Using animals to test for scientific and commercial purposed is a complicated and controversial issue. View what students had to say when asked, When should animals be used for research or industry testing, if ever? Explain your reasoning. Do you think that we should use animal testing in scientific and industry research? When? What kinds of regulations do you think industries should have for using animals in research?
Explore the connections between engineering and science with KQED’s new, free e-book, Engineering Is Saving the World with Cookstoves. Learn how researchers designed a new, more efficient cookstove to improve the quality of life for families in Darfur.
The Keeling Curve is one of the most compelling pieces of scientific evidence that shows that carbon dioxide (CO2) is accumulating in our atmosphere. Click on the red circles in the interactive to learn more about the Keeling Curve, which plots CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere over time.
Vi Rapp is a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and focuses her research on improving combustion systems. One aspect of her work is designing cleaner, more efficient cookstoves. Watch this video to learn more about Vi Rapp.
Climate change is primarily caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gases, or heat-trapping gases, in the atmosphere. Click on the touch icons in the interactive to see sources of the main greenhouse gases.
Keep your tissues handy, it’s cough/cold season! On average, millions of Americans suffer from the common cold 2-3 times per year. View what students had to say when asked, Should cold sufferers wear medical masks to help prevent spreading germs? Would you wear one the next time you have a cold?
Scientists around the globe have noticed that over the last 40 years Earth, as a whole, has been warming. This phenomenon, known as global warming, is affecting regional climates differently. View this interactive graphic to learn about its effects.