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Teacher Feature: Water Restrictions with PBS LearningMedia

Science | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Water Restrictions with PBS LearningMedia

What is the value of PBS LearningMedia? PBS LearningMedia is easy to use. You can organize media and create assignments in one place. The icing on the cake is that students can create within the site as well.

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Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought? Students Weigh In

Science | June 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought? Students Weigh In

California is in the middle of one of the biggest droughts in the state’s written history. Read what students had to say about whether or not California’s agricultural industry should have more water restrictions due to the drought.

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How Smart Should We Allow Robots to Get?

Science | June 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

How Smart Should We Allow Robots to Get?

Artificial intelligence is now more available to us than ever before, and it is getting smarter every year. While some scientists envision artificially intelligent robots as rescuers and caretakers of the future, others are worried that creating technology as intelligent as humans might be rather dangerous. How smart do you think we should we allow artificial intelligent to become?

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Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research? Students Weigh In

Science | May 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research? Students Weigh In

There is some questioning regarding the ethics of using an app to collect medical data from individuals, and it has sparked a bit of controversy. Read what students had to say about the ethics of allowing apps to collect personal data for research.

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Meet the #iBooksAuthor: The Making of an iBooks Textbook

Science | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Meet the #iBooksAuthor: The Making of an iBooks Textbook

What’s possible with iBooks Author? Join an esteemed Twitter panel, including KQED iBooks Textbook co-author Andrea Aust (@KQEDAust) and discover how educators and organizations are innovating with iBooks Author. Plus get behind the scenes details about the making of KQED’s iBooks Textbook collection. Join #ADEchat on Twitter this Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00pm PST. Find […]

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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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To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild? Students Weigh In

Science | May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild? Students Weigh In

There has been a recent debate among scientists about the necessity and effectiveness of collecting specimens from the wild. Read what students had to say about what extent museums and aquariums should be collecting organisms from the wild.

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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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