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Educator Spotlight: Seeing the World Through Math

Kimberly Mizenko challenged her students to see math in the world around them and use it to make sense of big data, such as endangered species, which felt important to her and engaging for her class. Kimberly led her students in an investigation to use data and graphing to make predictions and understand the many local and global factors that influence species worldwide, and ultimately … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Seeing the World Through Math

Return of the Rhino

ENVIRONMENT Good news! Black rhinos have returned to Chad for the first time in 46 years. (Independent) Use our resources to learn more about black rhinos. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Six rhinoceroses were recently airlifted to Zakouma National Park, Chad, from a conservation facility in South Africa. But wait … we thought there … Continue reading Return of the Rhino

Good News for Gorillas?

SCIENCE Gorillas may be far more numerous than previously thought, but they’re still critically endangered and numbers are falling fast. (The Guardian) Use our lesson to understand how abiotic factors, vegetation zones, and human activity contribute to the distribution of gorilla populations. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why was the new research able to … Continue reading Good News for Gorillas?

How Tigers Benefit Farmers

ENVIRONMENT A recent study finds that the often-feared big cats actually help keep crops and domesticated animals safe from other threats. (Scientific American) Zoom in on the dwindling range of the biggest of the big cats with today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research investigates “ecosystem services” offered by tigers … Continue reading How Tigers Benefit Farmers