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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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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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Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree? Students Weigh In

Science | April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree? Students Weigh In

Recent surveys done by The Pew Research Center in collaboration with the AAAS show that scientists and adults in the United States have differing views on many science-related issues. Hear what students had to say when asked why there is this often difference of opinion.

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

Science | April 2, 2015

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

The ocean’s mysterious twilight zone is home to a wealth of fish species, many that are new to researchers. In this e-book from KQED, discover how scientists from the California Academy of Sciences engineered a device to safely transport live fish from the twilight zone back to the Academy’s aquarium for further study.

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Career Spotlight: Biologist

Science | March 20, 2015

Career Spotlight: Biologist

Meet Matt Wandell, a biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences. His work involves feeding the animals, cleaning the tanks and making sure everything in the aquarium stays healthy. Wandell also participates in research expeditions to survey coral reefs and collect organisms. Watch this video to learn more about Matt and what he does.

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What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future?

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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