nuSTEM Newsletter 36 – Physical Geography

Welcome to Newsletter 36!
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In our newsletter you will be introduced to a STEM topic and find a related-activity to work on during the week (please share your results with us!), as well as extensions to additional learning or games related to the field. In addition, you will find a Northeastern connection – something Northeastern is doing related to that field. This week’s topic: Physical Geography. For a list of prior blog posts, see the blog index.

Resource Highlight

  • GeographyRealm – Sub-branches of Physical Geography
    Geography Realm
    Physical Geography is one of the main sub-branch of geography but it still encompasses many other sub-fields. These sub-fields include Biogeography, Climatology, Coastal Geography, Environmental Geography, Geomorphology, Glaciology, and more! Learn more about the different sub-fields that fall under physical geography on Geography Realm.
  • [email protected] – A Sweet Solution to Plastic Pollution 

    Upon realizing how prevalent plastic containers were, Northeastern University’s Assistant Professor Hongli (Julie) Zhu wanted to figure out a better way to combat them. Her solution? Sugarcane byproduct. Learn more about how Assistant Professor Zhu using something sweet to create a sustainable, compostable, inexpensive and biodegradable container.

Web Resources for K-12 Students and Parents

In addition to the resource highlight above, which is tied directly to the Newsletter topic, we will also highlight two new web resources each week.

  • NASA – Earth Day 2021 Toolkit
    Nasa
    To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, NASA compiled a list of activities, videos, special programs and other materials all about Earth! These resources are a great way to learn about our beautiful planet at home, in school or even on your own. Learn more about Planet Earth with NASA on this website.
  • Steve Spangler Science

    Steve Spangler Science is a online library filled with hands-on science experiments. This library contains the most popular Steve Spangler science experiments, including the ones that he has done on live TV. Have fun and try these fun experiments at home to learn more about science and how it applies in the real world.

K-12 Student Engagement (2020-2021)

Number of students directly interacted with with program efforts so far this year (as of May 2021):

1473

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9413