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An Interactive Map Tracking Western Wildfires

News & Civics | June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Interactive Map Tracking Western Wildfires

Wildfires have always plagued the West, but according to the National Interagency Fire Center, thirty-six wildfires burned through eight western States this past year. Around 2.5 million acres have been burned across the west in states ranging from California to Wyoming.

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Water is a Right for Everyone

Do Now Round-Ups | May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Water is a Right for Everyone

Should water be free for everyone? In the past few weeks, students across the nation debated about whether or not water is a right or a commodity in our #DoNowWater post. We asked students, Should we consider water as a commodity, available only to those who can pay for it, or as a right, freely available to everyone to use (and to waste)?

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Six Interactive Lessons to Explore the Changing Earth

PBS LearningMedia | May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Six Interactive Lessons to Explore the Changing Earth

These interactive maps and visualizations can engage students with the changing world. Find more media resources for teaching and learning at PBS LearningMedia. Sign up for a free account here. Examine Global Surface Currents This visualization from McDougal Littell/TERC visualizes the relationship between global wind directions and the direction of ocean. When most people think […]

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Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cause More Harm Than Good

Community Voices | April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cause More Harm Than Good

During the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed whether or not the government should invest their time and money into creating the Keystone XL pipeline in our #DoNowKeystone post. We asked students, Do you think the Obama administration should approve the Keystone XL pipeline? Why or Why not? What information should be considered in making this decision?

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Would You Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Do Now | March 18, 2014 | 8 Comments

Would You Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline?

With increasing concern about carbon dioxide emissions, climate change and American energy independence, environmentalists, politicians and the oil industry have been butting heads over the development of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which requires the Obama administration’s approval before construction can begin. Do you think the Obama administration should approve this effort?

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TRY THIS! Summertime Learning Experiments

PBS LearningMedia | June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

TRY THIS! Summertime Learning Experiments

This summer, use PBS LearningMedia’s “interactives” to experiment, manipulate, and investigate! With over 30,000 free videos, interactive games, audio clips, essays, and lesson plans, PBS LearningMedia helps you to keep learning alive all season long. Invite your students to explore velocity, temperature, fish adaptations, and climate with this collection of featured games: Cooking with Sugar, […]

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Cigarette Butts and Their Impact on the Environment

Community Voices | June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cigarette Butts and Their Impact on the Environment

Produced by youth from Project WISE, a collaboration between Crissy Field Center and Galileo High School, this film investigates the harmful effectcs of cigarette butts on the environment.

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Do Now #74: Earth Day

Do Now | 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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Do Now #73: An Acidic Ocean For All?

Do Now | 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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Seven Reasons to Integrate PBS LearningMedia into Science Curriculum

PBS LearningMedia | February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Seven Reasons to Integrate PBS LearningMedia into Science Curriculum

Multimedia as a tool can enhance and strengthen the impact of activities in the field and in the science classroom.  PBS LearningMedia videos, audio and interactives engage students and can be used to effectively demonstrate science concepts as well as to reinforce media literacy technologies as part of a core science curriculum.  Here are 7 […]

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