Monthly Archives: December 2009

EVOLUTION IN A NEW HARRIS POLL

(from NCSE’s Evolution education update: December 18, 2009)  A recent Harris poll included questions on evolution and creationism, with unsurprising results. According to Harris’s report, those surveyed were given a list of topics—including God, miracles, heaven, Jesus as God or … Continue reading

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Holiday Bonus JanaGram

Ho, Ho, Ho. Click here to find more news about science teaching events and opportunities from OSDE Science Director Jana Rowland.

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Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley

Walking beside thousand-year-old burial mounds, flaking raw stone into tools, learning how potsherds tell us about human behavior, and understanding how humans adapt to complex, ever-changing environments our 2010 Summer Institute features all this and more. The Mississippi Valley Archaeology … Continue reading

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Design Squad

The PBS engineering show, Design Squad, has a free Teacher’s Guide for middle school educators!  The guide blends hands-on engineering challenges with 3 core science concepts: Force – students build their own blimps Electricity – students design electronic games Sound – students … Continue reading

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SSP Fellows Program

Society for Science & the Public (SSP), with generous support from  Intel, is pleased to announce the 2nd year of its Fellows Program.  The SSP Fellows Program provides funds and training to selected U.S. science and math teachers who serve … Continue reading

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December JanaGram

Hot off the press!  Get your December JanaGram from OSDE Science Director Jana Rowland December Science News 2009.

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Mission to Planet Earth – This Summer at OU

The Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Consortium is sponsoring a summer institute for NASA’s Space Science Mission Directorate.  We call this Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE).  Use the excitement of Aerospace Education to motivate students with a research-based, hands-on curriculum across all subject areas.  Enhance your … Continue reading

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Forensic Anthropologist Clyde Snow to Speak at Science Museum Oklahoma

Dr. Clyde Snow, the well-known forensic anthropoligist (and OU Professor) will be the guest speaker at a public lecture at Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City on Thursday, December 10th, at 7:00PM.  The lectured will be free and open to … Continue reading

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Freshwater Macroinvertibrates Workshop

Join The Oklahoma Conservation Commission, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Arcadia Conservation Education Area for a one-day workshop to learn skills and methods for incorporating these weird, wacky, water critters into your conservation education efforts. Come prepared for both indoor and … Continue reading

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Teacher Workshops at the OKC Zoo

Habitat Box Workshops Tundra & Rainforest – Sat, Jan 9, 2 – 3 pm Desert & Wetlands – Sat, Feb 20, 2 – 3 pm Grasslands & Forest Sat, Mar 6, 2 – 3 pm Create one of our most … Continue reading

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