Students today cannot know what it was like to live under the early threats of nuclear war, but some may recall the radioactive decay in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan when a March 11, 2011 tsunami caused a catastrophic accident at the Fukushima nuclear reactor. PBS LearningMedia has educational resources from two powerful premieres that aired this week: The Bomb and Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail. (more…)
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Students are naturally curious about how things work and often like to come up with new ways of doing things. This week’s PBS LearningMedia theme, Inventions that Transformed the World, highlights the mechanics – and the human stories behind inventions that transformed history.
For example, MARTHA SPEAKS interactive story teaches how new devices (more…)
Last week, our friends and colleagues at KQED’s MindShift started a poignant conversation about the art of doodling in the classroom. Where doodling was once thought of as a sign of students not paying attention, many are now embracing it as a way to express creativity and listen at a different level. (more…)
As healthy as this homemade ice cream from Jaime Oliver for PBS Parents looks, we need educate ourselves and students about the consequences of sugar consumption. Since Sunday was “National Ice Cream Day” and — if there’s ever a time to give into the temptation of a sweet treat, perhaps it’s ice cream, PBS LearningMedia can help with the celebration, tying the sweet treat to education and science. At the same time, other PBS resources can offer important insights into sugar’s dangers.
Healthy eating needs to happen throughout the year, but summer with its abundance of fresh foods can be an opportune time to explore nutrition with children. How different foods provide different kinds of nutrients — with some foods more nutritious than others — is the basis of a multi-media lesson from WGBH Public Television that teaches children the fundamentals of nutrition and how essential it is to health.
The lesson begins (more…)