MSM 430: Nothing on Twitter I want to put in the show, but watch me do this anyway… We’re Not Quite Finnish’d.

Jokes You Can Use:  

My son told me he didn’t understand cloning.

  • I told him, “That makes two of us”.

Where did Captain Hook buy his hook?

  • At the second hand store.

All the comic books I bought from the store are missing the last page.

  • I have to draw my own conclusions.

I hate it when people say age is only a number.

  • Age is clearly a word.

I often wonder if the guy who came up with the term, “One Hit Wonder”…

  • Came up with any other phrases.

I spent hours trying to remember what the opposite of “night” was.

  • But, in the end, I just had to call it a day.

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Using Critical Thinking to Counter Misinformation

I was recently reading the April/May, 2019 issue of “Science Scope,” a magazine written for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association.

In this issue, I read the section “Commentary” written by Andrew Zucker. He wrote an article entitled, “Using Critical Thinking to Counter Misinformation.” Andrew wrote that “as scientific misinformation proliferates, due largely to growing use of social media, our profession has learned the hard way that it is not enough to teach students accurate science. Science teachers need to help students use critical thinking to examine claims they see, hear, or read that are not based on science.”

From the Twitterverse:  

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This trove of previously unpublished photos from the Tiananmen Square protests & massacre is truly amazing, and inspired by the photographer’s own daughter never having learned about it.

John Faig‏ @johnfaig

Lots of words that were not around when I was a kid. We are either more enlightened or more sensitive or both. (via @DavidRozado)  

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The concept of mixing closely related concepts when learning.

  • Also free guides (free as in FREE, not even an email address needed).



Did a quick search on nanoseconds and how it fits into NGSS.  Here is some information from Educational Innovations:




Students can use the Nanosecond Bar in an investigation to illustrate the Speed of Light. The Nanosecond Bar is a great way to demonstrate how fast light travels. This durable, three-dimensional bar is exactly 30 centimeters long – the distance light travels in a nanosecond.

MapMaker Interactive

Wicked Awesome! Cool maps with different overlays.

Word Wanderer

Vocabulary Word Options

Web Spotlight:

Teenagers Are Skeptical of Praise for Good Effort, Study Finds

Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it’s learned may be crucial to Western democracy

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