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Explorer magazine announces special issue devoted to women in science

A scientist who changed the way the world sees chimpanzees. A linguist who explored the Puno region of Peru in search of a new language. A 16-year-old explorer who skied across the South Pole, unaided and unassisted. What do these people have in common? All are women. National Geographic Explorer magazine’s January-February 2019 issue tells the tales of these three enterprising women—primatologist Jane Goodall, linguist Sandhya … Continue reading Explorer magazine announces special issue devoted to women in science

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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … the oldest stories in the world are true. The oldest stories in the world also helped map it—find out how.     … the Underground Railroad ran south as well as north. Use our activity to introduce the Underground Railroad to primary students.     … why scientists use pasta to explain neutron stars, some of the most bizarre … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

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Educator Spotlight: Uncovering an Ecological Mystery

Stefanie Frump challenged her high school students to consider what would happen if Tampa Bay’s blue crabs disappeared. Groups of students took on the perspectives of different stakeholders, presented possible solutions, and considered each other’s needs and ideas while developing a compromise. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Uncovering an Ecological Mystery

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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … loneliness can start—and be mitigated—in the classroom. Use resources from the good folks at Edutopia to help create a healthy school culture through social and emotional learning.   … archaeologists identified the oldest weapons in North America, and the oldest intact shipwreck in the world. Why are so many ancient shipwrecks preserved in the dark waters of the Black … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week