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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 #34: Learning to Ride

6 -12 Science | June 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #34: Learning to Ride

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 was the hardest part of learning to ride a bicycle? What would you change about […]

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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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Do Now #18: Turning Resolutions into Habits

6 -12 Science | February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #18: Turning Resolutions into Habits

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 Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Have you stuck with them? Why or why not? […]

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Mobile Devices:  When You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

6 -12 Science | January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mobile Devices: When You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

Embrace them! Mobile devices are ubiquitous and they are here to stay. Instead of banning them from our schools’ classrooms, let’s give educators the support and resources necessary to adopt the notion that mobile devices can be effective learning tools for students. Participants in this year’s QUEST Science Education Institute explored the idea of using […]

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Do Now #14: Earth-Like Planet

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

Do Now #14: Earth-Like Planet

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 think it is important for scientists to be searching for signs of extraterrestrial life?  […]

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Do Now #10: Seismic Measures

6 -12 Science | November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do Now #10: Seismic Measures

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 do you think would happen to your home if an earthquake similar to the 1989 […]

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Do Now #6: The Road to Nobel

6 -12 Science | October 14, 2011 | 42 Comments

Do Now #6: The Road to Nobel

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 If you were to choose a career in science, what would you study? What would you […]

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