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Do You Learn Better Through Making?

Featured Resource: [VIDEO] Permission to Make: Adam Savage (KQED Education) From classic cars to simple electronics, we have been making and tinkering with everyday objects for decades. The recent surge in DIY and Maker Culture has inspired educators to Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Can We Keep Inventions From Being Used For Evil?

http://ww2.kqed.org/education/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/05/ForYourProtection-aNewKindofMetal-Except-s.m4aFeatured Media Resource: [AUDIO] For Your Protection, A New Kind of Metal Foam (Science Friday)Afsaneh Rabiei at North Carolina State University has developed Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Should We Make Cities More Inviting to Wildlife?

This post is part of KQED’s Do Now U project. Do Now U is a weekly activity for students and the public to engage and respond to current issues using social media. Do Now U aims to build civic engagement and digital literacy for learners of all ages. This Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Will Robots Replace Us At Work?

STRENGTHEN YOUR ARGUMENT! Tips for making your Do Now response stand out: Know Your Stuff: Research the facts you need to make a strong argument. Back It Up: Link to data, articles, or other credible sources that defend your argument. Make Media: Use video, audio, infographics, memes Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Should Animals Be Kept in Zoos?

Featured Media Resource: VIDEO: Zoo Conservation Raise Debate (CNN)Hear opposing thoughts from a field biologist at the University of York and the President of the Born Free Foundation about keeping animals in zoos for conservation purposes. Do Now U Do you Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Should Teens Be Allowed to Buy E-Cigarettes?

Featured Media Resource [VIDEO]: “Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?” (BBC News)As e-cigarettes and vaping grow in popularity among teens, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to regulate their distribution. Researchers are still determining the health risks associated with the popular product. In Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?

Featured Media Resource: VIDEO: Do You Understand the Minimum Wage Debate? (Citizen Tools)View a non-partisan explanation of the history and current status of the minimum wage debate. Do Now U Do you think the federal minimum wage should be increased? #DoNowUWage How to Do Now To respond to the Do Now Read More … Source:: … Continue reading Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased? →

What Influences Your Dietary Choices?

Featured Media Resource: VIDEO: Healthy Eating Tips: Do We Control Our Food Choices? (Rutgers Today) “Food framing” is a strategy of food vendors to attract consumers to specific food choices. Do Now U What influences your dietary choices? #DoNowUDiet How to Do Now To respond to the Do Now U, you can Read More … … Continue reading What Influences Your Dietary Choices? →

How Would You Make the Streets Safer for Cyclists?

Featured Media Resource: [VIDEO] Pedaling Through Pollution (Science Friday) A group of researchers at Columbia University are using biometric sensors, a wearable pollution monitor, and GPS to measure cyclists’ exposure to toxins as they cycle through city streets. STRENGTHEN YOUR ARGUMENT! Know Your Stuff: Research the facts you need to make Read More … Source:: … Continue reading How Would You Make the Streets Safer for Cyclists? →

Are the Benefits of Organic Food Worth the Price?

Featured Media Resource: VIDEO: What Is Organic Food? (Epipheo) Epipheo explains what organic food is and why “organic” doesn’t always equal “healthy.” Do Now U Are the benefits of organic food worth its price? Do you buy organic food? Why or why not? #DoNowUOrganic How to Do Now To respond to the Read More … … Continue reading Are the Benefits of Organic Food Worth the Price? →

Should We Research Dangerous Viruses That Might Cause Pandemics ?

Featured Media Resource: [AUDIO] Biologists Choose Sides In Safety Debate Over Lab-Made Pathogens (NPR) Scientists believe that to protect civilians from the next pandemic, they first have to understand the risks of researching viruses in experiments. However, opponents believe that making new strains of viruses aren’t worth the Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Is Milk Good or Bad for You?

Featured Media Resource: VIDEO: The Chocolate Milk Debate (ABC News) Learn about the potentially negative effects of high-calorie, high-sugar chocolate milk in elementary school lunchrooms, forcing us to rethink age-old beliefs on the health value of milk. Do Now U Do the potential health risks of drinking milk outweigh its high Read More … Source:: … Continue reading Is Milk Good or Bad for You? →