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Educator Spotlight: Curating Digital Museums Makes Geography Personal

Laura Krenicki’s sixth-graders examined the paths of people and objects. The class read a magazine article by Paul Salopek, a National Geographic Explorer, and participated in a live video event with him. Then, students curated and designed digital museums of objects and the stories they tell. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Curating Digital Museums Makes Geography Personal

Tiny Shrimp Cause a Big Stir

SCIENCE The vertical migration of brine shrimp causes substantial mixing of the water column. (Science) Learn more about this “marine mix” with our student-friendly article. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The brine shrimp studied in the new article engage in diel vertical migration. What is diel vertical migration? Diel vertical migration describes a daily … Continue reading Tiny Shrimp Cause a Big Stir

5 Ways to Prepare for Punxsutawney Phil’s Prognostication

With Groundhog Day upon us, help your students prepare for the weather ahead with these 5 ideas! 1. Rodents Aren’t Actually Meteorologists Whether Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring, every student should know that it’s actually Earth’s position around the sun that causes our weather to change from season to season. Kick off your class this week with the Reasons for the … Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare for Punxsutawney Phil’s Prognostication