There are more than a dozen wildfires burning in California. Today $2 out of every $3 that Congress gives the Forest Service is spent on fighting fires. KQED asked students this question: Who should foot the bill to fight wildfires? You can read more about the cost of wildfires in the Do Now entitled, “Who Should Pay […]
When Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old inventor, recently took his homemade clock to school to share with faculty and peers, his clock was confiscated, he was placed under arrest and was accused of being in possession of a “hoax bomb.” The incident set off an intense debate about race, public safety and invention. With tinkering, making and self-directed learning becoming more popular, should we set restrictions on what science projects students are allowed to make and bring to school?
On September 22, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that an endangered species listing is “not warranted” for the greater sage grouse. Do you think the bird should have been listed?
KQED Education partnered with our friends at Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)’s NextGen program to host a digital storytelling workshop at Dreamforce — the mega conference from Salesforce that drew over 160,000 people to San Francisco from September 14-18.
Artificial intelligence is now more available to us than ever before, and it is getting smarter every year. While some scientists envision artificially intelligent robots as rescuers and caretakers of the future, others are worried that creating technology as intelligent as humans might be rather dangerous. How smart do you think we should we allow artificial intelligent to become?