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Science Education: Home

This guide provides Rod Library and web resources on current and future science educators. Note that some subscription resources are available to UNI faculty/staff/students only, or may be available in Rod Library.



Activity 1: Factitious game

Activity 2:  Submission form & responses

Activity 3:
Claim: Chocolate is healthy.
Source 1
Source 2
Source 3

More articles of interest:

Domonoske, C. (23 November 2016). Students have 'dismaying' inability to tell fake news from real, study finds.

Finney, D.P. (22 June 2017). 'Death by french fries' talk shows how bad we are at science. Des Moines Register.

Letzter, R. (30 November 2016). A viral story that claimed eating ice cream for breakfast will make you smarter points to a bigger problem in health journalism. Business Insider.

Ryall, J. & Rothwell, J. (23 November 2016). Ice cream for breakfast makes you smarter, Japanese scientist claimsThe Telegraph.

Watson, T. (3 July 2017). To test your fake news judgment, play this game.

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Be specific. If you want a curriculum aligned with standards, include those terms in your search. Example: robotics curriculum "standards-aligned" OR robotics curriculum NGSS

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Government Resources (FREE)

Many government agencies have resources for educators (selections linked below). All federal agencies are required to have a website for youth.