New Technologies That Reduce Earthquake Damage

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For this post, my 7th grade class has researched articles that feature new and old technologies used to prevent, or reduce earthquake damage to buildings. This research helps provide them background information before they begin creating their own earthquake resistant buildings. Old Technologies 2,500 year old wood joints used in China Wide at the bottom […]

Arguments Against Climate Change

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Photo credit: Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) In a survey (from Leiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C., Rosenthal, S., & Cutler, M.)¬†published as Climate change in the American mind in May 2017, 90% of Americans understand that their is a scientific consensus that global warming is occurring. Arguments exist which deny that climate change is occurring. […]

New Energy Technologies That Reduce Climate Impact

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Photo credit: Vortex Bladeless Design It can be easy to get discouraged when looking at the impact that humans are making on the global climate. This post focuses on the positive advances that are being made, and technologies used to help reduce greenhouse emissions (especially carbon and methane).   Efforts To Reduce Dependence On Fossil […]

What’s New At Newsela?

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Photo credit: Newsela Newsela provides interesting articles at a variety of reading difficulties. When using articles in the classroom, this could aid students who struggle with reading text, such as students with dyslexia & ESL (English as a second language) students, while still challenging students who are reading at a more challenging level. There is […]