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Good Thinking! New Educational Resources from PBS LearningMedia and the Smithsonian Science Education Center

PBS LearningMedia and the Smithsonian Science Education Center today (8/18/15) announced a partnership to bring new digital resources to teachers and students. Beginning today, the professional development series Good Thinking! will now be available on PBS LearningMedia, the media-on-demand service for educators that serves over 1.6 million users across the country.

Notes from a Lazy Stargazer

I woke up at 3:00 a.m.. Why? Fate, I guess. I live near the UR campus under the canopy of a primeval forest. Meteor watching from my backyard doesn’t work very well. The UR campus, however, does offer some decent openings onto the night sky. I parked by the practice fields and looked out. Fortunately, I drive a convertible and was able to recline in the comfort of the car and gaze out. Campus lighting pretty well eliminated a quarter of the sky closest to the horizon on the campus side of the car. The rest of the sky was dark enough.

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 9:51am -- WCVE

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is an exciting series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long and continuing quest to understand what the world is made of. Three episodes tell the story of seven of history’s most important scientists as they seek to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter.

Question Your World: Why Do Scientists Study History?

In an ever changing world of newer and newer technology, the past sometimes seems very irrelevant. However, sometimes things that took place in the past serve as an amazing resource to help tackle tomorrow’s concerns. Why do scientists study history? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.