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Solar Eclipse

Aug 15, 2017


SPOTLIGHT! On the 2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21, citizen scientists will have an opportunity to make scientifically valuable observations of many aspects of animal behavior as the solar eclipse is in progress. They can join the California Academy of Sciences in conducting research into behavioral changes in plants and animals during a total solar eclipse.

Chemistry Competition

Aug 15, 2017


Challenge Exploring Real-World Applications of Chemistry Concepts

You Be The Chemist Challenge, sponsored by the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF), is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5–8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications.

Quill Education Resource Center - Articles, Projects & More

Aug 15, 2017

Sponsored Content

Essential STEM Resources to Spark Creativity helps educators launch the new school year with fresh lesson plans and activities, as well as products, supplies, and technology to create engaging and positive learning environments. Teachers can put their students’ creativity into high gear with 3D models and other STEM activities. They can brush up on their professional growth efforts (and receive a CE certificate) with relevant webinars on topics such as “Teaching with Technology,” “Tech As a Learning Tool,” and “Creating Brain-Friendly Classrooms.” Quill’s Educator Resource Center grows by the day with sources to enrich STEM projects, grants to expand special programs, and links to access more than 85,000 classroom essentials.

Solar Eclipse Resources

Aug 11, 2017


Bringing the Solar Eclipse to Your Classroom

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur in North America. Those in the path of totality-parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina—will see the moon completely eclipse the sun. Observers in the rest of the contiguous United States will see a partial solar eclipse. The solar eclipse is a perfect teachable moment for students. Whether you plan to watch live with your students or plan lessons around the eclipse, here are a few resources for teaching about the solar eclipse.

Top 5 Resources for July

Aug 04, 2017


Our Top Five Resources in July

Each month we publish several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are the resources from our newsletters that educators turned to the most in the month of July.


Digital Learning • Learning Support
Funding & Recognition
Mobile Learning
Professional Growth
Social Media


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