Title: History Explorer Podcast: Hurricane Katrina and Collecting from a Disaster
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of the United States strong . strong In her wake, a team of curators from the museum set out to collect objects that captured the history of the moment and what it meant to the country. In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, listen to the late curator David Shayt discuss how and what the museum collected in the immediate aftermath of the devastating storm. The resource includes a teachers guide, student worksheet, and image pack.
Standard(s): [SS2010] CWI (9-12) 6: Compare information presented through various media, including television, newspapers, magazines, journals, and the Internet.
Title: Biotechnology at the Cutting Edge
Get an introduction to some of today's top researchers and the basics of biotechnology, biofuel, genetics, health, and agriculture. This video features interviews with four leading scientists in biotechnology who tell us what drew them to the field: Dr. Pardis Sabeti, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Dr. Jay Keasling, Chief Executive Officer, Joint BioEnergy Institute, U.S. Department of Energy; Dr. Karen Nelson, Director, Rockville, Maryland, Campus of the J. Craig Venter Institute; Dr. Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto Company
Standard(s): [SS2010] CWI (9-12) 7: Identify strategies that facilitate public discussion on societal issues, including debating various positions, using a deliberative process, blogging, and presenting public forums.
Title: Lying on Email
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a study that explored the challenge of detecting lies and cons over email. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [SS2010] CWI (9-12) 1: Describe current news stories from various perspectives, including geographical, historical, political, social, and cultural.