This week, we learned …
Stone tools (earlier than these points) unearthed in China are a staggering two million years old.
Photograph by David Arnold, National Geographic
What other evidence provides clues to human migration?
What is Britain’s standing ancient landscape?
Give them autonomy and motivation.
Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James, National Geographic
Grab their attention with questions from our Current Event Connection series.
Researchers have found bright pink pigments in 1.1 billion-year-old fossils of cyanobacteria, proving that not all blue-green algae is blue, green, or algae.
Photograph by Alpha six from Germany, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-2.0
Will the last life on Earth be pink, too?
NASA’s new maps get to the heart (center) of our pink dwarf planet.
Photograph by NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
Label the new maps with the informal names for features on Pluto and Charon.
Get an introduction to the Bhopal disaster with our resource.
Photograph by Evan-Amos, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain
How else are scientists deciphering baby talk?
Do you live in an “education desert”? What is the difference between metropolitan, micropolitan, and commuting areas? Read this terrific report from the good folks at the American Council on Education to learn more.
Map by Hillman, Nicholas, and Taylor Weichman. 2016. Education Deserts: The Continued Significance of “Place” in the Twenty-First Century. Viewpoints: Voices from the Field. Washington, DC: American Council on Education.
What is an education desert?
Get that plastic out of the ocean, sheesh.
Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic
Where do all the flip-flops go?
These gorgeous new maps help visualize a river’s surface area.
Map by NASA Earth Observatory and Joshua Stevens, using data from Allen, G. H., & Pavelsky, T. M. (2018)
Zoom in on the world of rivers with our own beautiful map.
Can you think of how to trick students into learning with Fortnite’s Battle Royale? Hm.