady and Karen Kalumuck, Saturday, October 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Room A8
-Putting Field Trips to Work for Student Learning, Saturday, October 16,12:30pm - 1:30pm, Ballroom Salon V
-The Exploratorium Presents: Astronomy Potpourri, Linda Shore, Saturday, October 16, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Room A8
-Rock-O-Rama: Earth Science Activities from the Exploratorium, Eric Muller, Saturday , October 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Room A8
- Putting It All Together: Graphing Activities for Integrating Math and Science, Lori Lambertson, Saturday, October 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Room A8

2 - COW'S EYE DISSECTION UPDATE
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cow_eye/
The Exploratorium is redesigning the online Cow's Eye Dissection and would like your input.

Have you done a cow's eye dissection before? Have you used our Web resource with your students? If so, please send email to noahw@exploratorium.edu?subject=Cow's Eye Dissection ideas to let us know what we can do to make this resource more usable and valuable.

The new site will likely follow the structure of the original. Each step will be available as a video clip or photos + text. We will make the Cow's Eye primer diagram http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cow_eye/primer.html available as an interactive Web resource and create new PDFs of the site for easy downloading and printing.

3 - GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: THE HYDROSPHERE
http://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/hydrosphere/index.html
The oceans, which cover more than 70% of the earth's surface, play a fundamental and complex role in regulating climate. When ocean currents flow over large distances, water of one temperature is carried into zones of another temperature. There are annual shifts in ocean currents and temperatures. These changes in ocean conditions are interconnected with seasonal weather patterns, such as monsoons and droughts. Learn about weather patterns, El Nio/La Nia, and sea surface temperatures.

4 - THE SCIENCE OF HOCKEY
http://www.exploratorium.edu/hockey/
Learn the why and how behind ice hockey. This site takes you inside the game. Find out why ice is slippery, the speed of a goalie's reaction time, and how the temperature of a puck affects its motion. (You can try this at home or in the classroom.) You'll hear from NHL players and coaches from the San Jose Sharks as well as leading physicists and chemists.

5 - TREASURES FROM K-12 INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA CENTER: RIVERS, LAKES, SEAS, AND BAYS
http://www.k12imc.org/pg3108.cfm
Learn about the quality of natural water in your region or across the globe. From the Great Lakes to Chesapeake Bay to extensive canal systems, explore ecosystems, watersheds, weather, and more.

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