Washington Post Interactive – With enough evidence, even skepticism will thaw

As one of Greenland’s largest ice shelves shrinks, a once-doubtful scientist has come around to the role of climate change in melting it. Start Interactive



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Vanishing – the 6th Mass Extinction

We’re entering the Earth’s sixth era of extinction — and it’s the first time humans are to blame. CNN introduces you to the key species and people who are trying to prevent them from vanishing. Learn More     CNN Interactive Web Page 

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GIRLS OF ENERGY e-Book and Website


Welcome to Girls of Energy! This is a place to learn about some amazing scientists at the US Department of Energy doing exciting things and solving some pretty big challenges. We invite you to explore these pages, watch some cool videos, and download some fun activities. We hope to inspire you through the stories and personas of these exceptional women who are conquering today’s energy challenges. Go ahead, explore and try it out. Who knows? You could be the one to make the next big scientific discovery to help all of humanity. Learn More

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U.S. Department of Energy – STEM Spark


Each STEM Spark Energy Education Newsletter will focus on the latest K-Grey Energy Education resources, competitions, and innovations from the Department of Energy and will highlight a variety of energy technologies.

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Plastic Island – How our throwaway culture is turning paradise into a graveyard

Powerful CNN Interactive on the impact of pollution on one of the most remote places on Earth. Watch Video & Learn More 


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Dive Into the Issues Affecting our Oceans

caWhat are some local actions we can take to protect our global ocean? In this Flipside Science unit, designed for a middle school audience, we’ll dive into the issues affecting our oceanic resources and biodiversity. Here you’ll find videos and activities on topics like plastic pollution in the ocean and marine invasive species. Dive In

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Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Color?

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Scientific American editor Mark Fischetti explains how the leaves of deciduous trees perform their annual chameleon act, changing from various shades of green to hues of bronze, orange and brilliant red.

Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Color?

Wonderful video on the adaption of tress to survive cold weather. Video Link

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Great White Shark Research Expedition

Come Explore the Oceans with Us!


Join Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza of the Ocean First Institute and her team as they take you and your students 30 feet underwater to conduct research inside a shark cage off the Pacific coast. Researchers will be using lasers built by St. Vrain Students at the Innovation Center to collect data on shark length. While underwater, Dr. Mikki will be communicating through a special mask, narrating the entire experience and helping students learn more about one of the world’s most iconic animals, the great white shark.

Together students and teachers will learn how to identify basic shark anatomy and differentiate between male and female sharks. Students will assist in identifying individual sharks based on unique markings. The webinar will be co-hosted by great white shark researcher, Dr. Chris Lowe, from his California State Long Beach Shark Lab. Visit the website listed below for K-12 learning activities, LIVE White Shark movement trackers and other resources. Learn More & View Learning Activities


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How will we feed over 9 billion people by the year 2050?

Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. The students experience the lives of three farm families in Kenya, India, and Canada.


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Earth Science Week

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