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Five K-5 Resources for Exploring Weather

Science | December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Five K-5 Resources for Exploring Weather

K- 5 educators can connect learning with what is going on inside and out. Weather can be used in science and in english language arts or as a bridge between the two. Explore the phenomenon of weather with these 5 multimedia resources from PBS LearningMedia. What’s the Weather? Lesson Plan, Interactive and Videos: Grades K-12 […]

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Five Resources for Engaging in the Microscopic World of Cells

Science | December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Five Resources for Engaging in the Microscopic World of Cells

Teaching about cells can be a bit abstract. Often, classroom microscopes are not capable of illuminating tiny cells and structures and textbook images never quite do the amazing cell justice. Current media resources however, can be just the thing to engage students in this microscopic world! In the Cellular Structure and Function activity from PBS […]

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Four Great Sites for Teaching About the Science of Winter Sports

Science | December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Four Great Sites for Teaching About the Science of Winter Sports

Winter break is just around the corner! And there’s a good chance that some of your students will be watching or participating in winter sports during the break or over the next few months. Engage students with examples of scientific concepts in action! Teach about the science of skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding, ice skating and […]

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Do Now #53: Cap-and-Trade for Carbon?

Science | December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #53: Cap-and-Trade for Carbon?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNow53 For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now California recently implemented a cap-and-trade program in order to cut carbon emissions. Would a carbon tax […]

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PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

Science | December 11, 2012 | 10 Comments

PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

Today, science demands sophisticated skills not generally taught as part of standard science curricula. Ideally, science instructional strategies teach a body of knowledge and cultivate other abilities required for the practice of science. For example the scientific community values collaboration and teamwork, critical and focused observation, the use of technology for data collection, evaluation of […]

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Do Now #50: Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Science | November 14, 2012 | 6 Comments

Do Now #50: Climate Change and Extreme Weather

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What role do you think climate change played in Hurricane Sandy? Introduction During the last few […]

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Online PD for Media Making

Science | October 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Online PD for Media Making

Today, science demands sophisticated skills not generally taught as part of standard science curricula. Ideally, classroom instructional strategies in the sciences should teach a scientific body of knowledge and cultivate other abilities required for the practice and process of science. There are many connections between the skills used for media making and those required for […]

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Gearing up for CA Science Education Conference 2012!

Science | October 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

Gearing up for CA Science Education Conference 2012!

KQED Education and Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) are working together to present a workshop at this year’s California Science Education Conference on October 19 – 21 in San Jose. We’ll introduce open-ended, creative activities that explore K-2 students’ understanding of physical science and math concepts in structures they see everyday, such as buildings, playgrounds, […]

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Do Now #43: Nuclear Energy

Science | October 10, 2012 | 28 Comments

Do Now #43: Nuclear Energy

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNow43 For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What do you think about expanding the use of nuclear energy in California? Would you support […]

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Hive Pop-Up Learning Lab Will Engage Bay Area Youth in Digital Media

Science | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hive Pop-Up Learning Lab Will Engage Bay Area Youth in Digital Media

Two-day event in October is first collaborative event for San Francisco Learning Lab partners as grant-funded programs take shape. The Bay Area Video Coalition, California Academy of Sciences, KQED and San Francisco Public Library will collaborate on the first San Francisco Hive Pop-Up Learning Lab on October 26-27, 2012. The two-day event will provide local […]

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