12 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org.

This week, we learned…

… Jellyfish Lake is running out of jellyfish.


… how these six maps can change the way we think about the world.



… there is an interactive way to track how race and class impact performance in your school district.



… it’s never too late to return a library book.


…how a Virginia school district is working to incorporate “making” into all aspects of learning


… what happens when you try to convert a Colombian megachurch to Orthodox Judaism.

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Orthodox Jewish children ride a school bus in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic


… small colleges are redefining their missions, and having to justify their existence.


… what theatergoers ate at Shakespeare’s plays. (hint: not chili peppers like the actors in this video)


… how the Inuit went from igloo to internet in 50 years.

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Igloos in Greenland; photo by Robert E. Peary, National Geographic (1894)


… that Louisiana is coping with some of the fastest rates of land loss in the world. The U.S. is settling its first climate refugees.


… that maps can serve as scientific time machines.



… how a cloud appreciation society rattled the scientific community.

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Tourists on South Rim watch thunderhead cloud forming in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Photo by Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org.

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