Sunday, May 20, 2018
Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Documented in Greenlandic Ice

Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Documented in Greenlandic Ice

WORLD Modern people aren’t the only ones who’ve polluted the atmosphere. Ancient air pollution has now allowed scientists a peek into the economic health of Ancient Rome. (Science) Use our […]
Educator Spotlight: Investigating the Stories Behind Smartphones

Educator Spotlight: Investigating the Stories Behind Smartphones

Loris Chen designed a unit that guides her eighth-grade students through an exploration of smartphones. Students follow the product life cycle from beginning to end, discovering what raw materials are used, how they are sourced, and how sustainable they are. The project culminates with students producing videos to share their ideas for improving smartphone sustainability.
Explosive Volcano? Just Add Water

Explosive Volcano? Just Add Water

SCIENCE Scientists are warning of “ballistic rocks” hurled from Kilauea’s crater. So, steer clear of the erupting volcano, people. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about craters […]
This Week in Geographic History: May 14-20

This Week in Geographic History: May 14-20

Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, […]
Earthquake-Monitoring Tech May Help Save Elephants

Earthquake-Monitoring Tech May Help Save Elephants

SCIENCE Technology developed to study earthquakes could help conservationists monitor elephant populations from afar. (Pacific Standard) Learn more about how elephants communicate with our great video resource. (Cue up to […]
Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank a Teacher!

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank a Teacher!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! This year, we asked our Nat Geo Educator Community, as well as Nat Geo staff, to #ThankATeacher! Check out our Twitter feed to see more grateful educators! […]
Teacher Appreciation Week: The Dawn of Geo-Literacy

Teacher Appreciation Week: The Dawn of Geo-Literacy

By Jennifer Burgin Most of the staff and learners at Oakridge are asleep when the sun rises, yet we benefit from Dawn’s light daily! Dawn Amin-Arsala runs Mosaic, a special […]
Why Kilauea’s Eruption Makes Volcanologists Nervous

Why Kilauea’s Eruption Makes Volcanologists Nervous

SCIENCE It’s not exactly the sudden explosion that many Americans imagine when they hear the words volcanic eruption. But for exactly that reason, “it’s the kind of eruption that makes […]
This Week in Geographic History, May 7-13

This Week in Geographic History, May 7-13

Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, […]
Hawaii May Ban Sunscreen

Hawaii May Ban Sunscreen

ENVIRONMENT From Banana Boat to Coppertone, major sunscreen brands may soon have to revamp their products or stop selling them in Hawaii, which is looking out for its coral reefs. […]

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