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Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

Do Now Round-Ups | 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 | 0 Comments

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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Videos for Observing Patterns in Nature

K-5 Science | June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Videos for Observing Patterns in Nature

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 […]

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‘Cell Phone Radiation’

Bay Area Youth Media Network | June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

‘Cell Phone Radiation’

Produced by youth from Project WISE, a collaboration between Crissy Field Center and Galileo High School, this film investigates the harmful effectcs of cell phone radiation.

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‘Stardust’

Bay Area Youth Media Network | June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

‘Stardust’

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.

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