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I'm a middle school teacher and science and books are two of my favorite things! (Chocolate and coffee are pretty high up on the list as well)

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

As Many Exceptions As Rules

As Many Exceptions As Rules:  Zombies: They really do exist! Check this out!!

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Babayaga

Babayaga: 'via Blog this'  Happy Halloween! Check out the Babayaga curse generator!  Will you be fated to belch and burp or will you be overheard telling all your friends' secrets?!!  Once you have your curse, try writing a short story that includes the curse!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Go to bed: Irregular bedtimes linked to behavioral problems in children

Go to bed: Irregular bedtimes linked to behavioral problems in children: "Oct. 14, 2013 — Researchers from UCL have found that children with irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behavioural difficulties."  Wow! Disrupted circadian rhythms can cause behavioral problems in children - get those zzzzz's!

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Karen Foxlee visits Random Buzzers

Karen Foxlee visits Random Buzzers: Check out Author Karen Foxlee's bio, and read some excerpt from new books - Dashner's Eye of Minds, Lauren 'Kate's Teardrop, and Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson! You can read the first chapter and then decide if you want to buy the book or check it out from a library!

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The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet : NPR

The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet : NPR: "The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet"
You can read the article or listen to the podcast at the link above!
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HowStuffWorks "Are teenage brains really different from adult brains?"

HowStuffWorks "Are teenage brains really different from adult brains?": "However, with the use of magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scientists have been able to look inside the brain, and it seems that changing voices, body hair and awkwardness around the opposite sex are not the only big changes occurring in the teenage years. The brain appears to undergo a growth spurt of its own, and this changing brain may in part explain why teenagers turn into a walking army of emotional loose cannons. On the next page, we'll take a look at just what's going on in the mysterious brain of a teenager."

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Teenage Brains - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Teenage Brains - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine: A great article from National Geographic that explains what goes on in the mind of teens.

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Inside The Teenage Brain | FRONTLINE | PBS

Inside The Teenage Brain | FRONTLINE | PBS: What's going on in there? How science may help explain the mysteries of the teen brain!

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Normal Teenage Attitude and Behavior | A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain

Normal Teenage Attitude and Behavior | A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain:  Here is one of the websites that we will be using in class this week as we learn about how your brain functions.  Mrs. Tooch will be facilitating these lessons in order to help you understand why you do some of those impetuous, impulsive things that seem to just happen!

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

James Dashner Visits Random Buzzers

James Dashner Visits Random Buzzers: 'via Blog this'  Post your questions for author James Dashner (Maze Runner) and read an excerpt from his new book The Eye of Minds!