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

Science | June 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

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

California is in the middle of one of the biggest droughts in the state’s written history. Read what students had to say about whether or not California’s agricultural industry should have more water restrictions due to the drought.

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

Science | May 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

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

There is some questioning regarding the ethics of using an app to collect medical data from individuals, and it has sparked a bit of controversy. Read what students had to say about the ethics of allowing apps to collect personal data for research.

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Meet the #iBooksAuthor: The Making of an iBooks Textbook

Science | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Meet the #iBooksAuthor: The Making of an iBooks Textbook

What’s possible with iBooks Author? Join an esteemed Twitter panel, including KQED iBooks Textbook co-author Andrea Aust (@KQEDAust) and discover how educators and organizations are innovating with iBooks Author. Plus get behind the scenes details about the making of KQED’s iBooks Textbook collection. Join #ADEchat on Twitter this Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00pm PST. Find […]

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Custom Professional Learning for Bay Area and California Teachers

Science | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Custom Professional Learning for Bay Area and California Teachers

KQED is pleased to offer a variety of free, customizable trainings and professional learning opportunities for Bay Area and California teachers to support the effective use of digital media in the classroom. Designed for schools, districts, professional learning communities, or other groups of educators, these experiences can take on a number of different forms depending on the needs […]

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Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student

Science | May 14, 2015

Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student

Elijah Martin is a graduate student in Dr. Deepak Srivastava’s Lab at Gladstone Institutes where he studies how the heart develops.

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Bending Light with a New Kind of Microscope

Science | May 7, 2015

Bending Light with a New Kind of Microscope

Learn how microscopes work by using lenses to bend light to magnify objects.

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To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild? Students Weigh In

Science | May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild? Students Weigh In

There has been a recent debate among scientists about the necessity and effectiveness of collecting specimens from the wild. Read what students had to say about what extent museums and aquariums should be collecting organisms from the wild.

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Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

Science | May 1, 2015

Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

“What if you could drop microscopes literally around the world from an airplane?” Manu Prakash, a professor of bioengineering at Stanford University would often joke with his team. This musing actually heavily influenced the design of their new microscope, a paper origami microscope that can be used for diagnosing diseases in developing countries.

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A Brief History of Earth Day

Science | April 21, 2015

A Brief History of Earth Day

Here’s a quick quiz about the history of Earth Day.

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What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future? Students Weigh In

Science | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future? Students Weigh In

There is no doubt that human consumption can have a negative effect on our environment. Read what students had to say when asked, What’s the best way to create a sustainable future in a changing climate — through government regulation, or through changing people’s habits and attitudes?

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