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How Would You Design a Bicycle?

6 -12 Science | June 13, 2014 | 3 Comments

How Would You Design a Bicycle?

Learning to ride a bicycle is a strong memory from many of our childhoods. How did you learn how to ride a bicycle? What would you change about how today’s bicycles are designed?

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Sexism in Science Is Caused By Traditional Gender Roles

Community Voices | June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sexism in Science Is Caused By Traditional Gender Roles

Women have made great strides in fighting for equality in America, but are there factors that still hold women back in certain areas like science? In our #DoNowSexism post, we asked students, What do you have to say about the reasons and realities of sexism in science? What are the barriers, if any, to women in STEM careers?

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Sexism in Science?

Do Now | May 14, 2014 | 6 Comments

Sexism in Science?

There is a significant gender gap between men and women in the sciences. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that although women make up around 50% of the workforce, they only comprise 26% of the employees in STEM fields. What is your take on the underrepresentation of women in science?

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Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

Community Voices | March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

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, […]

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Humans Should Not Decide the Fate of Other Species

Do Now Round-Ups | February 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

Humans Should Not Decide the Fate of Other Species

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?

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Quick Picks: STEAM Resources

PBS LearningMedia | February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quick Picks: STEAM Resources

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 […]

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California STEM Symposium Wrap-Up

Events & Conferences | November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

California STEM Symposium Wrap-Up

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 […]

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KQED at the California STEM Symposium

Events & Conferences | October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

KQED at the California STEM Symposium

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 […]

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Science Educators: Participate in our Online Focus Group!

6 -12 Science | August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Science Educators: Participate in our Online Focus Group!

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 […]

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Students Make Videos to Document their Inquiry-Based Learning

In the Classroom | June 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Students Make Videos to Document their Inquiry-Based Learning

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.

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