App for Exploring the Social Impact of Photography
Plus: Getty Unshuttered offers 25 videos with bite-sized photo tips that will help students sharpen their photography skills and explore the medium and its social impact. Students can view the Unshuttered instructional videos for free on YouTube.
What are students in pursuit of? What drives them? What do they want to change? Getty Unshuttered provides a positive community for teen artists to create and raise their voices for social good—a place to inspire one another and grow as artists. The Getty Museum in Los Angeles invites them to snap a photo reflecting their passion, share their image, and energize others to act. The museum has featured hundreds of Getty Unshuttered artists and is aiming to make 2021 its biggest year yet. Students can download the Getty Unshutteredapp for iOS or Android and join the Unshuttered community on Facebook@gettyunshuttered and Twitter #unshuttered. Cost: Free
For more than 35 years, TheWhite House Office of Science and Technology has bestowed the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) upon STEM teachers across the country and in US jurisdictions.
In April 2019, scientists obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole. Teachers can capture students’ enthusiasm about black holes by challenging them to solve the standards-aligned math problems provided by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.
Twig Science Reporter is a freeweekly science news service for K–6 classrooms created in partnership with Imperial College London to connect science lessons with real-world STEM news and events through high-quality video and other learning resources to pique students’ interest.