SCIENCE You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water molecules from air, even in low humidity. (Science) How else is solar energy being harnessed? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The great Science article … Continue reading Solar-Powered Device Pulls Water from Thin Air
SCIENCE Popeye always turned to spinach when he needed help. Now scientists are doing the same to help detect land mines and other explosives. (Forbes) Spinach is a lot more expendable than the usual mine-clearing staff. Find out why with our resources. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The great Forbes article reports that nanoparticles … Continue reading It’s Strong to the Finich, this Bomb-Sniffing Spinach
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … how to terraform Mars. What materials are necessary to terraform Mars?What materials are necessary to terraform Mars? How would terraforming a planet determine what organisms could be introduced there? … pre-K might not be all it’s cracked up to be. What are your … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week!
SCIENCE There’s more to color than meets the eye. (Smithsonian) Use our lesson plan to introduce students to the science of color. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What do you mean, there’s no such thing as a blue bird? Those avian lovelies in the photo gallery look pretty blue to me! Those birds look blue, … Continue reading There is No Such Thing as a Blue Bird
HEALTH Normally, pouring water onto a book is an unfortunate accident. But with pages that can filter out bacteria, the drinkable book may solve a major public health problem for the 750 million people worldwide without access to clean drinking water. (Christian Science Monitor) Use our activity to better understand “Water Treatment for Human Consumption.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading ‘Drinkable Book’ Could Give Millions Access to Clean Water