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).   Wind Turbine Advancement New & Revolutionary […]

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 […]

The Wisdom Of Good Listening

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Photo credit: Listenwise Listenwise provides interesting podcasts for Science, Humanities, & ESL. When using articles in the classroom, this could aid students who struggle with reading text, such as students with dyslexia & ESL students. These podcasts also focus on exposing students to more complex language, vocabulary, and topics to improve their reading skills. Here […]

Light Reveals The Mysterious Past Of Our Universe

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Photo credit: Melodysheep Waves Of Light is a song that celebrates the importance of light in understanding the history of the Universe. I like to use the short video clips as inspirational brain breaks that foster wonder and interest in learning about the various fields of science.