Lindsay Smith, our Educator of the Week, teaches science at Mooresville High School in Mooresville, North Carolina. Her students tested the water in local streams, lakes, and ponds and compared them to bodies of water in their region and around the world using the EarthEcho Water Challenge database. Tell us about your capstone project for the Nat Geo Educator Certification Program. How did the experience … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Using Water to Connect to the World
Leslie Hamilton set out to help her students learn about life beyond their hometown of Plymouth, MA. Using a Giant Map, she guided her students in an exploration of their state. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Becoming an Explorer of Your Own State
SCIENCE Seventy million years ago, they all came to drink in the rapidly drying river: long-necked sauropods, fierce theropods, crocodiles, lizards, and raven-sized birds. They never left. (Science) How are animal remains fossilized? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas An intriguing new theory suggests that a series of harmful algal blooms (HABs) may have … Continue reading Did Tiny Algae Doom Mighty Dinosaurs?
SCIENCE Most glaciers weep freshwater ‘tears’—this one gushes briny ‘blood.’ (Nat Geo News) Learn all about Blood Falls with our great resource, including educator, student, and family versions. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to our study guide on Blood Falls, the phenomenon is a liquid outflow at the snout of Taylor Glacier in … Continue reading Why is This Glacier Bleeding?
ENVIRONMENT A not-so-grand canyon has opened in the Arizona desert. How? Why? (Forbes) Learn more about the forces that create earth fissures with our activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The big crack in the Arizona desert is called an earth fissure. What is an earth fissure? Earth fissures are associated with land subsidence, … Continue reading Another Canyon in Arizona