This week, we learned …
… that Nicaraguan sign language has fundamentally changed how linguists think. Read of the week!
What other nations have unique sign languages?
… Mary McLeod Bethune will be the first African American represented in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall Collection.
Who was Mary McLeod Bethune? Use this lesson plan from Teaching Tolerance to introduce students to this civil rights pioneer.
… citizen scientists are collecting feathers to help researchers track Australia’s disappearing wetlands.
Find a birdy citizen science project of your own!
… OK Go has a teacher fanbase bringing their videos to class.
How do you use music in your classroom?
… most of the gold in the universe is the result of colliding neutron stars.
How did astronomers discover these neutron-neutron collisions?
… conservationists are working to create a new national park in war-torn Iraq.
How did conservationists work to create a new national park in China?
… a city in Venezuela has launched its own currency.
What other nations have experienced skyrocketing inflation?
… kids’ doodles of scientists are revealing changing gender stereotypes.
Here are six women in science your students should know!
… climate change is personal for Alaskan women.
How well do you know your climate change vocabulary? Take our quick quiz to find out.
… sprinkles of salt could help cool the planet.
How might salts interact with gases in Earth’s atmosphere?
… how to navigate the new Silk Roads.
Follow Paul Salopek as he traverses the old Silk Roads of Central Asia on the Out of Eden Walk.
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