15 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org. This week, we learned … … urine, not chlorine, causes itchy eyes in pools. Dive in!     … how we talk about teachers, and why it might be worth it to pay them $100,000 … or more. Stay tuned to TeachingCenter for details.     … how “sushi” children … Continue reading 15 Things We Learned This Week!

15 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org. This week, we learned … … the Mariana Trench is so deep, you can hear earthquakes above you.   … Mongolia is changing all its addresses to three-word phrases. (is.this.future?)   … ships are too big.   … the problem with professional development.   … the most sophisticated science lab … Continue reading 15 Things We Learned This Week!

The World’s Greatest Human Migration is Happening Right Now

WORLD Chunyun, the Chinese spring travel season, begins weeks prior to the Chinese New Year, and lasts for about a month. The number of annual trips equals the combined population of the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. (Gong hey fat choi!) (CNN) Learn more about the People of China with this classic Nat Geo map. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading The World’s Greatest Human Migration is Happening Right Now

Tech Industry Earns Some Cred

TECHNOLOGY A leader in the small but growing industry of “coder boot camps” announced plans to develop a new set of credentials aimed at certifying the skills these programs teach. (NPR) Use our resources to learn more about coding and why it’s so important to education. Teachers: Scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Tech Industry Earns Some Cred

Google Science Fair Winners

SCIENCE The Taming of the Flu, banana-peel plastics, an app to improve emergency vehicles’ response time, and a world without batteries. Watch Google Science Fair winners explain their projects and encourage others to explore the possibilities of science. (Google Science Fair) Use our resources to see where science can take your career. And the winners are . . . . The Taming of the Flu … Continue reading Google Science Fair Winners