Science, technology, engineering and math are key subjects to study in today's rapidly changing, technology-based society. They are also great subjects for interesting stories.
Forced by the Church to give-up working on astronomical matters, Galileo returns to his experiments on the laws of motion.
Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph on the 21st of November, 1877 - and - we can hear it. The clip is the first "listenable" piece of music ever recorded.
Particle accelerators help scientists to investigate the infinitely large by examining the infinitely small.
Erin Brockovich, working at a law firm, finds PG&E is polluting the air, water, and soil with toxic chemicals.
The "Higgs Boson" was "in the news" around the world on July 4, 2012. Scientists at CERN - in Europe - announced theymayhave found this particle following a collision in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva.
Just like the Deepwater Horizon itself, with its many moving parts, the disaster at the rig includes many details. This story summarizes the key issue...
In an unbelievable turn of events, a sperm whale attacks a whaleship called the Essex on November 20, 1820.
About five years before he died, Thomas Nickerson wrote a 105-page narrative (with illustrations) which he called The Loss of the Ship “Ess...
This map, from PBS' "American Experience," depicts the areas where whales were captured between 1790 and 1924. Data for the map was retrieved from a s...
This illustration, produced by Currier & Ives sometime between 1856 and 1907, depicts (in the foreground) whalers in an open boat hunting a Right ...
Comparing a Fictional Account with an Historical One
Drawing Conclusions about Author's Purpose
Drawing Conclusions by Integrating Information
Making Connections between Ideas in the Text
Storing water in their large stems, Baobab trees help people during dry periods.
After experiencing an accident in space, Apollo 11's crew depended on team work to save their lives.
As they get closer to the Moon, Apollo 11's crew gets a warning sign. Is it real or is it a glitch?
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