Donate

RSSEducation

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/14/is-project-based-learning-the-way-to-go/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=is-project-based-learning-the-way-to-go target=_blank >Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?</a>

QUEST | October 14, 2014

Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

From KQED Education Do Now: More than 5,000 schools nationwide have transitioned from traditional learning methods to project-based learning (PBL). Should all schools move in this direction and implement PBL in their science classes?

Continue Reading

Join a Series of Geological Treasure Hunts With Earth Science Week 2014

KQED Science | October 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Join a Series of Geological Treasure Hunts With Earth Science Week 2014

The annual open-ended celebration of geology and its related sciences takes place all this coming week. See what's happening and where to take part.

Continue Reading

Why Scientists are Seen as Competent but Untrustworthy (and Why it Matters)

KQED Science | October 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Why Scientists are Seen as Competent but Untrustworthy (and Why it Matters)

According to a recent study, the public's distrust of scientists has gotten so bad that they are now on par with CEOs and lawyers. This loss of trust will almost certainly have profound implications for our future.

Continue Reading

<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/can-project-based-learning-close-gaps-in-science-education/ target=_blank >Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?</a>

Mindshift | September 26, 2014

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Putting kids to work on meaningful projects can transform classrooms into beehives of inquiry and discovery, but relatively few rigorous studies have examined how well this teaching method actually works. An encouraging new report describes preliminary, first-year outcomes from a study of 3,000 middle school students that shows kids ...Read More

Continue Reading

Environmentalists Sue Over Crude-by-Rail Safety

KQED Science | September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Environmentalists Sue Over Crude-by-Rail Safety

The environmental group Earthjustice is suing the U.S. Department of Transportation over the safety of the rail cars used to carry crude oil to California and around the country.

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/how-to-plant-a-backyard-rain-garden/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-plant-a-backyard-rain-garden target=_blank >How to Plant a Backyard Rain Garden</a>

QUEST | June 5, 2014

How to Plant a Backyard Rain Garden

This growing season, consider planting a different kind of garden, one that will sop up stormwater and take pressure off the sewage system. ...Read More

Continue Reading

<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/05/robots-in-the-classroom-what-are-they-good-for/ target=_blank >Robots in the Classroom: What Are They Good For?</a>

Mindshift | May 27, 2014

Robots in the Classroom: What Are They Good For?

Some educators are experimenting with using robots in the classroom to engage students and help explain abstract concepts that students often misunderstand. ...Read More

Continue Reading

<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201405270900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Journalist Alan Weisman Warns of Overpopulation Crisis</a>

Forum | May 27, 2014

Journalist Alan Weisman Warns of Overpopulation Crisis

In his 2007 book "The World Without Us," author and journalist Alan Weisman explored some harrowing questions about what Earth would look like without people. In his new book, "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?", he focuses on the perils of overpopulation. The population of Earth ...Read More

Continue Reading

<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201401290850/b target=_blank >Stem Cell Agency Puts $40 Million Up For Grabs in Genomic Research Grants</a>

The California Report | January 29, 2014

Stem Cell Agency Puts $40 Million Up For Grabs in Genomic Research Grants

The board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine meets in Berkeley today. It's expected to vote to spend as much as $40 million dollars on genomic research, the study of genes and their relationships. Scientists from across California and beyond have been vying for this major investment, but a ...Read More

Continue Reading

<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/01/to-inspire-learning-architects-reimagine-learning-spaces/ target=_blank >To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces</a>

Mindshift | January 28, 2014

To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces

As schools refocus on team-based, interdisciplinary learning, they're moving away from standardized, teach-to-test programs that assume a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching. Instead, there is a growing awareness that students learn in a variety of ways, and the differences should be supported. With that in mind, here's how one architecture firm ...Read More

Continue Reading

It’s Geek Week – Bay Area Science Festival Kicks Off

KQED Science | October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s Geek Week – Bay Area Science Festival Kicks Off

The Bay Area’s proving to be a trendsetter in yet another way: events that celebrate science. The annual Bay Area Science Festival is getting underway with 50 events over 10 days.

Continue Reading

Climate Scientist to Politicians: It’s Time to Face the Facts

KQED Science | August 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

Climate Scientist to Politicians: It’s Time to Face the Facts

In California, polling shows that most people think climate change is already having an effect. But scientists are concerned that politicians are not acting fast enough. Now a UC Berkeley professor is urging other scientists to speak out.

Continue Reading

Career Spotlight: Bioengineer

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Career Spotlight: Bioengineer

Tejal Desai is a bioengineering professor at UC San Francisco who is investigating new treatments for diabetes. Using nanotechnology, she is developing a tiny capsule that contains pancreatic cells that produce insulin.

Continue Reading

Career Spotlight: Population Geneticist

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Career Spotlight: Population Geneticist

Ryan Hernandez is an assistant professor at UC San Francisco in the department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences. His lab studies patterns of genetic variation between human populations.

Continue Reading

Career Spotlight: Neurobiologist

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Career Spotlight: Neurobiologist

Eva LaDow is a post-doctoral fellow at the Gladstone Institutes of Neurological Disease. Her project aims to determine whether any drugs already approved by the FDA may also be used to treat ALS.

Continue Reading

<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/05/can-a-toy-spark-interest-in-engineering-for-girls/ target=_blank >Can a Toy Spark Interest in Engineering for Girls?</a>

Mindshift | May 17, 2013

Can a Toy Spark Interest in Engineering for Girls?

Katrina Schwartz It’s a common refrain that there aren’t enough women in jobs that require math and science skills like engineering and computer science. Though more programs are cropping up geared towards girls involved in science through camps, rocketry clubs or with more focused courses on STEM subjects, the gender imbalance is still striking. The … Continue reading → »

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/05/16/thinking-like-a-pirate-or-a-scientist/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thinking-like-a-pirate-or-a-scientist target=_blank >Thinking Like a Pirate – or a Scientist</a>

QUEST | May 16, 2013

Thinking Like a Pirate – or a Scientist

New understandings about how scientists think inspire changes in school science standards. »

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/05/06/scrounging-for-research-dollars/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=scrounging-for-research-dollars target=_blank >Scrounging for Research Dollars</a>

QUEST | May 6, 2013

Scrounging for Research Dollars

If you’re a scientist these days, getting the money to do your research is a lot like getting into Stanford or Yale. Assuming you aren’t rich or connected, being incredibly skilled, hardworking and accomplished isn’t enough. You need to get lucky too.

Continue Reading