The Water Beneath Your Feet

By Jennifer Adler, National Geographic Young Explorer Where does your water come from? It’s easy to take water for granted when we always see it flowing from our showers, faucets, and lawn sprinklers. But when was the last time you thought about the natural source of your water? Does it come from a nearby reservoir or river? Is it piped in from far away, or … Continue reading The Water Beneath Your Feet

11 Things We Learned This Week

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org. This week, we learned … … one rule followed by Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates: 5 hours of “deliberate learning” a week. What are some examples of “deliberate learning”? How much time do you spend practicing or learning a skill every week?   … the world’s oldest fossils … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

Weekly Warm-Up: Bringing the Nat Geo Museum to Your Classroom

It’s Museum Week, a time to celebrate the institutions that preserve and showcase our stories. And since we can’t bring you and all your students to the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., we’ll bring the museum to you… at least in a warm-up sized way! National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore spent years creating beautiful portraits of our world’s captive species. They’re on display now … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Bringing the Nat Geo Museum to Your Classroom

Maps Show Where Tourists Go—and Where Locals Do

GEOGRAPHY If you want to find tourists snapping pictures, you probably know where to go—Times Square in New York City, the Embarcadero in San Francisco, or Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. But what locals think is picture-worthy in these cities is often substantially different. (Washington Post) Use our resources to better understand urban geography. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ … Continue reading Maps Show Where Tourists Go—and Where Locals Do

Meet the Adventurers of the Year—and Vote for Your Favorite!

SPORTS For 11 years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find the Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, adventure sports, conservation, or humanitarianism. Get to know this year’s honorees, then vote for the 2016 People’s Choice. (Nat Geo Adventure) Play our game to explore like a Nat Geo adventurer, or get started with the adventure in … Continue reading Meet the Adventurers of the Year—and Vote for Your Favorite!