As technology becomes increasingly present in the classroom, teachers’ roles as mentors & learning facilitators continue to grow. How do educators make sense of what youth are producing today — driven by interests & passion — and mediated by digital tools & openly networked platforms? This outstanding webinar, hosted by Jon Barilone of the Connected […]
Scientists have long known that reducing greenhouse gas emissions can help mitigate climate change, but that is easier said than done. Who is responsible for curtailing emissions? Is it carbon-emitting industries and businesses who manufacture consumer goods, or us, the consumers of those goods?
What a way to start out the school year! Did the South Napa quake trigger a landslide of questions from your students about why earthquakes happen, what faults are, or if scientists can predict quakes? Explore the science of earthquakes, from the Bay Area and beyond, with the following resources. Earthquake Explainer This media-rich collection […]
In 2012, California launched its cap-and-trade program. In this program, the government sets a limit on the total amount of allowable carbon emissions from businesses, refineries, manufacturers and power plants. Some people think that a tax on carbon emissions would be better. How do you think companies can best be regulated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
Women have made great strides in fighting for equality in America, but are there factors that still hold women back in certain areas like science? In our #DoNowSexism post, we asked students, What do you have to say about the reasons and realities of sexism in science? What are the barriers, if any, to women in STEM careers?
Should water be free for everyone? In the past few weeks, students across the nation debated about whether or not water is a right or a commodity in our #DoNowWater post. We asked students, Should we consider water as a commodity, available only to those who can pay for it, or as a right, freely available to everyone to use (and to waste)?
There is a significant gender gap between men and women in the sciences. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that although women make up around 50% of the workforce, they only comprise 26% of the employees in STEM fields. What is your take on the underrepresentation of women in science?
Within the past couple of weeks, students questioned if e-cigarettes should be regulated more by the government in our #DoNowECigs post. We asked students, Should e-cigarettes be regulated in the same way as traditional tobacco and conventional combustion cigarettes? Why or why not?
These interactive maps and visualizations can engage students with the changing world. Find more media resources for teaching and learning at PBS LearningMedia. Sign up for a free account here. Examine Global Surface Currents This visualization from McDougal Littell/TERC visualizes the relationship between global wind directions and the direction of ocean. When most people think […]