SCIENCE Are cats liquid or solid? That’s the kind of question that could win a scientist an Ig Nobel Prize, a parody of the Nobel Prize that honors research that “makes people laugh, then think.” (Smithsonian and Science) Make no mistake: This is not Bad Science. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Ig Nobel … Continue reading Liquid Cats and Crocodile Gambling
UNITED STATES The U.S. has seven Nobel prize winners this year, and all but one are immigrants. (Minnesotan Bob Dylan is, not for the first time, a spoiler.) (Wall Street Journal) Use our study guide to learn more about the Nobels—and some ignoble recipients. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Almost all the U.S. Nobel … Continue reading Nobels are Pouring Across the Border
WORLD Racists, frauds, and misogynists: Meet the rogues’ gallery of Nobel Prize winners. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to check out less controversial Nobel winners, including Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year. Discussion Ideas What is a Nobel Prize? Nobel Prizes are awarded every year by different Swedish and Norwegian committees. Nobel Prizes are considered the most prestigious professional … Continue reading Nobel Laureates We’d Like To Forget
WORLD Two champions of children have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were honored “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” (New York Times) Use our resources to learn more about other Nobel Prize winners. Teachers: Scroll all the way down for a short list of key … Continue reading Who is Malala?
SCIENCE Three researchers won a Nobel Prize for giving microscopes much sharper vision than was thought possible, letting scientists peer into living cells with unprecedented detail to seek the roots of disease. (Associated Press) Use our resources to peer into “Mysteries of the Unseen World.” Thanks to our “Mystery” educator, Elaine, who submitted our open-ended question below! What can you think to do with electron, … Continue reading Chemists Look Close for the Nobel