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Where There’s Thunder, There’s Lightning Science posted on 3:52 PM, August 17, 2019
Lightning during a heavy rainstorm is one of the most dramatic phenomena on the planet—and it happens, somewhere on Earth, an estimated 50 to 100 times a second. But even though scientists have been...
Floods, landsinks and woolly mammoths: how global warming is transforming Siberia posted on 3:43 PM, August 17, 2019
Climate change is a global phenomenon, but the shifts are especially pronounced in Russia, where permafrost covers some two-thirds of the country at depths ranging up to almost a mile. “People don’t...
Native American tour is designed to educate teachers on historical trauma posted on 3:39 PM, August 17, 2019
From MPR... Last week, a group of Minneapolis public school teachers stood atop a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Victor Makes Room For Them, who is Lakota and often goes by Rocky, stood...
MDE: Science Standards update and rulemaking, STEM position
posted on 11:00 AM, August 1, 2019
K-12 Science Academic Standards Rulemaking Begins
Citizen Scientists needed July 27 - Aug 4 for International Monarch Monitoring Blitz
posted on 7:10 PM, July 27, 2019
For one week, citizen scientists can report sightings of Monarch eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises and butterflies to help researchers identify areas of need in Monarch conservation.
New MnSTA Board members approved
posted on 6:42 AM, July 25, 2019
On July 24, 2019, the MnSTA Board of Directors approved 10 new members to the board.
Turning Misinformation Into Educational Opportunities: Climate Change
posted on 11:08 AM, July 19, 2019
The National Center for Science Education's Teacher Ambassadors created 5 misconceptions-based climate change lessons.
From MPR News: "YMCA camp teaches kids to appreciate, protect state's waters"
posted on 11:01 AM, July 19, 2019
This story by Elizabeth Shockman describes a program the YMCA, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Minnesota DNR, developed to prevent water pollution.
Great Science Resources from NOVA
posted on 8:50 AM, July 18, 2019
NOVA has been bringing us science content since 1974. Check out the latest offerings.
ScienceDaily: Climate education for kids increases climate concerns for parents
posted on 10:58 AM, July 12, 2019
A study by North Carolina State University found that educating children about climate change increases their parents' concerns about climate change.
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