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PHOTOS: SFPL’s The Mix Teen Center Now Open

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PHOTOS: SFPL’s The Mix Teen Center Now Open

The Mix is a youth-designed, 21st century teen center equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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KQED’s Top Takeaways from #DML2015

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KQED’s Top Takeaways from #DML2015

The KQED Education team headed to foggy Los Angeles last week for three days of inspired conversations and workshops about using technology to address educational opportunity gaps in today’s digital world. The largest national gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, DML links theory, policy, research, and practice. Here are our top 5 takeaways.

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The Role of Public Spaces

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The Role of Public Spaces

  FEATURED VIDEO: Andres Amador’s Earthscapes: Art that Goes Out with the Tide Using public beaches as his canvas and rakes as his brushes, Andres Amador creates large-scale artworks that explore nature’s geometry — and life’s impermanence. Do Now What do you believe is the role of public spaces? Public spaces can be physical (ie., a […]

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Summer Learning Series: Unique Substances

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Summer Learning Series: Unique Substances

From the lightest solid material on the planet to an artificially created material with surprising applications, these videos and activities encourage students to explore the material world.

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KQED Science Needs Your Input!

General | July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

KQED Science Needs Your Input!

Science teachers—we’ve reformatted our science and engineering e-books and we’d like to know what you think! Sign up to be part of an exclusive focus group and partner with KQED staff and an independent evaluator to explore our multimedia-rich e-books. Your input can influence how the materials are used. Participants will receive a $50 gift […]

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Submit Your Video for A Global Film Project About Character

Community Voices | July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Submit Your Video for A Global Film Project About Character

Why does character matter? What are the skills you need to flourish in the 21st Century? A global “cloud filmmaking” project led by Tiffany Shlain launched with a film about The Science of Character, and she is now gathering entries from students, teachers and communities for a new film, The Adaptable Mind. Use your mobile […]

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Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student

Science | July 23, 2015

Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student

Elijah Martin is a second-year graduate student in the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology program at University of California, San Francisco. He works in the laboratory of Dr. Deepak Srivastava at the Gladstone Institutes. Martin studies how the heart forms to try to understand the causes of heart disease in order to develop therapies.

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Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

Science | July 22, 2015

Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

The Foldscope costs less than a dollar to produce and could have major implications for global health and for science education.

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E-book: Engineering Is Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

Science | July 22, 2015

E-book: Engineering Is Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

The new, media-rich e-book from QUEST, Engineering Is Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes, tells the story of how Stanford University bioengineer Manu Prakash and his colleagues designed a lightweight, inexpensive, robust, paper microscope in order to help people in developing countries and remote areas diagnose diseases.

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Science Spotlight: Bending Light with a New Kind of Microscope

Science | July 21, 2015

Science Spotlight: Bending Light with a New Kind of Microscope

Manu Prakash, a bioengineer at Stanford University, has created a fully functional microscope out of waterproof paper that uses teeny-tiny lenses to magnify objects. He calls it a Foldscope. The different parts of the microscope are printed on paper, which the user punches out and folds together. The Foldscope requires no power outlets and works with standard microscope slides.

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Career Spotlight: Water Quality Specialist

Science | July 21, 2015

Career Spotlight: Water Quality Specialist

Meet Melanie Harrison, a water quality specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA). She helps protect and restore threatened and endangered fish by evaluating development projects.

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Totally Confused about the Greek Economic Crisis? Here’s the Deal

News & Civics | July 20, 2015

Totally Confused about the Greek Economic Crisis? Here’s the Deal

Greece is in the middle of a debt crisis. The government is running out of cash and doesn’t have enough to pay back what it owes.

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What’s the Deal with the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

News & Civics | July 20, 2015

What’s the Deal with the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

The majority of products we purchase — from cars to clothing, computers to smartphones, even lots of foods — are manufactured (or grown) through a vast global production process.

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Heat Map (Literally): Real-Time Interactive Wildfire Trackers

News & Civics | July 20, 2015

Heat Map (Literally): Real-Time Interactive Wildfire Trackers

Wildfire season is upon us, as California and other bone dry western states brace for what is all but guaranteed to be another flammable summer.

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