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KQED New Media Storytelling Online Professional Learning Courses

Science | August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

KQED New Media Storytelling Online Professional Learning Courses

Apply to be a part of our Pilot Group! Through consistent, purposeful engagement with social and digital media tools, students can become active digital citizens who can gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas. Educators need spaces where we can purposefully engage with social and digital media tools to strengthen our skills […]

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Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

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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Science Spotlight: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Poop

Science | August 7, 2015

Science Spotlight: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Poop

Poop contains a lot of interesting stuff including tons of microbes, like bacteria. Depending on our own health, our poop can harbor both helpful and harmful microbes.

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Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water

Science | July 31, 2015

Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Stanford University have developed a cheap way to clean contaminated drinking water in the slums of Bangladesh.

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E-book: Engineering Is Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

Science | July 23, 2015

E-book: Engineering Is Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

The new, media-rich e-book from QUEST, Engineering Is Bringing Fish Up from the Deep, explores the story of how Academy scientists designed a portable decompression chamber in order to safely transport fish discovered on their expeditions to the Philippines.

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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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