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Students Talk Art: The Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life

Arts | April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Talk Art: The Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life

Many artists recognize the seven elements of art as being line, space, texture, form, color, value, and shape. Artists consciously or unconsciously, use a combination of these elements in their artwork. Read what students said when asked, Where do you notice the seven elements of art in your daily life?

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How Much Precious California Water Did You Just Eat? Finding the Water Footprint of Your Food

News & Civics | April 13, 2015

How Much Precious California Water Did You Just Eat? Finding the Water Footprint of Your Food

Looking to minimize your water footprint at the dinner table? According to a new Los Angeles Times data analysis, the raw ingredients in that meal require less water to produce than almost any other combo plate of a protein, a fruit/veggie, a starch and a beverage. Use the site’s new interactive tool to build a combination of meals and see how much water is needed to produce California’s most commonly consumed foods (sources and methodology listed at the bottom of the graphic).

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Do You Feel Safe at School?

Do Now: Government and Civics | April 10, 2015 | 84 Comments

Do You Feel Safe at School?

Schools are constantly grappling with how to keep students safe. Do you feel safe at school? How does your school prepare for disasters?

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The History of Dogpatch [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Arts in the Community | April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The History of Dogpatch [Youth-Produced Short Film]

An interesting, and “completely factual” narrative on the history of Dog Patch. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24 sponsored by Hive Bay Area.

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Does Pop Culture Affect Your Views on Feminism?

Arts | April 7, 2015 | 9 Comments

Does Pop Culture Affect Your Views on Feminism?

Beyoncé is one of a few pop stars making a stand for feminism—a term that represents the equality of all people regardless of their gender. How are women of color, such as Beyoncé—who identify as modern feminists—changing the landscape of pop culture today?

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How Much Water Do Californians Use? What Would A 25 Percent Reduction Look Like?

News & Civics | April 6, 2015

How Much Water Do Californians Use? What Would A 25 Percent Reduction Look Like?

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday observed the dismal snow survey results before announcing California’s first ever mandatory statewide water reductions. The executive action mandates the state’s 400 local water supply agencies, which serve roughly 90 percent of California residents, to reduce urban (non-agricultural) water consumption by 25 percent over the coming year. But that begs some important questions: namely, how much water does the average Californian actually consume and what would a 25 percent reduction look like?

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Students Celebrate Black History Month with Music

Arts | April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Celebrate Black History Month with Music

At the last Academy Awards, Common and John Legend moved audiences with their acceptance speech for their collaborated song, “Glory,” that appeared in the film Selma. Their speech was described as “connecting the struggles of the film with modern conflicts of police brutality, mass incarceration, and voting rights.” Music has played a huge role in […]

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What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED?

Do Now | April 3, 2015 | 90 Comments

What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED?

Would you consider earning a high school equivalency certification instead of a high school diploma? What, if anything, does the high school experience offers versus the potential “shortcut” of a GED? How well does high school fit your learning needs?

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Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree? Students Weigh In

Recent surveys done by The Pew Research Center in collaboration with the AAAS show that scientists and adults in the United States have differing views on many science-related issues. Hear what students had to say when asked why there is this often difference of opinion.

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E-book: Engineering Is Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

Science | April 2, 2015

E-book: Engineering Is Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

The ocean’s mysterious twilight zone is home to a wealth of fish species, many that are new to researchers. In this e-book from KQED, discover how scientists from the California Academy of Sciences engineered a device to safely transport live fish from the twilight zone back to the Academy’s aquarium for further study.

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