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What Would You Study About the Ocean?

Do Now | August 25, 2015 | 22 Comments

What Would You Study About the Ocean?

The health of our oceans impacts all of us, whether we live near the coast or in the middle of the country. If you were to study an issue related to marine ecosystems or ocean science, what would it be?

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Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

6 -12 Science | August 11, 2015 | 46 Comments

Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

More than 5,000 schools nationwide have transitioned from traditional learning methods to project-based learning (PBL). Should all schools move in this direction and implement PBL in their science classes?

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What Would You Explore with a Foldscope?

Do Now | July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

What Would You Explore with a Foldscope?

A bioengineer at Stanford University has designed an inexpensive, origami microscope–called a Foldscope–to allow people from around the world to make discoveries and answer their own questions. What would you explore with a Foldscope?

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How Would You Design a Bicycle?

6 -12 Science | July 15, 2015 | 4 Comments

How Would You Design a Bicycle?

Learning to ride a bicycle is a strong memory from many of our childhoods. How did you learn how to ride a bicycle? What would you change about how today’s bicycles are designed?

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How Smart Should We Allow Robots to Get?

Do Now | June 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

How Smart Should We Allow Robots to Get?

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?

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Would You Eat Insects?

Do Now | May 12, 2015 | 114 Comments

Would You Eat Insects?

The California drought is bringing increased attention to resource use in agriculture–not only within the state, but around the world. With a growing global population, use of land and water resources will have to change to meet future demand for animal protein. Would you eat insects as part of a sustainable, earth-friendly diet?

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Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought?

Do Now | April 29, 2015 | 100 Comments

Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought?

For the past four years, California has been experiencing an historic drought. Governor Jerry Brown recently mandated a 25 percent reduction in urban water use across the state. While this legislation seems to some to be a long overdue move in addressing the growing water crisis, others criticize it for a lack of attention towards California’s large agricultural industry. What do you think?

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Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?

Do Now | April 14, 2015 | 16 Comments

Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?

On March 9, 2015, Apple announced the release of a new tool that enables researchers to build iPhone apps for collecting health data directly from iPhone users. Should we allow apps to collect private health data for research?

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To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild?

Do Now | March 31, 2015 | 120 Comments

To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild?

For centuries, museums and scientists have been collecting animals, plants and other organisms from the wild for research purposes. To what extent do you think collecting living and nonliving specimens should be allowed?

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What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future?

6 -12 Science | March 17, 2015 | 116 Comments

What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future?

As we face the consequences of a changing climate, many people wonder how we can most effectively change the consumptive habits of U.S. citizens. Is it more effective to change people’s behavior and attitudes or have the government implement regulations?

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