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Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

Science | March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

It’s natural to wonder why we are the way we are. Is a person more prone to be aggressive because of their genetics or the environment they were raised in as a child? Within the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed what shapes people the most: nature or nurture. In our #DoNowNurture post, […]

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Submit Your Video to BAYMN FEST 2014!

Science | March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Submit Your Video to BAYMN FEST 2014!

The call for entries is now open for young folks to submit their videos to BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24. Sponsored by HIVE, this two-day event will be a unique opportunity for youth, educators and the general public to celebrate the work of talented young media makers.

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California STEM Symposium Wrap-Up

Science | November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

California STEM Symposium Wrap-Up

By Laura Robledo Science, technology, engineering and mathematics offer countless opportunities. People with degrees in STEM are at the center of discovering new cures in medicine, exploring the world beyond what we see with our eyes, and creating new technological devices that perhaps will allow us to drive flying cars one day. However, not enough […]

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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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