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                              *Energy, Force and Motion*
*Newton’s Laws*
*How Our Bodies Move*
 *Poetry in Motion*
and so much more!

Coming in January!

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Spigot Science in the News

Have you noticed that 2011 has had a lot of extreme weather? There has been record heat, drought, snow, tornadoes, and more. Our current release of Science in the News discusses these weather events and helps students understand the difference between weather and climate.
If you are a premium member, you can download the article and activities to share with your class right now!

If not, sign up today to get this and all the other publications.  There are now nine other Science in the News and 15 Spigot Science publications available for you to enrich your classroom instruction -- at a cost of less than 70 cents per publication!
Visit the Spigot Science site today to help your students understand many complexities and mysteries of the world we live in.

Oceans Affect Us in Many Ways

Have you ever thought about how the weather is connected to the ocean? Or have you wondered about how the food we eat or the air we breath are related to the ocean?

The ocean is the source for many things in our lives and without the oceans we couldn’t survive. All our weather patterns start over ocean waters. The air we breath is largely a result of the plants that grow in the ocean.
Phytoplankton, for example, produce more oxygen than all the leaves on all the trees on land. Scientists believe that about 70% of our oxygen comes from these plants...read more Science Connection Spigot Science Oceans Issue

Science in School vs. Science in Life

Science is often taught as a separate subject in school. We treat it as something unique, discrete. But that is school, not life.
In life, we do not separate things into categories, because it is difficult to look at a real world event and decide which category it fits. For example, if we are studying the impact of drought on third world nations, are we studying science (lack of water), geography (global location of stricken nations), or social studies (how people with limited resources adapt).

The answer is often– it depends on which part of the problem we are studying. …more

by David Cochran
Publisher, Chief Learning Officer
      Spigot Science

Geology of the Desert Southwest

Investigate how the earth was formed with 15 projects from Nomad Press and Geology of the Desert Southwest.  Educational, fun and hands on Geology of the Desert Southwest will keep your child learning.  Here's a peek at what's inside;

Introduction - Geology and Geography
Chapter 1 - Plate Tectonics
Chapter 2 - Mountains
Chapter 3 - Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Chapter 4 - Plateaus, Plains, Basins
Chapter 5 - Climate
Chapter 6 - Rivers and Lakes
Chapter 7 - Unique Ecosystems
Chapter 8 - The Coast
Chapter 9 -Natural Resources

In addition, this book gives your child a "Words to Know" list, fun facts, and, of course, 15 hands on projects like  "Make You Own Basin and Range" p.g. 27 and "Make You Own Solar Oven" p.g 65 - these projects are super fun, educational and use household items or ones that are easily found.  Geology of the Desert Southwest is rated for ages 9-12 or reading level; T.

Check out this and other Nomad Press books at; http://www.nomadpress.net/