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August 25, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Did you know that the smallest of all the national parks is right here in Pennsylvania? That honor belongs to the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial in Philadelphia. Kosciuszko was a military engineer from Poland that made significant contributions to the American Revolution. The park is only 0.02 acres in size.

Smallest National Park is in Philadelphia, PA

Book and video - Science Teachers' Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts

From the National Academies of Science - Currently, many states are adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or are revising their own state standards in ways that reflect the NGSS. For students and schools, the implementation of any science standards rests with teachers. For those teachers, an evolving understanding about how best to teach science represents a significant transition in the way science is currently taught in most classrooms and it will require most science teachers to change how they teach.

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