It’s natural to wonder why we are the way we are. Is a person more prone to be aggressive because of their genetics or the environment they were raised in as a child? Within the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed what shapes people the most: nature or nurture. In our #DoNowNurture post, […]
In the past two weeks, students across the nation explored whether or not it is it ethical to kill the more aggressive barred owl to save the spotted owl in our #DoNowPredator post. We asked students Should we kill one species to save another? Why or why not?
From infusing art practices and design principles into science lessons to integrated learning with STEM and arts, explore this quick list of classroom ready resources to engage students in STEAM learning. Learn more about STEAM. 1. Makers Use the resources in this curated collection, categorized into design, how to (DIY), arts and crafts, robotics, and engineering […]
By Laura Robledo Science, technology, engineering and mathematics offer countless opportunities. People with degrees in STEM are at the center of discovering new cures in medicine, exploring the world beyond what we see with our eyes, and creating new technological devices that perhaps will allow us to drive flying cars one day. However, not enough […]
Advancing STEM education in California is critically necessary to ensure that current and future generations of California students can compete in, and be a productive contributor to, a dynamic 21st century economy. To meet this goal, their education must contain academic rigor. With the implementation of Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, now […]
KQED Education is looking for science educators to participate in a study of our online professional development materials. These online training modules are designed to teach educators how to use and create media in their secondary science classrooms. We would like to refine and expand these online training offerings, and need your feedback to do […]
Crissy Field Center is a dynamic hub of youth engagement for Golden Gate National Parks where they help youth better understand their environment and inspire them to be active citizens in their commmunity. Project WISE is one of their great programs where Environmental Science students from Galileo High School identify local environmental issues and then create experiments to test the magnitude of these potential hazards.
Working with pattern blocks, tangrams, and 3D shapes are part of every elementary teacher’s geometry curriculum. But have you ever gone outdoors and observed nature’s design? The natural world is filled with geometric patterns. The sunflower, pine cone, and pineapple are examples where you’ll see the Fibonnaci sequence. Lightning, arteries, and river deltas are examples […]
Produced by youth from the RYSE Center in Richmond, California, this film explores UC Berkeley’s Stardust@home project, an interactive Internet-based search for interstellar dust in the Stardust aerogel collector within UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory.