New research shows that the younger children learn the workings of the brain – particularly that learning is “plastic” and improves with practicte — the better students learn throughout their school years and lives.
Wonderopolis.Org Whether it’s a curious question or an everyday adventure, learning follows us wherever we go. Wonderopolis helps bring fun family-learning experiences to the living room, grandma’s house or the park.
Each day, visit Wonderopolis for the Wonder of the Day®, a simple activity for parents to share and explore the wonders of everyday life with children. Talk about what makes popcorn pop while preparing a snack for a movie. Go stargazing and chat about where shooting stars come from. Take a break from re-reading the same story and ask a child to create a new one instead.
Want to keep up with the relief efforts of the American Red Cross in Haiti? These web sites will provide students information as to how their donations are helping the children effected by the earthquake.
The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge gives students the opportunity, tools and inspiration to become those agents of change. Beginning August 19, 2009 through January 31, 2010, elementary school classes from across the country will be challenged to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements in their classroom or school.
Top prizes will include a chance to appear on TV, a grant for your school, and a trip for the teacher to New York City and more.