Irrigation systems managed from iPads, animal nutrition tracked by computer chips, and tractors that drive using GPS are only a few examples of the ways farmers and ranchers are using technology to produce food in a sustainable manner.
Space School Musical, a multimedia Discovery Program from NASA, takes students on a trip through the solar system in a “hip-hopera” that uses song and dance to introduce the planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and even some rockin’ scientists and engineers—present and past—who present facts about the galaxy.
Perhaps aquatics and studies in marine biology seem out of reach for classroom connections, especially if students are hours away from the nearest coastal region. The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida, offers countless resources in the fields of aquaculture, ecotoxicology, ocean life, fisheries, and more.
Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education have partnered to present Manufacture Your Future—a comprehensive online website that offers middle school and high school educators, guidance counselors, students, and families hands-on resources to build excitement around postsecondary manufacturing career opportunities.