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Learning to Make Systematic Decisions

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This article provides some examples of how students have used the systematic decision making process in a science curriculum.

New York Invasive Species Information

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The New York Invasive Species Information Website - NYIS.INFO and its host, the New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse, [jointly referred to as NYIS.INFO] were founded in October 2008. NYIS.INFO is funded with New York State Environmental Protection Fund resources through a contract with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. NYIS.INFO was established in response to Recommendation 5 of the November 2005 report of the New York State Invasive Species Task Force to the Governor and Legislature.

John Stossel - DDT

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John Stossel ad Richard Tren detail how the DDT ban, a great victory for environmentalism, has led to a multitude of deaths throughout the world.

TED Talks: Jackie Savitz: Save the Oceans, Feed the World!

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What's a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world's oceans might just help to feed the planet's billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what's really going on in our global fisheries right now - it's not good - and offers smart suggestions of how we can help them heal, while making more food for all.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMidAtlantic 2013, an independent event. TED editors featured it among their selections on their home page.

Teens and Decision Making: What Brain Science Reveals

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Scholastic Inc. and National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Teens and Decision Making: What Brain Science Reveals,” in New York Times Upfront (Vol. 140, Issue 13),
April 14, 2008, 18.

The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet

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Richard Knox, “The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet,” National Public Radio, March 1, 2010, as found at
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124119468.

What You Should Know about Your Brain

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Judy Willis, “What You Should Know about Your Brain,” in Educational Leadership (Vol. 67, Issue 4), 2009.

Insight into the Teen Brain

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Adriana Galvan, "Insight into the Teen Brain" (video), TedxYouth@Caltech, Jan. 19, 2013, as found at http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Insight-Into-the-Teenage-Brain;search:tag:"tedxyouth-caltech".

Zoowaboo

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Splash! And Eddi Elephant lands in the water. The other animals giggle and guffaw. Manni Mouse is doubling over with laughter. He knew that there wouldn’t be enough room on the raft! Every year, the animals go on a rafting tour on the wild river, and nobody wants to miss out on the fun.

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Elementary
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Math
Special Education
Science
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20 min.
Zoowaboo

The Child's Developing Brain

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Tara Parker-Pope, Jon Huang, and Mike Mason, “The Child’s Developing Brain,” interactive feature on NYTimes.com, Sept. 15, 2008, as found at
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/15/health/20080915-brain-deve....

Development of the Young Brain

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For more than twenty years, National Institute of Mental Health neuroscientist Dr. Jay Giedd has studied the development of the adolescent brain. Decades of imaging work have led to remarkable insight and more than a few surprises.

Jay N. Giedd, M.D., “Development of the Young Brain” (video), National Institute of Mental Health, May 2, 2011, as found at
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/media/video/giedd.shtml.

Video is now found on YouTube.

Students and Technology, Constant Companions

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Joshua Brustein, Matt Richtel, and Erik Olsen, “Students and Technology, Constant Companions,” interactive feature on NYTimes.com, Nov. 20, 2010, as found at
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/21/technology/20101121-brain-....

The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution

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Jay N. Giedd, M.D., “The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution,” in Journal of Adolescent Health (Vol. 51, Issue 2), Aug. 2012, 101–105.

Caldecott Connections to Science 1996-2000

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Take advantage of the appeal and power of Caldecott award literature to extend and promote learning across the curriculum. In these three volumes the author demonstrates how to use award-winning books as springboards to science, social studies learning, and language arts in the library and classroom-and to expand student awareness and appreciation of illustration techniques. For each Caldecott title there is background information on the illustrations, curriculum connections, lesson plans, and support materials for teaching.

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Growing Up Digital

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Matt Richtel, “Growing Up Digital,” in Scholastic New York Times Upfront, Jan. 31, 2011, as found at http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/this_issue/....

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