Teaching Disease Prevention with White-Nose Syndrome in Bats


priscilla-wells-robinsonBy Priscilla Robinson

Teaching Disease Prevention

This summer, during a visit to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, I had an experience that reminded me of why teachers and parents should emphasize good hygiene and disease prevention habits to our children.  Whether fungal, bacterial, or viral, pathogens can be real threats to humans—and to wildlife.  Preventing the spread of infectious disease is something we can ALL do, if we are taught the proper steps.

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Slime Humor


Educational Innovations Newsletter - HumorLet’s face it—slime is funny stuff!  You don’t have to be a slug or snail to appreciate the humor in this slippery, squishy, non-Newtonian fluid. Enjoy our slime humor!

If you have a favorite cartoon or joke, we invite you to share it as a comment below.

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Slime Discussion Starters


Educational Innovations Newsletter - Discussion StartersSlime, oobleck, and other non-Newtonian fluids are always fun to present in class because they’re so surprising and… well… gooey!  Whether you’re teaching in kindergarten or college, non-Newtonian fluids are always a hit.  They are also a fantastic way to start a discussion on polymers, cross-linking, viscosity, and many other important chemical principles.

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Slime TV


Educational Innovations Newsletter - EI TVCertain things need to be seen to be believed.  Two guys playing soccer in a pool filled with slime—without sinking!— is certainly in that category.  Enjoy our collection of educational (and entertaining) videos about non-Newtonian fluids.  We think you’ll want to share them with your students.  Who knows, maybe you’ll build your OWN pool of slime!  If you come across an interesting video on slime, oobleck, or other gooey substances, please share with us in the comments section below. Read the rest of this entry »


Slime in the News


Educational Innovations Newsletter - In the NewsWhen we check the headlines each day, we’re usually not expecting to read about slime (unless it’s a review for Ghostbusters).  But lo and behold, there’s all sorts of slimy news to be found!

Slime in caverns, on rooftops, underwater, and more.  Read on for our gooey assortment of news related to slime, oobleck, and other non-Newtonian fluids.

If you find an interesting (and slimy) story, please share with us in the comments below!

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