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2 - EXPLORATORIUM AT NAA AND NSTA
The Exploratorium invites you to visit our Exhibit Hall booths and meet us at
these upcoming conferences:
- March 21-23: NAA (National Afterschool Alliance) in Phoenix, AZ, Booth 302
- March 29-31: NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) in St. Louis, MO,
We always look forward to meeting our subscribers face-to-face,
so please stop by and say hello.
3 - GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Global warming has been headline news for some time. In this Web site, you'll find a general discussion of the physical processes underlying the earth's climate, an outline of the kinds of data that may shed light on how the climate is changing - and the role of human activity in these changes - and a description of some of the questions and uncertainties that researchers continue to explore. This primer is organized into four interconnected sections: the Atmosphere; the Hydrosphere (the earth's oceans and water); the Cryosphere (the areas of the planet covered by snow and ice); and the Biosphere (the living organisms inhabiting all these domains). The Web site draws on live data sets from researchers around the world.
4 - STRUCTURES AROUND THE WORLD: ACTIVITIES FOR THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
Select from hands-on activities on Building Out, Bridges, and Scale. Activities
are available in American English, French, and Italian.
The Structures Around the World Web site contains eight
multilingual versions of
the nearly three dozen activities found in the English language publication, The
Exploratorium's Guide to Scale and Structure
written by Barry Kluger-Bell and the School in the Exploratorium (now the
Institute for Inquiry). All activities in this book have been tested in elementary
school classrooms. The publication also contains additional information such as
overviews for each section, a glossary of terms, and an extensive bibliography.