Adam Yates

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Creating an Outdoor Shower

<b>Scout the Right Spot</b><p>Exterior walls directly outside of kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms are prime locations for an outdoor shower. Having a …

Landscaping

Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen, A Visit to the Arctic Norwegian Town Where the Dead Can’t Be Buried

For his short film “Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen“, Los Angeles filmmaker David Fried traveled over 18 hours to Longyearbyen, Norway to find out more …

Global Warming

Awesome time-lapse shows Mount Everest in all its nighttime glory

If you think of Mount Everest, the imagery you bring to mind probably features dramatic vistas of snow-covered rock and bright blue skies.<p>Keen to …

Animated map of what Earth would look like if all the ice melted

Many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.<p>As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels …

A toy expert’s guide to the best holiday gifts for creative, curious kids

To me, good shopping means going in with a game plan. That’s particularly true for parents heading into the craziest shopping week of the year, at once eager to find toys that will help their children learn and grow and overwhelmed by the number of sales on offer.<p>The best way to find the right toy …

Kids

The Gist of Climate Change explained in one Amazing XKCD Comic

Credit: XKCD<p>If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard ‘but the climate has and always will be changing,’ I’d be filthy rich. That would actually be …

What If All The Ice Melted On Earth? ft. Bill Nye

Fields of Green: 5 Favorite Lawn Substitutes

Ah, the scent of freshly mowed grass. And… lawn mower noise, grass allergies, proliferation of chemical fertilizers, obscene water consumption, and …

Classroom Management: 4 Keys to Starting the Year off Right

Listen to my interview with Michael Linsin here or read a full transcript.<p><b>When I was a teacher, classroom management was not my strongest suit.</b> I …

Teaching

23 Diagrams That Make Gardening So Much Easier

Whether you've got two green thumbs or you're an avowed plant-murderer, you need these tips.

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture

Why PD Matters So Much for PBL Teachers

<i>“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”</i><p>Ultimately, I learned how to ride a bike by getting up the guts to hop on …

Pedagogy

Watch This Compilation of SpaceX Launches for the Crashes

Yes, we could watch that gif of the Falcon 9 rocket landing itself on a drone ship all day long. But, after watching this string of the last four …

Companion Planting Chart (Guide For Vegetables)

Companion planting is the art of arranging your garden so that your plants are happier, healthier, and supportive of one another.<p>Strange as it may …

Gardening

These Breathtaking Images Reveal That by Destroying Nature, We are Destroying Life Itself

Creative visual campaigns can go a long way in helping to raise awareness of pressing social and environmental issues. WildAid’s “Protect the Pandas …

Ice Age

8 Air-Filtering Plants That Will Boost Your Productivity

Have you ever heard of "sick building syndrome"?<p>The term is used to describe symptoms experienced by individuals working or living in large …

Leonardo DiCaprio: 'This Is the Video Future Generations Will Be Wishing Everyone Watched Today'

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has advocated for a number of worthy causes, from fighting climate change to the importance of conservation. …

Plant-Based Diet

This Video Brilliantly Demonstrates How Far Away a Possible Ninth Planet Would Be

There may be a new planet at the outskirts of our solar system. Way, way, way out in the outskirts.<p>There's something weird going on at the edge of the solar system. A group of dwarf planets all have orbits that seem to drag them toward one point in the solar system on highly elliptical paths. …

Incredible Time Lapse Footage Will Show You Why Fighting for Wildlife is so Important (VIDEO)

Fighting to protect the world’s animal species and environment can be daunting. For every victory, it seems like another group of foolish humans pops …

Time-lapse Photography

INTERNATIONAL ELEPHANT FILM FESTIVAL

<b>The International Elephant Film Festival empowers worldwide public engagement efforts to inspire personal responsibility and stewardship for elephant</b> …

NASA is giving away its vintage-inspired travel posters for free

When NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory reached out to Don and Ryan Clark — the design duo behind Invisible Creature — in hopes that they might create …

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016

<b>Listen to the podcast:</b><p><b>About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech.</b> Over the last month, I have been updating it for …

A Weapon Against Climate Change May Be Right Under Our Feet

Healthy soil may play a huge role in mitigating global warming and helping us adapt to it.<p>Scientists battling to slow climate change and cope with its effects are harnessing an overlooked, yet potentially powerful partner -- one that happens to be right beneath our feet.<p>Soil, they say, is critical …

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here …