PBS LearningMedia and Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) have partnered to bring the professional development series Good Thinking! to PBS LearningMedia’s on-demand service for educators. Drawing from peer-reviewed research in science, cognition, and pedagogy, Good Thinking! distills valuable findings from hard-to-access journal articles to promote effective classroom practices. The series is available on SSEC’s YouTube channel.
In 1970 the first Earth Day started an environmental revolution. Now Earth Day is igniting an education revolution to save the planet. Through its Climate and Environmental Literacy Campaign, the organization is working to ensure that every learner in every school in the world receives fully integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component.
Students can visit the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago without leaving their classroom. They can participate in a facilitated Learning Lab livestream or take a live virtual tour of some of the museum’s most popular exhibits.
The Meteor Counter, a freeiPhone app developed by NASA, is designed to harness the power of citizen scientists to keep track of meteoroids. Using the app, people from all walks of life can help NASA scientists discover new meteor showers, pinpoint comet debris streams, and map the distribution of meteoroids around Earth’s orbit."