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Participate in our KQED Science Education E-books Feedback Workshops

Science | November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Participate in our KQED Science Education E-books Feedback Workshops

We need your help! KQED Education has developed four e-books (Earthquake, River Delta, Biotechnology, and Energy) and we’re looking feedback to ensure we’re developing the most useful and useable materials possible. Who are we looking for? Middle and high school science teachers with some experience using iPads in the classroom and/or with access to iPads at their schools.

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California Science Education Conference (CSTA) Quick Picks

Science | October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

California Science Education Conference (CSTA) Quick Picks

The California Science Education Conference in Palm Springs starts tomorrow.  Below is a list of select sessions and events chosen from a long list of interesting options.  See you there! Friday, October 25th  Keynote Address 9:15am – 10:45am Primrose B CSTA President, Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state of the association and the […]

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Four Great Resources for the California Science Teachers’ Conference

Science | October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Four Great Resources for the California Science Teachers’ Conference

The California Science Teachers’ Conference begins next week.  Come visit us in the exhibit hall or join us for one of several sessions at the California Science Education Conference taking place in Palm Springs, October 25-27th. California Science Education Conference is the annual conference of the California Science Teachers’ Association (CSTA). Below is a list of KQED […]

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KQED at the California STEM Symposium

Science | October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

KQED at the California STEM Symposium

Advancing STEM education in California is critically necessary to ensure that current and future generations of California students can compete in, and be a productive contributor to, a dynamic 21st century economy. To meet this goal, their education must contain academic rigor. With the implementation of Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, now […]

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Science Educators: Participate in our Online Focus Group!

Science | August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Science Educators: Participate in our Online Focus Group!

KQED Education is looking for science educators to participate in a study of our online professional development materials. These online training modules are designed to teach educators how to use and create media in their secondary science classrooms. We would like to refine and expand these online training offerings, and need your feedback to do […]

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The Science of Sounds

Science | June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Science of Sounds

How does the ear collect sound? Does the shape of the ear matter for hearing? Can you really hear someone talking through two tin cans connected by a string? There are countless questions that can be investigated by studying the science of sound. According to the Next Generation Science Standards, first and fourth grade students […]

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Digital Mapping: A Way to Get Grounded

Science | June 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

Digital Mapping: A Way to Get Grounded

 “I live in the country of California.” I heard this statement from one of my third graders after a geography study and disappointedly, it wasn’t a true/false game. Learning geography and its terminology may be abstract for a young student who hasn’t traveled further than his neighborhood block. Reading maps can also be complicated. Having […]

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Summer Workshop Series: A Walk Down Sensory Lane

Science | June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer Workshop Series: A Walk Down Sensory Lane

Young children love learning about the natural world. And, as educators, we want students to care about the world by studying and learning from it. But a nature study may only happen on a field trip or through the lens of a class-made biosphere. The schoolyard itself or a walk along the school boundaries doesn’t […]

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Videos for Observing Patterns in Nature

Science | June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Videos for Observing Patterns in Nature

Working with pattern blocks, tangrams, and 3D shapes are part of every elementary teacher’s geometry curriculum. But have you ever gone outdoors and observed nature’s design? The natural world is filled with geometric patterns. The sunflower, pine cone, and pineapple are examples where you’ll see the Fibonnaci sequence. Lightning, arteries, and river deltas are examples […]

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Five Resources for Exploring the Backyard

Science | June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Five Resources for Exploring the Backyard

Some of the best adventures take place in our own backyard! This summer, motivate your intrepid backyard explorers with PBS LearningMedia’s collection of free lesson plans, videos, and interactive games that explore the buzzing, slithering, burrowing world of insects and critters. Use these resources to enhance everyday learning opportunities and to reinforce key concepts in […]

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