EduNews Spring 2002

The Exploratorium EduNews is sent out in an email text format four times a year to teachers, school librarians, school administrators, professional developers, and others involved in K-12 education. Each issue includes announcements about Exploratorium-produced Webcasts, print publications, new online resources, and updates about our initiatives in teaching and learning. Please feel free to forward EduNews to your colleagues.

Contents

1 - EDUCATOR PORTAL LAUNCHED
2 - LATEST IN THE SNACKBOOK SERIES: SQUARE WHEELS
3 - VISIT US AT NSTA IN SAN DIEGO
4 - EXPLORATORIUM MEMBERSHIPS FOR EDUCATORS

1 - EDUCATOR PORTAL LAUNCHED
http://www.exploratorium.edu/educate/
Love the Exploratorium website, but find that it is so content-rich that you cannot locate exactly what you are looking for? Our new Educator Portal is a specially designed entryway just for you. Its clear navigation will help you access our award-winning online resources, including Webcasts, activities, publications, and the latest information on our professional development programs. Once you take a look, you'll want to add the Educator Portal to your browser's list of favorites http://www.exploratorium.edu/educate/

2 - LATEST IN THE SNACKBOOK SERIES: SQUARE WHEELS
http://www.exploratoriumstore.com/squarewheels.html
SQUARE WHEELS AND OTHER EASY-TO-BUILD, HANDS-ON SCIENCE ACTIVITIES contains 31 of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute's favorite simple, inexpensive activities, demonstrations, and exhibits. Written by teachers for teachers, students, and anyone who wants to learn science by doing science, Square Wheels brings the excitement of the Exploratorium into the classroom, turning students into "hands-on, minds-on" science explorers. With this book, people everywhere can recreate Exploratorium-style projects using readily available materials and easy-to-follow illustrated instructions. "What's Going On" sections explain underlying scientific concepts. "Going Further" sections offer expanded experimentation suggestions. "So What?" sections help students make the connection between a classroom science demonstration and what they see outside school.

3 - VISIT US AT NSTA IN SAN DIEGO
We are gearing up for another exciting NSTA convention. Once again, Teacher Institute staff, Paul Doherty, Linda Shore, Eric Muller, Karen Kalumuck, Lori Lambertson, Modesto Tamez, and Tory Brady, will be carrying on our tradition of non-stop demonstrations and idea-swapping at our booth in San Diego. The new Educator Portal as well as other new online resources will be demonstrated. Stop by for a visit at booth number 3123 and enter our drawing for free copies of Square Wheels. Bring a friend!

4 - EXPLORATORIUM MEMBERSHIPS FOR EDUCATORS
Take advantage of our special Memberships for K-12 teachers! For as little
as $45 per year, you can enjoy:
--Learning Studio privileges <http://www.exploratorium.edu/ls>
--Free museum admission
--15% discount on purchases from our on-line and museum store
--Our award-winning quarterly magazine, and much more!

Visit our Membership web page at
http://www.exploratorium.edu/membership/index.html for more details about
the great benefits of becoming an Educator or Family/Educator Member. You can also e-mail the Membership Department at member@exploratorium.edu or call 415-528-4302.

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