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Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy Resources

Energy is not a new invention. It dates all the way back to the Stone Age when it was used to provide light and heat. Today, energy is the driving force at the center of almost everything. Students arrive home each day and flip switches to satisfy whatever need or desire they hold dear at […]

Dental Health: A Window to Your Wellness

You don’t have to brush your teeth – just the ones you want to keep. ~ Author Unknown Did you know that your dental health may be able to offer clues about your overall health and wellness? Regular dental visits can do more than just keep your smile attractive. The dentist may be one of […]

Beat the Flu Bug

Did you get a flu shot this year? If not, you may want to head out to a pharmacy or doctor’s office soon. This year’s flu arrived early and is packing a virulent punch. Last week, the mayor of Boston and the governor of New York each declared public health emergencies. In Boston, there have […]

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The Battle over Bottled Water

The town of Concord, Massachusetts, this week banned…can you guess? Not handguns, oxycontin, or texting while driving. They banned the sale of water in plastic bottles one liter (34 ounces) or less. The law states: “It shall be unlawful to sell non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 liter (34 ounces) […]

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Don’t Ignore and Don’t Accept – Bullying

According to the 2011 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) “Nineteen percent of middle schools and 18 percent of high schools reported daily or weekly problems with cyberbullying, either at school or away from school.” According to a number of other anti-bullying organizations, such as i-SAFE and the Cyberbullying Research Center, the numbers are even […]

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Making Economics Personal

Let’s face it. It can be bit of a challenge to get students excited about economics. High school students are often more interested in how they can buy the coolest clothes and gadgets than they about the United States’ fiscal cliff. Time to make economics personal for teens. While the United States is facing a […]

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Our 16th President

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.  ~ Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19,1863 Have you been to the movies recently? There is a new historical drama film being shown throughout the country about our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. The film covers the final four months […]

D’Oh! Teaching with The Simpsons

What American television family has entertained, mocked, and shocked Americans for the past 23 years? The Simpsons! Few would have predicted when The Simpsons debuted on December 17, 1989, that it would endure to be the longest-running American sitcom in television history, and the longest-running show in primetime. The Simpsons—Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa, and Maggie—may […]

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Adventures on the Web

 The school schedule can be challenging; tight blocks are set aside for more activities than the day can fit. For topics that only need a class period to cover, the hectic scheduling is not too challenging. However consider science concepts that tend to require multiple class periods to sufficiently cover. If we try to implement […]

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