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5 things to know about John Glenn: Astronaut, senator, American hero

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Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn died on Thursday, December 9, 2016. He was 95-years-old. Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: How well are our wells?

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In the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab video, “Water Scarcity for New Mexico Natives,” Las Cruces High School students describe climate changes and human activities which impact quality and availability of groundwater. In the lesson plan, students gather information from a low-cost physical model, choose a part of the groundwater and well problem, propose a solution and defend their proposal. 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

Why lead went from household staple to dangerous toxin

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Lead has been used in pipes and plumbing dating back to ancient times, but its role as a public health hazard only emerged in recent decades. Continue reading

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

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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

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