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Constructing a Big Picture
Something in the Air by Linda Maston
Poor air quality at an urban school sparks student interest in science. Using inexpensive equipment and an old computer, eighth graders conduct an ingenious environmental investigation.
Penumbra by Greg Lockett
Recently transplanted to a small rural town, a young woman yearns for beauty and truth. Through a sophisticated astronomy project, she finds friendship and new modes of self-expression.
Tall Shadows by Karen Nishimoto
Over 2000 years ago, Eratosthenes made shadow measurements to determine the circumference of the Earth. Seventh grade students use the Internet to put a new twist on an old experiment.
Pedagogically Speaking by Bill Barnes
What kinds of activities are best for cooperative learning? What student roles should be assigned and how? Through an online class, fourth through eighth grade math teachers explore such questions, sharing insights and experiences.
Hoop Happenings by Caroline Brennan
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