11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … the concentration of atmospheric carbon has risen to its highest level in 800,000 years. How does atmospheric carbon inform climate change? Use our activity to find out.     … the Chesapeake Bay, once the poster child for environmental degradation, is now the poster child for successful, large-scale restoration. Chart progress with downloadable resources from our Chesapeake Bay map … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

Oldest Igneous Meteorite May Reveal Secrets of Our Early Solar System

SCIENCE A 4.565-billion-year-old space rock hints at the way Earth and other rocky planets took shape. (Phys.org) What is a meteorite? Use our introductory reference to learn more. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas NWA 11119 is the oldest igneous meteorite yet dated. What does NWA stand for? Northwest Africa. The space rock was discovered … Continue reading Oldest Igneous Meteorite May Reveal Secrets of Our Early Solar System

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … why Arizona is building tiny houses for teachers. Read of the week! These teachers need a PLN.     … six Chinese men survived the sinking of the Titanic, but were not allowed into the U.S. because of the Chinese Exclusion Act. There are so many great stories surrounding the Titanic—and if you’re in Washington, D.C., you can interact … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … the Lorax may be native to the Mount Kenya Safari Club. Read of the week! The Lorax is just one of the environmental books we recommend!     … all about the long, strange trip of the world’s most mysterious script. Why do you think Rongorongo isn’t a major language of Chile and the Americas?     … how … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

Possible Good News: Some Plastic Pollution Isn’t Plastic After All

ENVIRONMENT The sea is awash with microscopic bits of plastic. But a hint of good news is emerging from Vancouver Island, where a recent investigation found that the amount of plastic contamination in shellfish there is just a tiny percentage of what the scientists expected. (Hakai Magazine) Take these 10 easy steps to fight plastic pollution. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key … Continue reading Possible Good News: Some Plastic Pollution Isn’t Plastic After All