You can’t believe everything you see in social media, but when something’s popular on Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat, it’s sure to be something you can use to catch students’ attention. The stories that caught our eye this week run the gamut from wonderfully eye-catching to thought-provoking. Warning: SciFri dancing could lead to silly grins all day!
Every Day Should be Science Friday
TGI SCIENCE FRIDAY! We’ve got a packed show for you today!
🐻 in Yosemite
🐜 in traffic jams
🌊 building for future floods
🌳 tangled evolutionary tree
— Science Friday (@scifri) August 17, 2018
RIP #QueenOfSoul: Even the moon is sad.
— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) August 16, 2018
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Celebrating the #firstdayofschool today?! 😊
— Megan Doty (@Megan_NSTA) August 13, 2018
Have a birthday in August? So do these trailblazers!
Did you know that both Meriwether Lewis and William Clark have August birthdays? Check out this NAEP U.S. history item on the Lewis and Clark Expedition—the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the United States: https://t.co/qXOtEnG7uc pic.twitter.com/BaUN2DC05p
— NAEP (@NAEP_NCES) August 17, 2018
Time for a reality check?
A proposed bill in #Congress calls for studies on the impact of social media, #artificialintelligence, mobile devices, video games, #VirtualReality and #AugmentedReality on children’s development. #edtech #K12 https://t.co/EyYoIX6Yd3 pic.twitter.com/X6amlI6hjD
— Digital Directions (@EdWeekEdTech) August 17, 2018
New plan needed for the red planet?
— Planetary Society (@exploreplanets) August 17, 2018
Happy #DataPalooza day! We’re celebrating all things data today with @NOAA and @NOAASatellites. Discover more about our environmental data: https://t.co/8fr4k9xm41 #DataDiscoveryMonth pic.twitter.com/BpG8gfXXuh
— NOAA NCEI Climate (@NOAANCEIclimate) August 17, 2018
The debate I want to solve with my kids this weekend…
— Mike Spear (@mikesgene) August 17, 2018
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