TAG: Curriculum

LEGOs: Combining Play and Learning

LEGOs: Combining Play and Learning

LEGO sets may be a first introduction to design and architecture for many during their childhood years. Planning, building, demolishing and rebuilding can be considered rites of passage in the world of imaginary play. Toys like LEGOs can help build motor skills and develop strategy building abilities. They are even on an upcoming agenda to be used in a school curriculum in Denmark for children ages 3 through 7, with plans for eventually providing instruction for those up to age 16. The International School of Billund, located in Jutland near the LEGO birthplace, is working to become the first of its… read more

Getting Schooled on Climate Change

Getting Schooled on Climate Change

Global warming – is it or isn’t it? That seems to be the question a lot lately. Researchers have been following a 1600 year old ice formation and have been documenting its downgrading. It has taken only 25 years for this massive landmark to melt. According to scientists, the effects of global warming have played the major role in melting the massive glacial structure in the Andes, the Quelccaya Ice Cap. Remarkably, researchers acquired and studied samples of the ice structure’s core. They were able to inspect plant life as well as unearth discoveries about the climate spanning almost the… read more