When Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old inventor, recently took his homemade clock to school to share with faculty and peers, his clock was confiscated, he was placed under arrest and was accused of being in possession of a “hoax bomb.” The incident set off an intense debate about race, public safety and invention. With tinkering, making and self-directed learning becoming more popular, should we set restrictions on what science projects students are allowed to make and bring to school?
Explore the work of science and engineering with these resources from PBS LearningMedia. Through resources profiling careers in engineering and an interactive that investigates three possible career paths in engineering technologies, students can learn about the ways in which scientists and engineers work in many different settings, including colleges and universities, businesses and industries, specific […]
Spark your students’ curiosity in engineering and technology by introducing them to the designers, inventors, and clever thinkers featured in PBS LearningMedia. Use their stories to illustrate various themes of study like the engineering design process and the impact of technology. For free access to PBS LearningMedia, register today! Designing a Wheelchair for Rugby Grades […]
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 […]
Download Educators’ Activities Here This is the seventh interview in our Work Voices series for ESL educators. Henri Gonnet is from France and came to this country 25 years ago. He now works in the green tech field at Solar City, having been fascinated by the world of electricity, and in particular the growing world […]
Kam Gan, a Chinese immigrant living in San Francisco, may not have ever thought it possible to go into engineering as a career. But an after school program in robotics has inspired her to envision an education — and eventually a job — in this male-dominated field. Watch the video below. Co-produced by Tina Barseghian […]
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 do you think would happen to your home if an earthquake similar to the 1989 […]