What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week, we learned …
… one rule followed by Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates: 5 hours of “deliberate learning” a week.
- What are some examples of “deliberate learning”?
- How much time do you spend practicing or learning a skill every week?
… the world’s oldest fossils were just discovered in Greenland.
- What are some other examples of fossils?
- Use this lesson plan to make a tasty “sediment fossil surprise”!
… how to identify fake images online.
… how science can help you sort out your socks.
… that edible batteries could make targeted drug-delivery safer.
- What are some possible uses for edible batteries?
- What are some other ways tiny particles can make big differences in health care?
… a plastic cup and a shop vac will rewrite the history of the universe, and a particle accelerator is bringing peace to the Middle East.
- Where are some other particle accelerators around the world?
- What are some of the particles being accelerated?
… how an underground ice wall is Japan’s “hail Mary” to prevent flooding at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
- What triggered the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown?
- What other places have experienced nuclear accidents?
… our food could soon come packaged in milk.
- Would you buy products made with biodegradable (and edible!) materials, even if they cost more than non-recyclable packaging? If so, how much more would you be willing to pay?
- How much plastic packaging does your class generate in a week?
… the legend of the Choco Taco. (Come for the cultural geography, stay for the sweets.)
- Have you ever eaten a Choco Taco? If so, what memories do you associate with it?
- Can you think of other foods that have been adapted as immigrants move to an area with different food traditions? How about crawfish tacos?
… to listen to a remarkable song made from physics data (and make your own!) and a romantic language created from the air.
- What other unusual sounds or noises do musicians use to create music?
- Can you think of any musical instruments that might not be familiar to Western audiences?
… why there are traffic jams.
- Where do the biggest traffic jams in your area develop?
- How do you think transportation engineers plan roads and bridges to diminish traffic?
2 thoughts on “11 Things We Learned This Week”
This article How To find fake images online it’s not really helpful… It suggests about some websites and we already know about these sites.. The all thing is that use your own brain skills to find out what’s authentic and what’s fake????
Five hours rule!!!! Really a good idea…. For me Nat geo is a key for learning new things.. It’s really good to learn everyday something new.. Something interesting….