We are living in an era of receding glaciers, accelerating loss of species habitat, unprecedented population migration, growing inequalities within and between nations, rising concerns over resource depletion, and shifting patterns of interaction and identity. This website provides 11 geographic investigations aligned to the geographic questions in the NRC Understanding Our Changing Planet report. The report focuses on the future directions in the geographical sciences and how these key questions will guide research to help us understand the planet on which we live.
University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow […]...
In part one of this series (Creating Children’s Science Books: A Lesson in Teamwork), I wrote about the ways photographer Ellen Harasimowicz and I have worked together to create our most recent books, Handle with Care and Beetle Busters, both of...
Diane Johnson's insight:
Great ideas and insight that can be transferred to crafting books created by your class.
There may be a counterintuitive explanation for the deep freeze that hit New England this winter: The rapidly warming Arctic is causing big disruptions in the jet stream, which carries weather across North America. Is this the worst winter you've experienced?
Tags: physical, weather and climate, Arctic, Boston, climate change, podcast.
Innovate to Mitigate wants students or student groups to submit ideas about how to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gases.
People around the world are working hard on this problem. To meet the big challenges we face, we need good ideas from everyone. This challenge encourages young people to unlock their immense potential for finding solutions!
Students will competing for a chance to win prize money and earn recognition from peers, community and experts.
Diane Johnson's insight:
Terrific opportunities for students and great applications for your units!
The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity robot has unequivocally detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars’ atmosphere […]...
Deep public divisions over climate change are unrelated to differences in how well ordinary citizens understand scientific evidence on global warming, according to a new study published by Professor Dan […]...
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