MSM 455: The Viral Edition


Scientifically, a raven has 17 primary wing feathers, the big feathers at the end. These are pinion feathers. A crow has 16. Know what that means? 

  • The difference between a crow and a raven is a matter of a pinion.

Hey, I was wandering through the grocery store and found some soup in the freezer. 

  • Should I just let it go?

I recently took a pole. 

  • Turns out 100% of the people were upset when their tent collapsed.

Turns out that you can’t speak poorly of aircraft. 

  • It is plane offensive.

Taking notes around text in a book is marginal at best. 

Image may contain: 4 people, people sitting, table and indoor, possible text that says 'The Eagles were right We are all just prisoners here of our own device!'

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Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Middle School Science Minute: Organizing for Student Success

I was recently reading the March, 2020 issue of “NSTA Reports,” a publication published by the National Science Teaching Association. 

In this issue, I read the article “Organizing for Student Success.”  Science educators responded to a recent informal NSTA Reports poll and they were nearly unanimous (94.3%) in reporting they incorporate organizational strategies in their science or STEM teaching.

Also in the article were survey reports on “late work,” as well as educators sharing their favorite strategies for helping students organize and prioritize their work.