10 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 … … crosswalk buttons are just one example of “placebo buttons” that don’t actually do anything. Do you think “placebo buttons” are helpful to pedestrians? Why or why not? Do some tests in your neighborhood! Does pressing a crosswalk button really hasten a red light? Video: … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week

Recycling Discrimination

ENVIRONMENT What do you recycle, and what do you trash? Researchers say that “[a]fter we finish using a product, we somehow evaluate, ‘does the product still look like it could be useful?’” Tons of recyclable material—scraps of paper, dented cans, broken bottles—end up in the landfill every year. (Testing this would be a great, do-able science fair project!) (NPR) Use our materials to understand how … Continue reading Recycling Discrimination