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Illuminating Instruction: “Internalizing” a Resource to Make it Your Own

This post was written by science educator Ronak Shah. There are a lot of incredible things about teaching middle school science: from the naturally inquiry-oriented content, to the myriad opportunities for collaboration, to the many labs and activities in our arsenal to make learning come alive for students. Obviously, with the closures of schools around the country now, teaching is a little bit different. Thankfully, … Continue reading Illuminating Instruction: “Internalizing” a Resource to Make it Your Own

Beat the Heat with Quick At-Home Summer Activities

Looking for quick and meaningful things to do this summer? With these resources, learners of all ages can explore questions they’ve always wanted to answer, use their imaginations, and hear from National Geographic Explorers. The best part of these activities is that they require minimal supervision and can be easily done at home in 15 minutes or less! Learn something extraordinary Why is the ocean … Continue reading Beat the Heat with Quick At-Home Summer Activities

Celebrate Citizen Science Month: Collect, Collaborate, and Learn from Anywhere

This post was written by educator & 2019 National Geographic Education Fellow Anne Lewis. I might not be paying attention to the days or weeks anymore, but there’s one thing on my calendar that I’ve been celebrating in April and that’s Citizen Science Month. What is “citizen science”? It is when members of the public–like you!–participate in real scientific research. This could be anything big … Continue reading Celebrate Citizen Science Month: Collect, Collaborate, and Learn from Anywhere

7 Outdoor Classroom Day Tips from National Geographic Certified Educators

Outdoor Classroom Day is May 17, and we put the call out to National Geographic Certified Educators to give us their favorite outdoor activities and teaching resources. In addition to this awesome library of outdoor lessons, materials, and partner activities, here are seven ways our certified educators get their classes outside. Jacqueline Dukes |  All Ages One of my favorite outdoor activities is Sports Day … Continue reading 7 Outdoor Classroom Day Tips from National Geographic Certified Educators

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don’t Help the Environment

ENVIRONMENT Honeybee hives aren’t natural, and they don’t help the environment. In fact, they may harm it. (NPR) Help wild bees! Build your own bee hotel! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit.   Discussion Ideas The NPR article says honeybees are not native species in the U.S. So, where did they come from? How did they get … Continue reading Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don’t Help the Environment