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How Would You Design a Bicycle?

6 -12 Science | July 15, 2015 | 4 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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Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | May 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research? Students Weigh In

There is some questioning regarding the ethics of using an app to collect medical data from individuals, and it has sparked a bit of controversy. Read what students had to say about the ethics of allowing apps to collect personal data for research.

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To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild? Students Weigh In

There has been a recent debate among scientists about the necessity and effectiveness of collecting specimens from the wild. Read what students had to say about what extent museums and aquariums should be collecting organisms from the wild.

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What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future? Students Weigh In

Community Voices | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future? Students Weigh In

There is no doubt that human consumption can have a negative effect on our environment. Read what students had to say when asked, What’s the best way to create a sustainable future in a changing climate — through government regulation, or through changing people’s habits and attitudes?

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Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree? Students Weigh In

Recent surveys done by The Pew Research Center in collaboration with the AAAS show that scientists and adults in the United States have differing views on many science-related issues. Hear what students had to say when asked why there is this often difference of opinion.

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Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos? Students Weigh In

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the UK’s February 3rd decision to authorize mitochondrial DNA modification in embryos. This new law has taken on the names “three-person embryo” and “three-person babies” law. There is no doubting the social complications and controversy that this law may bring about. People who support the UK’s decision argue […]

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Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree?

Do Now: Science | March 3, 2015 | 47 Comments

Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree?

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, scientists and the public have differing views on science-related issues. Why do you think scientists and the public disagree?

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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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