“A fireball from outer space crashed into one of Earth’s biggest lakes. Scientists didn’t know how to find it. So they called in just the right people for the job—an actor and a bunch of teenagers.” That’s how Overheard at National Geographic host Peter Gwin opens season 2, episode 6, a journey into taking a chance even when the odds may not always work in your … Continue reading Overheard: A high school quest for a fallen meteorite
Michael Stanley drew out middle school students’ curiosity about the world while they brainstormed about personal explorations. Students also investigated a real-world scientific expedition and created an educational video game as a way to share their research with a wider audience. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Recreating Expeditions as Video Games
Well, hello there! My name is Becky, and I am an elementary science teacher in Virginia Beach, Virginia! I am an avid science nerd, athlete, Washington football fan, Twitter-er, Instagrammer, dance mom, soccer mom, and just living that teacher life. I love being in the field, whether it’s on my school campus, a local park, or the Peruvian Amazon. In the field, no matter the … Continue reading Meet Becky Schnekser
Educators can be mistaken for the kings and queens of knowledge, disseminating intelligence and praise to our students. I propose that instead we model being explorers and take risks with problem solving and inquiry to benefit our learners. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: What Happens When Educators See Themselves as Explorers?
GEOGRAPHY Explorer Henry Worsley died as he tried to cross Antarctica unaided. (BBC) Use our high-resolution map—packed with info about expeditions, stations, wildlife, climate, and more—to better understand the world’s most unexplored continent. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the Nat Geo map above. Why do you think so many Antarctic … Continue reading Explorer Dies in Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing