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Studying School Air Quality and Climate Science – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Today is World Environment Day, the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. This year’s theme is air pollution. This post is written by Michael Cruse, an ESL and Special Education teacher at the Arlington Career Center in Arlington, Virginia. His school recently studied the air quality in their classrooms. I want you to close your eyes and picture someplace where the fresh air fills your lungs as your breath and a sense of calmness…

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11 Things We Learned This Week – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This week, we learned … … “The science says to us that, in fact, the way the brain functions and grows, it needs safety, it needs warmth, it actually even needs hugs. We actually learn in a state of positive emotion much more effectively than we can learn in a state of negative emotion. That has huge implications for what we do in schools.” Learn more about the science of learning by enrolling in one of our free online courses!…

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11 Things We Learned This Week – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This week, we learned … … what it would sound like if people talked to other professionals the way they talk to teachers. Read of the week! Photograph of Grosvenor Teacher Fellows by Rebecca Hale We talk to teachers like the professionals they are—read up with our Educator Spotlight series.   … photosynthesis goes ping. Underwater, that process of converting sunlight and carbon dioxide into energy and oxygen sends tiny bubbles spiraling toward the surface. And according to new research,…

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11 Things We Learned This Week – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This week, we learned … … where the U.S. government shutdown is having the biggest impact. Resource of the week! Have your students map where the shutdown is impacting your state with our MapMaker Kits.   … all the animals that went extinct in 2018, and which are on the brink in 2019. The last wild sighting of Hawaii’s po’ouli was in 2004, and a 2018 study recommended declaring the species extinct.Photograph courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Where are…

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