AND BEHAVIOR IN ORGANISMS
"Helping students make connections between the functions and
processes of an organism’s body systems and its survival is
a fundamental concept that all students need to understand,"
writes Inez Liftig in the Editor's Roundtable in the April/May issue
of Science Scope. "Middle level students do not need
to be taught complex biochemical reactions or the intricacies of
multiple physiological mechanisms, but they do need to see how the
maintenance of an internal equilibrium is necessary for an organism
to fend off sickness, disease, or death."
This issue of Science Class can help you teach your students
about regulation and behavior by demonstrating the common needs
of organisms at all levels of organization. This foundation will
help them in their future studies of adaptations and evolution.
and Behavior in Organisms in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (visit
for national news for science educators).
This month’s news stories discuss how scientists study organisms.
to read more.
and Behavior in Organisms on the Web
In this month's middle-level journal, Science Scope, NSTA
members can read "Are There Really Treefrogs Living in the
Schoolyard?" at http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=ss&n=53684.
For the complete Science Scope April/May 2007 Illustrated
Table of Contents, visit http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=ss&n=53656.
SciLinks® is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online
content chosen to augment printed articles and books. It does so
through keywords; the keyword for this issue is
Journal Articles on Regulation
and Behavior in Organisms
The articles in the NSTA journal archives demonstrate many ways
to teach your students about the regulation and behavior of organisms.
Click here to learn more:
To read about Regulation and Behavior in Organisms in NSTA Press®
and NSTA Recommends® books, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2007-04/books_middle.htm.
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NSTA Web Seminars are 90-minute, live professional
development experiences that use online learning technologies
to allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed
experts, NSTA Press authors, and scientists, engineers, and
education specialists from NSTA government partners such as
NASA, NOAA, FDA, and the NSDL.
The following Web Seminars are scheduled for April:
Teach Engineering: April 10, 2007
Energy: Stop Faking It!: April 12, 2007
GPS and Geodesy for Dummies: Do You Know Where You Are?:
April 19, 2007
Food Safety and Nutrition: April 26, 2007
Seeking an Edge, Asian Teachers Visit
A recent Washington Post article details what
science teachers from Singapore hope to gain from their visit
to a magnet school in Virginia. The article quotes George Wolfe,
director of the two-year-old public school, who asks, "How
do you measure excitement? How do you measure creativity? There's
so much publicity about Americans not scoring well on tests,
but few people ask the question: Then why are we producing so
much innovation from our scientists?"
To read the article, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/18/AR2007031801160.html.
Science Scope (grades 69) has issued
a Call for Papers on selected topics. Click here to read more:
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