PBS LearningMedia and Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) have partnered to bring the professional development series Good Thinking! to PBS LearningMedia’s on-demand service for educators. Drawing from peer-reviewed research in science, cognition, and pedagogy, Good Thinking! distills valuable findings from hard-to-access journal articles to promote effective classroom practices. The series is available on SSEC’s YouTube channel.
Smithsonian Science for the Classroom is setting the standard for 3Dlearning and 3D assessment. Developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center, this integrated STEM curriculum is designed to engage students in grades 1–5 in phenomenon-based learning through coherent storylines that connect to the world around them.
Set to launch in the summer of 2022, NASA’s Psyche mission will be the first to explore a world likely made largely of metal. Scientists hope that studying asteroid Psyche will give insights into how Earth’s core and the cores of the other terrestrial planets came to be.
Students interested in animals and wildlife will find Brave Wilderness an engaging YouTube channel to follow. They can join hosts Coyote Peterson, Mark Vins, and Mario Aldecoa as they lead viewers on a variety of expeditions featuring everything from grizzly bears and crocodiles to rattlesnakes and tiger sharks.