PBS KIDS recently launched a new web-based program on environmental science called Plum Landing. A digital adventure designed to engage 6- to 9-year olds in environmental science through animated and live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and an interactive mobile app: Plum’s Photo Hunt. All of the Plum Landing resources, including standards-based tools for educators, are free.
Articles by Debbie Mickle
Math anxiety can easily undermine the hard work your child has invested throughout the year, lowering their scores on standardized tests and jeopardizing their chances to take advanced classes or enroll in the schools of their choice. Studies have shown math anxiety impacts up to half of all students in various ways. However, with the proper approach, it can be effectively addressed and met with an “I can do it!” attitude.
This week on “What’s Bugging You?” entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the plight of Bumble Bees and how listeners can get involved with a new Citizen Science project.
Article by Sathya Achia Abraham, Virginia Commonwealth University – Science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) are a daily part of life – the technology that is integral to most workplaces, the medication that treats illnesses, the roadways and buildings that provide routes to travel and shelters for housing.
Chesterfield County’s Rockwood Nature Center is partnering with nationally recognized artist Robert Louis Caldwell to highlight the beauty of the natural world in honor of Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:00-9:00 p.m., this free event will include art, animals, free seedlings, bluegrass music and more.
Green schools are popping up throughout the nation and receive this title based on a variety of components. Organizations such as Virginia Naturally in our home state recognize schools that are making the efforts to promote students and teachers who are “going green.” So what are some things that schools have implemented that closely match this mission?
From the 88.9 WCVE Newsroom–The Science Museum of Virginia upgrades The Dome. John Ogle has our report.
John Ogle: If you haven’t seen a show at the Science Museum of Virginia’s Dome Theater lately... be prepared to awestruck all over again.
Looking for another great way to become a Citizen Scientist? How about joining FrogWatch USA™ to monitor frogs and toads and collect data on local species? As a flagship citizen science program, FrogWatch USA™ gives volunteers across the country opportunities to gather information that will give scientists data in the battle to stop amphibian decline.