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12 news stories that make STEM meaningful for students

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Texas teachers swung into action this week during NewsHour Extra’s workshop, “How to make STEM meaningful through current events” at Texas A&M’s K12 Summer Institute in Kerryville, Texas. Check out the resources they created here! Continue reading

Lesson plan: Climate change and the 2017 hurricane season

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students study the storms which ravaged the southeastern region of the U.S. and the Caribbean during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and look at the role climate change plays in extreme weather events. Continue reading

A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware broke off the Antarctic Peninsula

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An enormous iceberg more than 2000 sq. miles in diameter recently detached from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica and floated into the Weddell Sea, located south of the tip of South America. Continue reading

Grounded airplanes and the unexpected consequences of climate change

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An extreme heat wave is currently affecting the western and southwestern United States. Continue reading

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

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