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engamerica_film_large_thumbStudents can explore America’s greatest engineering feats through American Experience’s interactive map, and teachers can also find accompanying educational resources.  Television’s most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. This collection offers you quick access to videos, interactives, and articles (more…)

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Kids love treasure hunts and a fun, yet surprisingly practical summer project allows them to design and build a magnetic-field detector and use it to find hidden magnets with students. (more…)

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The STEM TEACHER CHALLENGE, sponsored by Google and WGBH Education, is a video contest seeking creative STEM teaching solutions. Upload your video to our YouTube channel and it may be selected for inclusion in a special STEM collection
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indexWGBY invites you to the world premiere of Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, an in-depth study of the architect’s complex life and accomplishments this Sunday, 13 April, from 4 – 6 pm at The Academy of Music, Northampton.  In addition to major contributions to the American landscape, such as co-designing Central Park, heading the first Yosemite commission, and designing the U.S. Capitol Grounds, Olmstead designed Smith, Mt. Holyoke, UMass and Amherst, and his firm created parks in Springfield and Holyoke MA.  (Who remembers Riverside Park?) (more…)

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imagesJoin WGBY each Wednesday night at 9p — starting on April 9 —  for THINK WEDNESDAY, a dynamic line-up of programs exploring the thrilling world of nature, technology, and science.  This special night of science explores the animal mind, bionic pets, DNA, and human evolution.  PBS LearningMedia is extending THINK WEDNESDAY into the classroom by offering a new resource collection for PreK-12 science teachers packed with videos, infographics, lesson plans, and interactive games.  Watch a preview. (more…)

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PBS Learning Media takes a behind-the-scenes look at the daily life of actual scientists and engineers for grades 4-8 and 6-12.  As well as spending “A Day in the Life of a NASA Engineer,” you and students might be surprised to see some familiar faces, including television star turned neuroscientist Mayim Biyalik.  There’s also a companion collection from NOVA. (more…)

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phy03_img_observe_lPBS LearningMedia™ is launching a new STEM initiative, “Teaching NGSS Engineering Design Through Media.” This collection offers 40 resources to help bring engineering alive for students.   Attending a webinar for PBS stations about the collection, I learned about these media-rich resources and the myths surrounding engineering.  To support teachers as they face demanding new standards, PBS LearningMedia and WGBH will  host a series of teacher webinars later this month, introducing the Next Generation Science Standards collection and offering advice for incorporating the resources into their classrooms. (more…)

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