FREE 5th grade sea turtle curriculum 


In 2017, a colleague and I completed our 5th grade sea turtle curriculum (a companion to our 3rd grade manatee and 4th grade whale/dolphin curricula). As part of the curriculum, we wrote a book, called "One in a Thousand: Those Amazing Sea Turtles. The UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore ended up publishing the book almost one year ago. A pdf version of the book and all lesson plans are free and can be downloaded from http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/flagler/marine-and-coastal/environmental-education/. The printed version of the book is available for $15 from http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu/p-1398-one-in-a-thousand-those-amazing-sea-turtles.aspx, and a 20% discount is offered for bulk purchases. These books will also be for sale at the UF/IFAS Bookstore booth at the 2018 FAST conference. Check it out there!


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Maia McGuire, PhD

UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant Agent

150 Sawgrass Road

Bunnell, FL 32110


Free 2018 Back-to-School Bulletin Board from NASA/JPL
 

Back to School With Free Materials and More From NASA/JPL Edu

Launch back into STEM with these back-to-school resources from the Education Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Explore the links below to sign up to receive free classroom bulletin board materials, see how people at NASA respond to the age-old, student question, "When are we ever going to use this?" and check out lessons and activities tied to the latest NASA missions and science. 


Free 2018 Back-to-School Bulletin Board from NASA/JPL Free 2018 Back-to-School Bulletin Board from NASA/JPL - Sign up to receive free classroom bulletin board materials from NASA/JPL all about hurricanes, clouds, weather, Earth science – and the satellites that study them. Available while supplies last.
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NASA Answers When Are We Ever Going to Use This? NASA Answers 'When Are We Ever Going to Use This?'- We asked people at NASA/JPL: What grade-school STEM lessons help you build space robots, make discoveries about planets, and explore the solar system and beyond?
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STEM Lessons from NASA/JPL Edu STEM Lesson Collection - Explore our catalog of standards-aligned lessons and activities tied to the latest NASA missions and science.
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STEM Activities for Students from NASA/JPL Edu STEM Activities for Students - Students can make their own moon-phases calendar and 3-D glasses holder, watch videos and more, all while learning about space and science with NASA.
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NUTRIENT NEWSLETTER
Tips and ideas for teaching plant and soil science
August 2018 
Fun with the Plant Nutrient Team Book 2 is now available
For those of you that remember the original Fun with Planet Nutrient Team Book that was geared towards grades K-5, there are now some new resources that are more grade specific for the younger students. The fun NPK characters explain the three macro nutrients that plants need to grow in a kid-friendly way. This activity book introduces plant nutrients in a variety of activities such as dot-to-dot, word puzzles, coloring, mazes, matching pictures, and experiments. Book 1 is for Grades K-1, while the Book 2 is geared towards age appropriate activities for the 2nd and 3rd grade audience.

New "How Do Plants Grow?" Poster
Farmers work hard to grow healthy crops to feed the growing world population.  As crops use the nutrients in the soil during the growing season, farmers are tasked with replacing those nutrients each year to grow another healthy crop.  By using the 4R Nutrient Stewardship guidelines, farmers have a clear path of what fertilizer needs to be added at certain times of year, from the correct source at the right rate.  The "How Do Plants Grow" poster helps to explain the 4R guidelines in a way that students can easily understand.  

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Farmers work hard to grow healthy crops to feed the growing world population.  As crops use the nutrients in the soil during the growing season, farmers are tasked with replacing those nutrients each year to grow another healthy crop.  By using the 4R Nutrient Stewardship guidelines, farmers have a clear path of what fertilizer needs to be added at certain times of year, from the correct source at the right rate.  The "How Do Plants Grow" poster helps to explain the 4R guidelines in a way that students can easily understand.  

Nutrients for Life Ambassadors
The Nutrients for Life Foundation is proud to introduce the new Nutrients for Life Ambassador Program.  By becoming an NFLF Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to become a spokesperson for the Nutrients for Life curriculum and materials. Ambassadors will provide other educators with information about the importance of soil science in their classrooms through their own personal experiences.If you are interested in becoming a Nutrients for Life Ambassador learn more now. 

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Free Admission for Fifth Graders
Available Now Through December 31, 2018


Calling all fifth graders!

Students between the ages of 10 and 11 or in fifth grade in 2018 (both academic years) receive FREE daily admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex now through December 31.*

What You Need:
  • Domestic public and private school students: relevant report card or school transcript
  • International and home school students: a passport or birth certificate
  • Your printed coupon
To take advantage of this offer, download and print the Fifth Grade Offer from our website. Present it at the Ticket Plaza on the day of your visit to receive your special savings.**
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** All coupons must be printed. Smartphones, PDF or soft copy of the coupon will not be accepted.

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