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Climate Change: Beyond the Headlines

6 -12 Science | December 3, 2014

Climate Change: Beyond the Headlines

Explore California’s drought, sea level rise, renewable energy and more at the touch of your finger tip! Clue into Climate is a new e-book series about the science behind climate change with interactive animations, infographics, videos and audio reports from KQED and its partners.

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The Inequalities of Climate Change Visualized

News & Civics | September 29, 2014

The Inequalities of Climate Change Visualized

The Carbon Map was created by Duncan Clark and Robin Houston from the design firm KILN as an entry to the World Bank’s Apps for Climate competition. Recently updated and featured on The Guardian, the map resizes the world’s geography to reflect the nations most responsible for climate change and those most vulnerable to its impacts.

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Cap-and-Trade for Carbon?

6 -12 Science | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cap-and-Trade for Carbon?

In 2012, California launched its cap-and-trade program. In this program, the government sets a limit on the total amount of allowable carbon emissions from businesses, refineries, manufacturers and power plants. Some people think that a tax on carbon emissions would be better. How do you think companies can best be regulated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

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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 | 2 Comments

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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