What’s new in Technology and Science?

For your blog post...
Read about a recent scientific development or discovery.

There are some links below if you need to browse around and decide. Then…

1) Go to Google Classroom and let me know what your article is.

2) Go to Google Drive. Create a new Google Doc. Write up the rough draft of your summary. Turn it in to me in Google Classroom when you finish.

3) Once I’ve commented on your summary, you need to make corrections. Then you can copy it and paste it into a new blog post in Edublogs.

4)  Then embed a Voki to illustrate the main idea of what you learned from the article.

Here are some websites to help you get started: 

ScienceDaily – Updated several times a day with breaking news and feature articles, seven days a week, the site covers discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences (medicine, health, brain, plants, animals, earth, climate, energy, computers, math, fossils, ruins)

Gizmag – Gizmag covers invention, innovation and emerging technologies in all fields

Green Technologies (cars, solar, wind, etc.) – GreenProgress.com

Space  – NASA News (space)

Sports  – Popular Mechanics Sports Science 

Live Science – Technology, Health, Earth, Space, and more…

Interested in the Earth or Animals? Look at the topics here under ARKive.

BBC Science & Environment


National Science Foundation Discoveries

Make sure you keep the URL of your article. Below are the websites you’ll use to embed the main idea in your blog post. See the handout for what you should include in your post.

Here’s a Voki example:

Happy Summer! Watch this!

I hope you’re enjoying your time off! My past 8th graders, enjoy your rest before high school begins! My past 7th graders, I hope I may see some of you as Advanced Technology students…and maybe some of you will be in the Yearbook class.

In 2014, a  science series called Cosmos: A Spacetime Odessey will begin, this trailer looks great! It was originally a series hosted by Carl Sagan in 1980 (and he passed away in 1996), and has been revived by Mr. Sagan’s widow and Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy). It will be hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, my favorite astrophysicist!


“I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Interesting Sites

In case you happen by LMS Tech during the summer, I will put links to interesting websites I find as I’m wandering the Internet on my break!


I’m going to add the newest ones to the top!

5 moons! Around a dwarf planet! Scientists are glad they discovered it since the New Horizons Spacecraft is halfway to Pluto (a crash into an unknown moon would not have been a good thing).


Older links:

1) The Wellcome Image Awards 2012

These awards are given for scientific photography taken of microscopic parts of plants, animals and humans.  Interesting!

2) Derecho Storm images

A “Land hurricane” or derecho storm hit the Midwest, Virginia and Washington D.C. areas the week of June 29.
3) Fourth of July photos!

4) Olympics Article: In First for Olympics, Amputee Will Run

A South African runner qualified for two events in the Olympics…but this runner lost his lower legs when he was a baby. Some people say that he has an unfair advantage racing with his prosthetic legs. What do you think?

5) The Newest Laker So what do you think about Steve Nash?



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