Oldest Igneous Meteorite May Reveal Secrets of Our Early Solar System

SCIENCE A 4.565-billion-year-old space rock hints at the way Earth and other rocky planets took shape. (Phys.org) What is a meteorite? Use our introductory reference to learn more. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas NWA 11119 is the oldest igneous meteorite yet dated. What does NWA stand for? Northwest Africa. The space rock was discovered … Continue reading Oldest Igneous Meteorite May Reveal Secrets of Our Early Solar System

Strategy Share: Building Empathy Through Virtual Immersion

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Ali Farlow-Troy, a middle- and high-school science and physical education teacher in Toronto, Ontario, after her expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Hanging off the bow of a ship called the National Geographic Explorer, watching a polar bear guide … Continue reading Strategy Share: Building Empathy Through Virtual Immersion

Strategy Share: Creative Writing for Science Class

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Shiona Drummer, a 7th-grade life science teacher in Macon, Georgia, after her expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for Pre-K-12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Where I teach in Macon, Georgia, the majority of jobs and careers either deal with … Continue reading Strategy Share: Creative Writing for Science Class

Why Guatemala’s Volcano Is Deadlier Than Hawaii’s

SCIENCE The death toll from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano has risen to at least 99, with at least 192 missing. There have been no fatalities resulting from volcanic activity at Hawaii’s Kilauea. Why the disparity? (National Geographic) Why is Fuego more deadly than Kilauea? Use our lesson to help support the video and article from Nat Geo. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key … Continue reading Why Guatemala’s Volcano Is Deadlier Than Hawaii’s

Scientists Find the $17-Billion ‘Holy Grail of Shipwrecks’

SCIENCE Three years after locating the ghostly galleon San José, researchers reveal how they made their famous find. (Science Alert) Use our article to learn how marine archaeologists explore the history and cultures of ancient civilizations. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What was the San José? Why was it so laden with precious metals … Continue reading Scientists Find the $17-Billion ‘Holy Grail of Shipwrecks’