Stay Current 2023

The GSS email list (google group) receives “Stay Current” articles (excerpts and links to the source articles). To receive them email with subject line “Join GSS”. Please give your city, state, country, and your school (if you’re a teacher). See also “Stay Current” links in each book’s Contents table. Some news sources limit the […]

TG Losing Biodiversity

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } ~{}~ Objectives [] Assessment [] ResourcesGuides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 Teaching Objectives Goal 1: Students appreciate how we depend on the biodiversity of our planet. Objective 1A: Students can tell others […]

Teacher Guide for GSS

{ To GSS Books } TEACHER GUIDE CONTENTS Introduction 1. Map of the GSS Course 4. How Can I Customize GSS for My Students? 7. How is GSS Related to Science Education Reform? 2. What is Global Systems Science? 5. What Teaching Methods Should I Use? 8. How Was GSS Created? 3. What Will My […]

LB7C. Stay Current—One Global Ocean

Staying current for Chapter 7 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2023-09-07. Announcing $24.3M Investment Advancing Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal Research. [] By NOAA. Excerpt: The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program on behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) announces $24.3M of funding aimed at bringing together academic researchers, federal scientists and […]

LB6C. Stay Current—Field Trip: Predatory Bird Research Group

Staying current for Chapter 6 { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2022-11-28. Top-flight recovery: the inspiring comeback of the California condor. [] By Patrick Greenfield, The Guardian. Excerpt: Nearly extinct in the 1980s, an intensive programme to reverse the bird’s decline has made it a conservation success story. Despite being the largest flying bird in North […]

LB5C. Stay Current—The Living Skin of the Earth

Staying current for Chapter 5 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2023-09-26. If earthworms were a country, they’d be the world’s fourth largest producer of grain. [] By ERIK STOKSTAD, Science. Excerpt: According to the first worldwide estimate of the invertebrates’ contribution to crop yields, earthworms add more than 140 million […]

LB4C. Stay Current—The Puzzle of Inheritance

Staying current for Chapter 4 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2023-09-20. Worms with spider genes spin silk tougher than bulletproof Kevlar. [] By KATHERINE BOURZAC, Science. Excerpt: …researchers have used gene editing to make silkworms that can spin spider fibers tougher than the Kevlar used in bulletproof vests. The […]

LB3C. Stay Current—The Origins of Species

Staying current for Chapter 3 See Non-chronological resources for this chapter { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2023-08-04. A Maverick in the genome. [] By Sonya A. Widen, Israel Campo Bes, Alevtina Koreshova, Pinelopi Pliota, Daniel Krogull, Alejandro Burga, Science. Excerpt: It was long thought that the barriers to gene flow between animal species were impenetrable. Without reproduction, there was simply no way that DNA […]

LB2C. Stay Current—The Trail Back from Near Extinction

Staying current for Chapter 2  { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2023-01-10. Where the Bison Could Roam. [] By Jim Robbins, The New York Times. Excerpt: MALTA, Mont. — Around 200 chocolate-brown bison raise their heads, following the low growl of a pickup truck slowly motoring across the sagebrush-studded prairie. …This knot of bison — colloquially […]

LB1C. Stay Current—Seeking Biodiversity

Staying current for Chapter 1 {2021}-{2011–2020}-{2001–2010} See Non-chronological resources { Losing Biodiversity Contents } 2023-09-04. 2,000 Southern White Rhino to be Released into the Wild Over Next 10 Years. [] By African Parks. Excerpt: Johannesburg, South Africa, 04 September 2023 African Parks, a conservation NGO that manages 22 protected areas in partnership with 12 governments across […]