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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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PD Module #3: Videos for Science Education (self-paced)

Science | June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

PD Module #3: Videos for Science Education (self-paced)

As science educators, we know how important critical thinking and new technology skills are in the scientific community. The ability to question and make sense of the world around us is a skill we value highly in the scientific world. We recognize that if our students are going to become the next scientific innovators and responsible citizens, they need, skills to gather and evaluate data, make informed decisions, and communicate their ideas to others.

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Top Five Videos to Teach Sounds in Nature

Science | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Top Five Videos to Teach Sounds in Nature

When you hear crickets chirping or birds tweeting, do you wonder what it all means? From orcas and shrimps to beetles and chimpanzees, every species communicates verbally or non-verbally to transmit information to others. The cues could signal courtship and mating, the approach of predators, territorial boundaries, a food source, or pure joy. To the […]

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From Criminal Investigations to the Climate Crisis: Biotechnology Classroom Resources

Science | May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

From Criminal Investigations to the Climate Crisis: Biotechnology Classroom Resources

Biotechnology is a rapidly growing field that uses research tools from biology and chemistry to find solutions to current scientific problems. Some biotechnology professionals look for the genetic basis of disease or factors that affect lifespan. Others focus on solving food shortages, the climate crisis, or criminal investigations. There is a broad assortment of biotechnology […]

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Ecoliteracy Conference: May 4, 2013

Science | April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ecoliteracy Conference: May 4, 2013

Are you interested in having students learn outdoors–beyond the classroom walls? The Bay Area’s diverse ecological landscape is an ideal place for students to develop their understanding of the environment, its importance to our lives and our effects upon it. Join SFUSD and the San Francisco Science, Sustainability, Stewardship (4S) Collaborative as they host the […]

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Do Now #74: Earth Day

Science | April 13, 2013 | 277 Comments

Do Now #74: Earth Day

The first Earth Day celebration was held on April 20, 1970. Its founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson, developed the idea over a seven-year period after he realized that political leaders were not making environmental issues a priority.

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KQED and CUE Partnership

Science | April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

KQED and CUE Partnership

KQED is proud to announce a new educational partner in Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. The two non-profit organizations are excited to begin working collaboratively on resources and programs that will reach a larger audience of educators and students both in Northern California and beyond. KQED is a leader in distributing valuable educational programming on air and […]

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Do Now #73: An Acidic Ocean For All?

Science | April 10, 2013 | 24 Comments

Do Now #73: An Acidic Ocean For All?

Over the past hundred years or so, the ocean has absorbed the carbon dioxide (CO₂) released into the environment from burning fossil fuels. Absorbing these emissions makes our oceans more acidic. This change in the ocean’s pH level is called ocean acidification.

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Climate Change Resources for New Science Standards

Science | March 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Climate Change Resources for New Science Standards

As NPR noted recently, the new nationwide science standards due out soon will recommend that U.S. public school students learn about the climatic shift taking place. PBS LearningMedia has hundreds of multimedia resources to support teaching climate change in the classroom. KQED’s Clue into Climate is a comprehensive unit on climate change exploring fundamental science concepts […]

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The Science of the Human Body: PBS LearningMedia Resources

Science | March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Science of the Human Body: PBS LearningMedia Resources

Explore the science of the human body with PBS LearningMedia! In recognition of Nutrition Awareness Month, PBS LearningMedia is turning the spotlight on the processes and systems that keep the human body in motion. Choose from a robust collection of interactive resources, videos, and lesson plans below – and remember to create an account for […]

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