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May 01, 16

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences has partnered with NBC Learn (the educational arm of NBC News) and the Weather Channel to produce a 10-part video series that explores the science of natural disasters and research to avert their human and economic toll. "When Nature Strikes: Science of Natural Hazards," narrated by the Weather Channel's Marshall Shepherd, spotlights the fundamental scientific research NSF funds to improve predictability and risk assessment and reduce the impact of catastrophic events.

May 01, 16

DLESE is the Digital Library for Earth System Education, a free resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. DLESE's development was funded by the National Science Foundation and continues to be built by a distributed community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels.

  • Being a columnist carries the responsibility of being supportive of your sources, getting the facts straight, and not embroiling yourself in conflicts of interest
  • Learn how to write the "inverted pyramid" style so that the reader gets the point straight up and then dives into the supporting story.
  • a short article for a column will be about 500 words or less, while few columns go beyond 1200 words. Brevity and getting to the point quickly are skills that you need to hone to be a good columnist.

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Apr 11, 16

"Students imagine themselves as a news reporter, seismologist and local resident. The local news team is sick and they've been asked to report on a recent quake. They must investigate, locate the epicenter and present their report."

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