Science How? Forensic Anthropology: Bone Whispering with Kari Bruwelheide
March 3, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8
Anthropologist Briana Pobiner explores the influence of diet, especially the shift to meat eating, on human evolution.
Community Keynotes: Substance Abuse
March 11, 2015 • Audience: Educators & Parents
During this a community discussion on substance abuse, participants share their personal stories about substance abuse, the signs and symptoms of teenage drug abuse, proactive actions parents can take, and where to locate supportive resources.
Innovation Workshop: Harnessing the Sun
March 19, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 5-8
The next program in the Innovation Workshop series, Harnessing the Sun, highlights the science and engineering of solar energy. Students will learn the power of solar energy and its impact from scientists, planetary educators, and content experts. Produced in partnership with the Smithsonian National Air
and Space Museum,
Meet the Author: Kwame Alexander
March 26, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-10
2015 Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander wants kids to write their own books and he has helped students reach this goal by creating a one day workshop called Book-in-a-Day (BID). When he’s not teaching, he’s writing such marvels as Crossover and Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band .
Science How? Arthropod Adaptations: Inside the Insect Zoo with Dan Babbitt
April 9, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8
Community Keynotes: Assistive Technology
April 14, 2015 • Audience: Educators & Parents
Keynote speakers are FCPS student ambassadors from the Assistive Technology program and their parents. The role of the student ambassadors is to help promote an understanding of how technologies can help students overcome disabilities and improve their learning experience.
Meet the Author: Kathryn Erskine
April 15, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-12
Kathryn Erskine’s characters, many of whom live with learning disabilities, resonate with readers because there is an authentic telling of families, schools, bullies, and learning challenges.
Community Keynotes: Safeguarding Mental Wellness
May 5, 2015 • Audience: Educators & Parents
Dr. Scott Poland, professor at the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University and Richard Lieberman of the Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Network present techniques for how to promote mental wellness.
Science How? Forensic Ornithology: Bird Detective with Carla Dove
May 7, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8
Ornithologist Carla Dove shares how the Feather Identification Lab helps make us safer on planes.
- 21st Century Teaching and Learning
- Managing Stress: How Mindfulness Training in Our Schools Can Benefit Students, Educators, and Parents
- Explicit Instruction
SCIENCE HOW?available at Smithsonian Science How? Webcast Archives
- Paleobotany: Climate Change Past and Present with Scott Wing
- Volcano Geochemistry: Windows to Earth's Interior with Elizabeth Cottrell
- Exploring the Unexplored: Deep Reef Biodiversity with Carole Baldwin
- Measuring Biodiversity: Life in One Cubic Foot with Chris Meyer
- Paleobiology: Unearthing Fossil Whales with Nick Pyenson
- Human Evolution: Early Human Diets with Briana Pobiner
The Bookshelf has interactive skill builders for students.