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

Senses of India: Sight

This blog is fourth in a five-part series on exploring India. Former National Geographic staffer and guest blogger Anna Switzer shares her adventures with us from the field. Follow along with her as she journeys around and acclimates to new people and customs through her five senses of hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling, and feeling.   On Facebook, there is a popular video of a swarm of … Continue reading Senses of India: Sight

Getting on Board with Amtrak

UNITED STATES Trains are different than planes. Yet at some high-traffic stations, the boarding process is strangely, mysteriously, similar. (Vox) Use our resources to engineer better access to public transportation. Discussion Ideas Read through the fun Vox article. (Keep in mind that a “queue” is a line of people waiting their turn, and “queuing” simply means “lining up.”) Why is the boarding process for a … Continue reading Getting on Board with Amtrak