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Andrea Aust

Andrea is the Science Education Manager for KQED. She joined KQED in 2007 to coordinate education and outreach for the public television series Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. Between working on Ocean Adventures and joining the QUEST team, she developed the educational resources for the 4-hour documentary Saving the Bay. Andrea graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Environmental Science and earned her M.A. in Teaching and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the University of San Francisco. Before arriving at KQED, she taught, developed, and managed marine science and environmental education programs in Aspen, Catalina Island and the Bay Area.

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Do Now #62: A Love of Science

6 -12 Science | February 6, 2013 | 65 Comments

Do Now #62: A Love of Science

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNow62 For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What do you love about science? Why is it interesting to you? Introduction There are numerous […]

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Do Now #56: Concussions in Sports

6 -12 Science | January 8, 2013 | 6 Comments

Do Now #56: Concussions in Sports

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Should professional and amateur sports have stricter rules to prevent injuries like concussions? Why or why […]

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Four Great Sites for Teaching About the Science of Winter Sports

6 -12 Science | December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Four Great Sites for Teaching About the Science of Winter Sports

Winter break is just around the corner! And there’s a good chance that some of your students will be watching or participating in winter sports during the break or over the next few months. Engage students with examples of scientific concepts in action! Teach about the science of skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding, ice skating and […]

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Do Now #50: Climate Change and Extreme Weather

6 -12 Science | November 14, 2012 | 6 Comments

Do Now #50: Climate Change and Extreme Weather

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What role do you think climate change played in Hurricane Sandy? Introduction During the last few […]

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Do Now #43: Nuclear Energy

6 -12 Science | October 10, 2012 | 28 Comments

Do Now #43: Nuclear Energy

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNow43 For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What do you think about expanding the use of nuclear energy in California? Would you support […]

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Earthquake! A New eBook and iTunes U Course

6 -12 Science | September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earthquake! A New eBook and iTunes U Course

What are earthquakes? Gain a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with a Multi-Touch eBook and iTunes U course co-produced by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED.

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Do Now #30: Making a Meal of Mealworms

6 -12 Science | May 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #30: Making a Meal of Mealworms

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Would you consider eating insects? What if food resources were scarce? Introduction Ask your friends or […]

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Do Now #26:  Earth Day…Every Day?

6 -12 Science | March 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Do Now #26: Earth Day…Every Day?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Do you make it a regular practice to care for the environment? If so, what do […]

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Computer-Using Educators Visit the Heat to Share What’s Hot

6 -12 Science | March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Computer-Using Educators Visit the Heat to Share What’s Hot

I occasionally find myself sitting in conference sessions and meetings and have to silently chuckle about the amount of electronic devices in my possession–a laptop, iPad, iPhone and all of the chargers and accessories that accompany them. However, at the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Annual Conference in Palm Springs last week, I was far from the […]

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Do Now #22: Wolves in our Midst

6 -12 Science | March 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #22: Wolves in our Midst

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now California had its first wolf since 1924 venture into the state for two months. Should the […]

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