EduNews Summer 2007

Ah, the waning days of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) -- watermelon, fresh tomatoes, picnics, and sunburn. What more could one ask?

Contents

1 - MICROSCOPE IMAGING STATION ENHANCED WITH NEW IMAGES, STORIES, AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
2 - EXPLORATORIUM RSS FEEDS
3 - GRILLING MEAT

1 - MICROSCOPE IMAGING STATION ENHANCED WITH NEW IMAGES, STORIES, AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
http://www.exploratorium.edu/imaging_station/
Our Microscope Imaging Station Web site has some of the highest quality images available anywhere, and they're freely available for educational use. Recently, we've made several improvements and additions to this site. You'll find feature stories and images about early embryo development, blood and the immune system, and stem cells and cell differentiation. Each of these stories also highlights scientific research through interviews with scientists working in those fields.

New imaged-based classroom activities, developed in conjunction with participants in the Exploratorium's professional development workshops, cover topics such as genetics, cell biology, and developmental biology. We hope educators will find them useful.

During the next year, we'll be creating educational resources on the topics of neurons and brains, cancer, mitosis, and limb regeneration, and we'll also be taking a closer look at frogs -- so stay tuned.

The Microscope Imaging Station is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

2 - EXPLORATORIUM RSS FEEDS
Stay informed about two Exploratorium resources through our new RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite websites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually. Just look for the RSS image.

To find out about upcoming Webcasts, go to: http://www.exploratorium.edu/webcasts/webcasts_upcoming.xml

Ten Cool Sites has a new edition, which includes a new category called Blogs. New site features include links to most popular content, most recommended, a random cool feature, full text search, link bookmarking, and reporting a broken link: http://apps.exploratorium.edu/10cool/

Ten Cool now also includes an RSS feed of the latest 10Cool edition, accessible in the same manner as described above for the Webcasts, and is available at: http://apps.exploratorium.edu/10cool/10cool_latest.xml

3 - GRILLING MEAT
http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/meat/index.html
The Labor Day holiday is just around the corner for those of us in the United States. It's the last hurrah for barbequing this summer.

Explore recipes and science activities, learn about the science of cooking meat and what makes it taste juicy and tender, and find out what happens to meat when you cook it. Watch video of a grilling guru on how to serve up the best barbeque. You'll be ready to fire up your own grill and serve up some delicious food.

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