What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at email@example.com. This week, we learned… … Jellyfish Lake is running out of jellyfish. … how these six maps can change the way we think about the world. … there is an interactive way to track how race and class impact performance in your school district. … it’s never … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!
ENVIRONMENT Technically called “lenticular clouds,” the weird phenomenon has a simple explanation. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about clouds. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What are lenticular clouds? Lenticular clouds form as strong winds blow across complex terrain, causing water vapor in the air mass to condense into a lens-shaped … Continue reading ‘UFO Clouds’ Are Real
SCIENCE The season for rare and mysterious noctilucent clouds is here. These beautiful, rare and mysterious clouds only appear in summer, and could be warning us about climate change. (Guardian) Learn more about noctilucent clouds (NLCs) and other oddities of the atmosphere with our encyclopedic entry. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Read through … Continue reading Seasonal NLCs Sparkle in the Sky
SCIENCE Amateur astronomers have spotted two clouds rising from the Martian surface, and nobody knows what they are. (Nat Geo News) Get some possible clues about Mars’ mystery clouds with our lesson on “Environmental Conditions in Our Solar System.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through the Nat Geo News article. What group of … Continue reading Martian Mystery
SCIENCE NASA has released this week the best views yet of a bizarre hexagon-shaped cloud that blankets Saturn’s north polar region. (National Geographic Newswatch) Use our resources to better understand Saturn’s storms and other wild weather in the solar system. Discussion Ideas Read through our terrific activity “Extreme Weather in Our Solar System,” and apply its critical thinking to the Nat Geo blog post about … Continue reading Saturn’s Strange Storm