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Science Update seminars highlight science in the news, science-related anniversaries or celebrations, targeting all teachers of science and general science enthusiasts.


 

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Archive: Science Update: The Amazon: Why We Should Care and What We Should Fear, August 19, 2021

Thousands of miles away, the Amazon affects our climate, what we eat, the medicines we take, and it may be the source of our next pandemic. Why is for...

Middle School Elementary High School Informal Education Postsecondary Biology Climate Change Environmental Science Life Science STEM

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Archive: Science Update: Mapping Ozone Pollution Using Satellites and Plants, June 10, 2021

Did you know that ground-level ozone, a harmful air pollutant, is a problem in the US? Ground-level -or “bad” - ozone is toxic to plants and anima...

Middle School Elementary High School Postsecondary Biology Chemistry Climate Change Earth & Space Science Environmental Science Life Science STEM

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Archive: Science Update: Soaring into the Future with NASA Aeronautics, May 13, 2021

With so much recent media attention on our Commercial Crew Program and Mars 2020 “Perseverance” rover, it might be easy to forget the first “A�...

Middle School Elementary High School Aerospace STEM

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Archive: Science Update: Return of Periodical Cicadas: Fear, Fascination, and Fun in 2021, May 7, 2021

Known for their 13 and 17-year life cycles and massive synchronous emergences periodical cicadas are unique in the insect world. We will explore the n...

Middle School Early Childhood Elementary High School Informal Education Postsecondary Pre-service Teachers Preschool Biology Environmental Science General Science Life Science STEM

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Archive: Science Update: Virgin Galactic’s Space Flight System, April 8, 2021

Virgin Galactic is in the business of making astronauts with a mission to open up space to change the world for good. How do they do it? With a six se...

Middle School Elementary High School Aerospace Engineering STEM

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Archive: Science Update: COVID-19 Vaccines: What are They and How Do They Work?, March 18, 2021

The intent of this web seminar is to provide the attendees with some basic background information about vaccines and how this relates to the current C...

Middle School Elementary High School Biology Chemistry Life Science Technology

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Archive: Science Update: NASA's Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars...What to Expect!, February 17, 2021

The main goal of NASA's Perseverance Rover mission is to seek for signs of ancient life on Mars and collect samples of rock and regolith for possible ...

Middle School Elementary High School Astronomy Earth & Space Science Engineering STEM

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Archive: Science Update: Cosmic Explosions, February 11, 2021

The biggest explosions in the universe dwarf any we are capable of on Earth.  In space, we can witness an exploding star that can shine brighter ...

Middle School Elementary High School Informal Education Astronomy Earth & Space Science General Science Physics STEM

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Archive: Science Update: Bridging a Passion for Human Discovery in Space and on Earth — The Lucy Mission and Lucy in Space Contest, January 14, 2021

Two world-renowned scientists, Donald Johanson PhD and Hal Levison PhD, will discuss human’s passion for exploration and discovery through the&...

Middle School High School Astronomy Biology Earth & Space Science Engineering Evolution STEM Technology

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Archive: Science Update: The Unknown World of Deep-Sea Corals, December 3, 2020

Deep-sea corals live in some of the least studied ecosystems on the planet, yet provide crucial support for fisheries and a number of other ecosy...

Middle School Elementary High School Postsecondary Biology Climate Change Environmental Science Life Science STEM

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Archive: Science Update: The Cosmic Shooting Gallery, November 19, 2020

Stuff hits the Earth all the time, but fortunately we have a nice thick warm atmosphere that vaporizes everything smaller than an SUV. Spacecraft have...

Middle School Elementary High School Informal Education Postsecondary Astronomy Earth & Space Science General Science STEM Technology

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