In 1931, the Legislature selected the cactus wren to be the official state bird of Arizona.
Here you will find a general overview of several important pieces of environmental legislation.
Neil talks with Jon about his love for science and technology, the difference between having scientists and politicians as guests on The Daily Show, the importance of scientific literacy, the intersection of science and public policy, and the cosmic connections that unite us all… because even New Jersey is made of star stuff.
The Mississippi Delta is experiencing historic flooding, tornadoes recently tore up towns in Alabama, and multiple blizzards buried the Northeastern U.S. last winter.
Actress, comedian, and political activist Janeane Garofalo joins the show to lay out the political theater as she sees it, and cedes no ground on whether scientific issues should ever be a topic of partisan debate.
In this lesson, students write, solve, and graph systems of linear equations to determine how long it takes to pay off a ticket and debate the fairest ways for cities to raise revenues without harming their poorest residents.
In this lesson, students write linear equations to model the homeless populations in New York City and Los Angeles and discuss what they can do to aid people experiencing homelessness in their communities.
In this lesson, students will explore how many people the Earth is adding and losing each minute, and use this to build an exponential model for human population growth.
In this lesson students use recursive rules and linear and exponential functions to explore urbanization in the U.S., as well as what different levels of urbanization might mean for future life in the country.
In this lesson, students analyze almost thirty years’ worth of data summarized in n-way frequency tables and discuss whether they see evidence of racial bias in who receives the death penalty and who doesn’t.