This week, we learned …
Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic
What is the human geography of Papua New Guinea?
An immigrant from Tunisia waits for relatives to greet him in Marseilles, France.
Photograph by Ed Kashi, National Geographic
Adapt this lesson plan on the long-reaching “legacy of litter” in our world ocean.
This is not one of those gestures. At all.
Photograph by Paramount Pictures Corp., courtesy National Geographic
How do chimpanzees and humans use their smarts, as well as gestures, to improve their societies?
Sea-level rise is an impact of global warming. Rising temperatures cause ice to melt at the poles. As this polar ice melts, sea levels rise, causing floods in coastal areas. A storm surge on a Louisiana highway, above, shows the effects of sea level rise.
Photograph courtesy NOAA
Where did some of the first waves of U.S. climate refugees relocate?
The last Franciscan manzanita in San Francisco cannot reproduce without a mate.
Photograph by Daderot, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain
What is another endangered plant on the San Francisco peninsula?
Florida’s legislature started considering two related bills that, if enacted, would let residents recommend which instructional materials teachers in their school district use in their classrooms. (These students are in Turkey.)
Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic
One of our favorite Florida science lessons offers students a dip in the aquifer with a Nat Geo Explorer!
Lamu is an historic port town on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast. Supporters of a planned coal plant say it will help meet the country’s fast-growing demand for electricity and draw investment. Its critics worry that it will damage the area’s fragile marine ecosystem, threaten the livelihoods of fishing communities and pollute the air.
Photograph by Erik (HASH) Hersman, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-2.0
What is coal?
A study has shown that the fact that you have to be slower when you take notes by hand is what makes it more useful in the long run.
Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic
Use our collection of graphic organizers to help students take notes.
Black smokers, like this one along the mid-Atlantic Ridge, are the largest type of ocean vent, and eject the hottest fluids. Vent fluids heated to more than 400° Celsius (752° Fahrenheit) spew out of tall chimneys at rates of up to 5 meters per second (16 feet per second). Their thick black “smoke” is made of tiny particles of metals (including iron and copper) and salts (mostly sulfates).
Photograph by Stephen Low Distribution Inc.
What is deepsea mining?
Lucky field-trippers improve their test scores with Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Art.
Photograph by Melissa Farlow, National Geographic
Use our road-trip boredom busters on the way to and from your field trip destination.
In addition to being #1 overall, Iowa was also the top-ranked state in the “Infrastructure” category.
How does one of our Iowa educators take geo-inquiry from the prairie to Peru?