SCIENCE It is important for scientists to help increase science literacy using “teachable moments.” Here, meteorologist Dr. Marshall Shepherd debunks four misconceptions about today’s solar eclipse. (Forbes) It’s not too late to build a solar eclipse viewer! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The first misconception Dr. Shepherd writes about is the configuration of the … Continue reading Four Reasons Why the Eclipse is Even More Awesome Than You Think
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
What did you learn this week? We learned … … why we’re still using bad maps, and what the most beautiful projection in the world is. Why are so many maps so distorted? … nine questions to help you evaluate the credibility of a news source. How can you integrate news into your curriculum? … cows can text. How else can technology benefit … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … there is a Museum of Endangered Sounds that preserves all those obsolete ’90s tech noises. How many sounds in the museum can you identify? What are some everyday sounds you think might be obsolete in 20 years? Resource: Sound out your city! … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!
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!