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Play Ball in PBS LearningMedia: Resources California Educators are Cheering For!

6 -12 Science | June 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Play Ball in PBS LearningMedia: Resources California Educators are Cheering For!

Sports are a hit with kids both on the field and in the classroom. Teachers can bring the ball play inside with these engaging resources from KQED in PBS LearningMedia. Here are two great resources that connect baseball to physics. Take a swing at connections between your curriculum and baseball. Below are two of the […]

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Science Action Clubs: Bringing Technology and Action Into Afterschool Science

6 -12 Science | May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Science Action Clubs: Bringing Technology and Action Into Afterschool Science

by Courtney Rudd The California Academy of Sciences’ Science Action Clubs ignite the spark for science in middle school youth. These action-filled science clubs occur once per week during the school year in after-school programs at several of San Francisco Unified School District’s Middle Schools. Both students and a select group of afterschool Activity Leaders […]

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Do Now #30: Making a Meal of Mealworms

6 -12 Science | May 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #30: Making a Meal of Mealworms

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Would you consider eating insects? What if food resources were scarce? Introduction Ask your friends or […]

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Do Now #26:  Earth Day…Every Day?

6 -12 Science | March 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Do Now #26: Earth Day…Every Day?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Do you make it a regular practice to care for the environment? If so, what do […]

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Computer-Using Educators Visit the Heat to Share What’s Hot

6 -12 Science | March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Computer-Using Educators Visit the Heat to Share What’s Hot

I occasionally find myself sitting in conference sessions and meetings and have to silently chuckle about the amount of electronic devices in my possession–a laptop, iPad, iPhone and all of the chargers and accessories that accompany them. However, at the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Annual Conference in Palm Springs last week, I was far from the […]

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Do Now #22: Wolves in our Midst

6 -12 Science | March 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #22: Wolves in our Midst

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now California had its first wolf since 1924 venture into the state for two months. Should the […]

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KQED Science Youth Media Festival

6 -12 Science | February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

KQED Science Youth Media Festival

Applications are now open for the 1st Annual KQED Science Youth Media Festival, hosted at California Academy of Sciences on June 10, 2012, 3-5pm. Deadline for submission: April 15, 2012 The theme for this year’s festival is Nature and Environmental Science. We are looking for videos produced by youth who are either in middle school […]

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Do Now #18: Turning Resolutions into Habits

6 -12 Science | February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #18: Turning Resolutions into Habits

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDedspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Have you stuck with them? Why or why not? […]

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Mobile Devices:  When You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

6 -12 Science | January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mobile Devices: When You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

Embrace them! Mobile devices are ubiquitous and they are here to stay. Instead of banning them from our schools’ classrooms, let’s give educators the support and resources necessary to adopt the notion that mobile devices can be effective learning tools for students. Participants in this year’s QUEST Science Education Institute explored the idea of using […]

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Do Now #14: Earth-Like Planet

6 -12 Science | January 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #14: Earth-Like Planet

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDedspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Do you think it is important for scientists to be searching for signs of extraterrestrial life?  […]

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