earth science

Lesson plan: How renewable energy protects the environment

Lesson Plan

In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will explore inventions that harness the power of water to make electricity. Students will then sketch, model or build an invention that uses renewable energy and helps protect the environment. Continue reading

Defending scientific facts from political attack takes center stage on Earth Day

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More than 500 “March for Science” demonstrations took place around the U.S. and the world on Saturday in response to those who challenge widely-accepted scientific evidence and consensus. Continue reading

Submarine dives deep to study endangered coral reefs

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The new, privately-funded Nekton project explores and records deep sea life in Bermuda to shed light on the dangers facing coral reefs. Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Talking Trash and Your Environment

Lesson Plan

Use this PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs video, “California community works to protect ocean” to shed light on the marine debris problem along our rivers…read more

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Climate Change, Salmon and NOAA

Lesson Plan

In this PBS Student Reporting Labs video, Oregon teens consult government agencies on the consequences of unchecked human actions on the natural environment. Students are exposed to the work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the research and resources they provide. Continue reading

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