Twitter is a treasure trove for news. These tweets caught our eye at NSTA recently, and they could surely be useful conversation starters in the classroom. Read on, and share the stories that caught your eye this week!
1. Kids love chasing fireflies, and scientists have been chasing the secret to how they glow for 60 years.
How do fireflies glow? Mystery solved after 60 years: http://t.co/ubgknu0xs8
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) July 24, 2015
2. Ice cream dates back to biblical times!
— PBS Teachers (@pbsteachers) July 25, 2015
3. Returning humans to the moon could cost 90% less than expected, bringing estimated costs down to $10 billion.
— Popular Science (@PopSci) July 25, 2015
4. CRISPR. All the cool kids are talking about it, and here’s why:
— NOVA (@novapbs) July 25, 2015
5. A major earthquake will cause plenty of destruction along the West Coast, but it won’t look like it does in the movies.
— Ask Smithsonian (@AskSmithsonian) May 29, 2015
6. Restless, wandering minds are capable of enormous creativity.
Are you bored? Guess what, that’s a good thing because you’ll be more creative. http://t.co/QBKo8RrgQa
— Ainissa Ramirez (@ainissaramirez) July 25, 2015
7. Astronaut Scott Kelly is craving a Philly cheese steak. (Isn’t everyone?)
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) July 25, 2015
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