11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … where the U.S. government shutdown is having the biggest impact. Resource of the week! Have your students map where the shutdown is impacting your state with our MapMaker Kits.   … all the animals that went extinct in 2018, and which are on the brink in 2019. Where are animals most likely to go extinct? Use our resource to … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … what it would sound like if people talked to other professionals the way they talk to teachers. Read of the week! We talk to teachers like the professionals they are—read up with our Educator Spotlight series.   … photosynthesis goes ping. What is photosynthesis?   … mining Bitcoin consumes more energy than mining gold. What is Bitcoin?   … … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

Io Saturnalia! Throw Some Shade! Use Science, Physics, and Culture to Teach the Solstice to Your Students

This Friday (December 21) marks the December solstice—the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. The maximum difference in daylight between the June solstice and the December solstice is a whopping five hours and 50 minutes! As schools wind down for holidays, take some time to introduce the solstice through Earth science, … Continue reading Io Saturnalia! Throw Some Shade! Use Science, Physics, and Culture to Teach the Solstice to Your Students

11 Things We Learned this Week

This week, we learned … … how industrial runoff can kill us in ways we could never even imagine. Read of the week! How else does runoff impact the environment? Use our picture-of-practice to learn more.   … global carbon emissions have reached an all-time high. What are carbon emissions? Use our picture-of-practice to learn more.   … dogs and cats burned by the California … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned this Week

What’s the True Cost of Christmas? $170,609.46

BUSINESS MATH For 35 years, PNC Bank has calculated the prices of the 12 gifts from the classic carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The result is the Christmas Price Index, a unique and whimsical holiday tradition that makes learning about the economy fun. (PNC) Use PNC and the SIFMA Foundation’s middle-school lesson plan to introduce students to basic financial literacy. Teachers, scroll down for … Continue reading What’s the True Cost of Christmas? $170,609.46