Friday, March 27, 2009

An eMagazine for Students

Of course you're interested in the future! Check out The Future Times for interesting articles, science homework help, contests, career planning ideas and more.  This 'zine is can get you excited about where science and technology are evolving, solving real problems and creating some pretty clever opportunities.  Be warned that it is not a site created by scientists and engineers, though -- go ahead, get excited! and double check the facts before you put them into that term paper due tomorrow.  The Future Times is brought to you by Future for All, "a layperson's view of future technology and society."

Monday, March 9, 2009

The EMphaSis in March

Geology, human biology, forensic anthropology, glaciology, paleontology, oceanography, medical technology, natural science -- all in March on Wyoming PBS.

"Dr. Love" (Friday, March 13, 11:00 p.m.): Dr. David Love of Laramie is known statewide for his work on the earliest geological map of Wyoming.

NOVA airs on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. on both the standard-definition and high-definition channels; repeats on Saturday afternoons at 4:00 p.m., Sundays at 6:00 p.m. on high-definition, and on early Monday mornings at 2:00 a.m.
"Marathon Challenge" (Saturday, March 14): Explore what it takes -- physically and mentally-- for runners to make it through the race.
"The Great Inca Rebellion" (Tuesday March 17): An ancient cemetery in Lima, Peru, yields a secret to forensic anthropology.
"Extreme Ice" (Tuesday, March 24): Melting glaciers are examined by a scientific team and documented by photojournalists.
"The Last Extinction" (Tuesday, March 31): Scientists propose a remarkable idea about what killed off mammoths and other large animals at the end of the Ice Age.

"The State of the Planet's Oceans" (Wednesday, March 18, 7:00; Saturday, March 21, 6:00 in HD): Examine the health and sustainability of the Earth's oceans.

SECOND OPINION (Sundays, March 22 and March 29, 5:30 p.m.): Medical news and advice.

NATURE airs on Sundays at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. in High Definition and at 8:00 p.m. in Standard Definition.  Repeats are early Monday mornings at 1:00 a.m. and on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. on Standard Definition and at 11:00 p.m. on High Definition.
"Penguins on the Antarctic" (Sunday, March 22, 8:00 p.m.): As the climate changes, long-established penguin territories are being invaded and nesting colonies are being disrupted.
"Kilauea: Mountain of Fire" (Sunday, March 29, 8:00 p.m.): Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island, is the world's most active volcano, still erupting since 1983.  See the cataclysmic meeting of 2,000-degree lava and the 75-degree ocean.

"Sick Around the World" (Tuesday, March 24, 9:00): Health care systems in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan and Taiwan are examined for ideas that might help us reform our broken health-care system in the U.S.

EARTHQUAKES IN WYOMING (Thursday, March 26, 9:00): Wyoming may be overdue for an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5.  Examine the science of earthquakes, the history and potential of earthquakes in Wyoming, and what science and technology can do to help minize damage and injury.

Miss the show?  Look for repeats of NATURE and NOVA during the Sunday overnight broadcast (1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.) and on Saturday afternoons (3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.).  Also check out the great resources for teaching and learning developed around NATURE, NOVA, JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH

Monday, February 23, 2009

Engineer Your Life!

"No profession unleashes the spirit of innovation like engineering.  From research to real-world applications, engineers constantly discover how to improve our lives by creating bold new solutions that connect science to life in unexpected, forward-thinking ways.  Few professions turn so many ideas into so many realities. Few have such a direct and positive effect on people's everyday lives. We are counting on engineers and their imaginations to help us meet the needs of the 21st century!" ~NAE

Check out Engineer Your Life (especially! if you are a teen girl).

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wyoming School Improvement Conference - we're there!

Wyoming PBS is teaming up with Utah Education Network at the Wyoming School Improvement Conference March 2-3 in Casper.  Look for our sessions late Monday and early Tuesday.  We'll have a demo of the free on-line video that is organized and designed specifically for K-12 teachers and learners -- quick snips, easy to find just what you are looking for!  Check out Teacher's Domain, a part of the larger collection that will offered by Wyoming PBS.

The EMphaSis is on Engineering, Math and Science

Wyoming PBS is one of eight PBS stations selected to participate in a nationwide CPB effort to encourage and enhance learning in science, technology, engineering and math. The initiative brings together local public television stations, national producers, science educators, science organizations and other partners with a broad network of students, business and government leaders and mentors, including FIRST, a non-profit organization that promotes science exploration through robotics.

Tune in to these EMphaSis shows in February:

Help kids put the EMphaSis on weekdays:

Catch READING RAINBOW at 4:30pm on these days for more math and science:

  • 2/11 Wed: Scientists and falcons
  • 2/12 Thur: Scientists and eagles
  • 2/13 Fri: Fact vs. Fiction
  • 2/19 Thur: Space Exploration
  • 2/20 Fri: Technology and recycling