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Pluto Flyby: Science in the News!!!

Greetings, everyone!

In my experience, it is wonderful when a scientific expedition is featured in the daily news. This provides rich starting points for skill development in adult education programs, as well as for learning about specific science topics.  Instructors are given the opportunity to include investigations using skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, research, and numeracy. 

Beginning a class session

Through the years, I’ve had many conversations with adult education instructors about ways in which to start a class session.  Often these conversations include the desire to introduce content and topics into an already overcrowded curriculum. There is also a wish to integrate subject matter with skills in observation, description, hypothesizing, and written/oral communication.  And this is to be done in a short period of time, so that the group can move on to “regular class activities”. What a tall order!! 

Free adult education science videos online

Science teaching colleagues,

I am interested in  free, online, adult-oriented science and math teaching videos. (You can download  a 21-page list of math instructional videos I put together, organized by math topic, and with an introduction about how to use them, from

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6715575/ABE%20AND%20ASE_HSE_GED%20Math%20Videos%208.21.12.docx  )

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