HEALTH One of the world’s most important food crops may be declining in quality due to greenhouse gas emissions. (Scientific American) Where is rice a staple food? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map of rice-producing nations. Discussion Ideas The nutritional value of rice may fall as … Continue reading As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Rice Becomes Less Nutritious
WORLD Is it possible to walk through the gates of hell and live? Ancient Romans thought so, and they staged elaborate sacrifices at what they believed were entrances to the underworld. How did that work? (Science) Learn a little about Ancient Rome, and why “gates to hell” are still deadly today. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, … Continue reading How a Roman ‘Gate to Hell’ Actually Worked
ENVIRONMENT A new study suggests that Alaska’s permafrost is unleashing an increasing amount of carbon dioxide as it thaws. (Washington Post) What is permafrost? Use our super-short reference to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study suggests thawing permafrost is contributing to climate change. What is permafrost? Take a look at our … Continue reading Alaska is Melting
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.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!
ENVIRONMENT A remote national park on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia is leading the way in reducing its reliance on fossil fuels. (Nat Geo Voices blog) Watch our “Picture of Practice” video to better understand how students think about contributions to carbon footprints. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. … Continue reading World’s First Carbon-Neutral National Park