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How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

Do Now | August 7, 2015 | 230 Comments

How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

School lunchrooms are sometimes called the biggest restaurant chain in America, and in districts across the country, there’s a push for healthier, locally sourced ingredients. How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?

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Summer Learning Series: The Science of Cooking

PBS LearningMedia | August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Summer Learning Series: The Science of Cooking

From the science of making cheese to the chemistry of onions, connect food to science and showcase hands-on cooking activities that can be done at school, at summer camp or at home with these videos and activities found in PBS LearningMedia.  PBS LearningMedia has productivity tools for creating interactive learning experiences. Sign up for a free […]

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Back in the Day, Medicare Had Its Haters, Too (And We Never Did “Awake to Socialism”)

News & Civics | August 3, 2015

Back in the Day, Medicare Had Its Haters, Too (And We Never Did “Awake to Socialism”)

Fifty years ago — on July 30, 1965 — President Lyndon Johnson, as part of his War on Poverty, signed into law the bill that created the Medicare and Medicaid federal health insurance programs. Like Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the programs faced staunch opposition and lofty implementation challenges.

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Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

Arts | August 3, 2015 | 44 Comments

Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

In recent decades, American schools have been pressured to increase standardized test scores, causing them to make cuts to programs like visual art, music, dance and theater. Is arts education important to you?

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Since You Can’t Ride BART Across the Bay This Weekend, Might As Well Learn about Its Origins

News & Civics | August 1, 2015

Since You Can’t Ride BART Across the Bay This Weekend, Might As Well Learn about Its Origins

The Bay Area Rapid Transit system transports nearly 400,000 passengers on an average weekday. It’s the nation’s fifth-largest rail system, with 104-miles of track stretching from the far reaches of the Bay Area’s eastern suburbs to San Francisco International Airport, south of the city.

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Engineering is…Solving Poop Problems

General | July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Engineering is…Solving Poop Problems

Here is a sneak peek of a new KQED video, Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water. This video is part of our Engineering Is: Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water e-book. The e-book explores the science and engineering principles behind the Lotus Water project’s device designed to purify drinking water in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The e-book includes videos, […]

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Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water

Science | July 31, 2015

Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Stanford University have developed a cheap way to clean contaminated drinking water in the slums of Bangladesh.

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KQED Science Needs Your Input!

General | July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

KQED Science Needs Your Input!

Science teachers—we’ve reformatted our science and engineering e-books and we’d like to know what you think! Sign up to be part of an exclusive focus group and partner with KQED staff and an independent evaluator to explore our multimedia-rich e-books. Your input can influence how the materials are used. Participants will receive a $50 gift […]

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What Would You Explore with a Foldscope?

Do Now | July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

What Would You Explore with a Foldscope?

A bioengineer at Stanford University has designed an inexpensive, origami microscope–called a Foldscope–to allow people from around the world to make discoveries and answer their own questions. What would you explore with a Foldscope?

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Ranu Mukherjee’s Hybrid Films

Art School | July 27, 2015

Ranu Mukherjee’s Hybrid Films

Ranu Mukherjee created the term hybrid film to describe her dynamic, animated artworks created with hundreds of layers of photography, paintings and digital imagery.

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