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Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Storm chasing reveals clues to our weather future

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Storm chasing: We do not recommend you try this at home! The top 208 weather and climate disasters in the United States have resulted in…read more

How does mountaintop mining impact the Appalachian landscape?

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Underground coal mining has all but disappeared in West Virginia after 200 years of nonstop mining, replaced instead by surface mining that drastically changes the landscape. 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

Lesson plan: Invent your own device to battle invasive species

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Stunning fish who were once kept as pets are destroying Florida’s coral reef ecosystem. In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn how scientists are using a new invention, a lionfish zapping robot, to combat this harmful invasive species. They will then create their own invention to ward off invasive species in their community or region. Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Solar Cars and S’mores

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In the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab video, “Man on a mission: Climate change vs. man-made automobile” students learn how solar powered cars can help reduce our carbon footprint. Continue reading

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