STEM

New carbon capture technology may change the future of energy

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About 30 percent of our electricity in the United States is produced through coal, but coal-fired power plants produce a large proportion of the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. As a result, the W.A. Parish power plant in Texas is developing technology called “carbon capture.” Continue reading

Do you control your phone or does your phone control you?

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As we turn to our screens more and more, it is important to understand why modern society finds smartphones so addicting and the implications of this worldwide epidemic on our brains. Download a tracking app such as Moment to monitor how many times you engage with your phone daily and how much time is spent on various apps. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: How to use social media for social good

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Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Using gaming and technology to find solutions in agriculture

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How does the food you eat make it to your kitchen table? How has technology made that process easier? In this lesson, PBS NewsHour takes…read more

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

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