How deadly is the new coronavirus? And how does this pandemic compare to other infectious diseases? The New York Times Learning Network offers two classroom activities to help students apply media analysis techniques to the coronavirus outbreak. “What’s Going On in This Graph” asks students to examine a graph comparing coronavirus to other infectious diseases and consider what story or message the graph might be used to tell. And “Dangerous Numbers?”helps students go beyond a statistic and consider how those numbers are generated, what messages those numbers tell, and what might be missing from the story.
Cash-strapped teachers know that grants can bring much-needed monies into the classroom to enhance learning experiences and engage students. But teachers often lack the time to prepare and write grant applications. Incorporating the grant application process into your classroom is a viable solution.
For more than 35 years, TheWhite House Office of Science and Technology has bestowed the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching(PAEMST) upon STEM teachers across the country and in US jurisdictions. More than 5,300 teachers have received PAEMST, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Awardees receive a trip to Washington, DC; a $10,000 award; and opportunities to network with colleagues from across the nation. To learn more about eligibility requirements, nominate a teacher, or apply yourself, visit www.paemst.org.
OYLA is a popular science magazine for young readers and their families. Every issue offers a look into world-changing discoveries, unsolved mysteries, and surprising scientific principles behind everyday objects.