Indoor edible walls in the classroom

Posted on: July 31st, 2012 by ninja No Comments

Teachers: Are you ready for the new school year? Are you feeling energized and ready to kick it into high gear? If you are looking for some inspiration, look no further! Meet Stephen Ritz, a sixth grade teacher in the South Bronx. He has taken a simple lesson plan to new level in his classroom,…

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Sally Ride’s message of hope about the climate

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by ninja No Comments

This week we lost a great American hero. Dr. Sally Ride was an astronaut, educator, and champion of science education for girls. After retiring from NASA in 1987, she founded Sally Ride Science, an organization devoted to encouraging young people, especially girls, pursue careers in science and math. In the short video below, hear Dr.…

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Weather Weirding

Posted on: July 16th, 2012 by ninja

Is the weird weather we are having this summer just a strange one-off event or part of a larger pattern? Tune in and listen to Dr. Eugene Cordero, climate scientist at San Jose State University and founder of the Green Ninja Project, on last week’s radio program on KPFA called “Up Front.”   Download the podcast…

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Scientific American chooses Green Ninja: Footprint Renovation as “Video of the Week”

Posted on: July 14th, 2012 by ninja

July 13, 2012 — Many thanks to blogger Bora Zivkovic for choosing our video as Scientific American’s “Video of the Week”! There is still time to vote for this video in the People’s Choice Awards. The prize money of $5,000 will be used to create more free videos for teachers and kids.

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Where are you on the global fat scale?

Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by ninja No Comments

A new tool based on data collected by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows you which country you most resemble according to your Body Mass Index (BMI).  Driven by curiosity about my own profile, I gave it a whirl. I entered my age, height, and weight and in just one second I got…

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Why does George Shultz drive a Leaf?

Posted on: July 12th, 2012 by ninja No Comments

“It’s not a matter of opinion, it’s a matter of fact that the globe is warming. We should be looking at ways to lessen our dependence on oil at all. And that’s why I like my electric car…” begins George Shultz, former secretary of state, in the new two-minute video posted today. Take a listen.…

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Scientific American blogs about the Green Ninja

Posted on: July 11th, 2012 by ninja

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 — The Green Ninja was featured in Scientific American’s “PsiVid: A Cross Section of Science on the Cyberscreen” blog today. The blog’s author, Joanne Manaster, teaches an online Master of Science Teaching program to certified teachers with the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois and is helping to…

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What’s your chicken report?

Posted on: July 5th, 2012 by ninja No Comments

In the short Green Ninja animatic, “What’s the Bag Deal?” we learn that the choice between paper bags and plastic bags at the grocery store is not as important for the environment as the choices we make about what groceries go inside the bag. Great teaching tool: “Cost of Chicken” I was interested to learn…

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