Human fascination with Mars has lasted for millenia, and continues to deepen in light of the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars’ surface in February of this year after a 300 million mile, 7 month journey. The idea of Martians who inhabit the Red Planet has captured our imaginations for a long time and now, because of the human ingenuity and technology behind Perseverance, … Continue reading Five Ways of Looking at a Mars Lesson
Do you know what your students think about water? Do they think it’s tasteless and that rainy days are no fun because recess is indoors? Or do they love to explore puddles and think that water is essential to growing plants and animals? If kids near you are not sure why water (and protecting water) matters, how do you turn their misconceptions into learning experiences? One way to … Continue reading Make Waves in Your Classroom!
This week is Climate Week in New York City. Many world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, are gathering at the United Nations for a summit about global warming and other issues related to climate change. Perhaps you’re already planning to include lessons about climate change in your teaching this week as a current event connection. If not, we have some ideas to help. How can … Continue reading Media Monday: What Can Students Do About Climate Change?