Green Science in the News


Educational Innovations Newsletter - In the NewsHardly a day goes by without some important announcement from the global scientific community regarding green science.  It may be related to climate change, water pollution, greenhouse gasses…  A common theme is that the inhabitants of Earth must get serious about finding and utilizing new energy sources before it’s too late.

Looking at current events is a great way to help your students recognize how crucial science is in their daily lives, now and in the future.  We’ve compiled a selection of newsworthy articles that you can use in class to prompt discussions about biofuels as well as energy from the wind, sun and water.

Enjoy!  If you find an article you’d like us to share, please let us know in the comments below.

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EI TV – Green Science!


Educational Innovations Newsletter - EI TVRev Up Your Students with Green Science Videos!

We think green science topics like renewable sources of energy are much easier to understand when students can watch a video.  Animations are especially useful to explain concepts like geothermal energy or—for that matter—biofuels made from…ummm… excrement.

If you come across a video you’d like us to add here, please leave us a comment below!

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You Said It! Green Science Product Reviews


Educational Innovations Newsletter - You Said ItAt  Educational Innovations, we love green science all year long, not just on Earth Day!

With our planet’s fossil fuel resources becoming scarce and increasing global concerns over pollution, it’s more important than ever to explore alternative, renewable sources of energy.  One of the best ways to persuade people to “go green” is to make them realize how cool it is to rely on our sun, wind or water for energy.  That’s why we strive to choose green energy products that are educational… AND fun!  Read on for “organic” reviews from our customers.

If you have a favorite Educational Innovations product, send us a comment below!  We’d love to share your review with your fellow teachers and science lovers.

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Lots of Bots


Ted Beyer, Educational Innovations, Inc.by Ted Beyer

Bots in a Name?

Brushbots, bristlebots, scooterbots, and any other cleverly named bots have been around for years.  You know—the toothbrush head (or something similar) paired with a tiny vibrating motor and a battery.  For years, classroom teachers and homeschool parents have been using them to introduce even young students to the principles of engineering and robotics.

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Electricity Discussion Starters


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The awesome thing about teaching a lesson on electricity is that students of all ages can get a “charge” from figuring out how to make a circuit work.  And that’s just the beginning!

Teaching electricity opens the door to many related topics—alternative energy sources, lightning, static electricity and magnetism, to name a few.

We’ve put together a Super! Wow! Neat!® assortment of teacher-tested electricity discussion starters, research ideas, worksheets and more.  Scroll down for ideas.  Let us know how they work in your classroom!

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