Discovery of magnetism: Our ancestors noticed that certain rocks were attracted to each other. They also noticed that this force could be transferred onto certain metallic objects!
High School Life
Khan Academy: Introduction to Economics
Introduction to economics: Basic introduction to what microeconomics and macroeconomics study. A bit on Adam Smith.
Khan Academy: What does it feel like to invent math?
What does it feel like to invent math?: An exploration of infinite sums, from convergent to divergent, including a brief introduction to the 2-adic metric, all themed on that cycle between discovery and invention in math. Music: Legions (Reverie) by Zoe Keatin
It is Almost Over: the End or the Beginning
These four words could mean anything to you. It does not have one distinct meaning. You decide what it means to you: this day is almost over, this season is almost over, or in my case, school is almost over. This phrase is used all the time and works with many different events. It could… Read more »
Pathways: A Video About Education Success and Losing a Loved One
When Johnny Cuantianquiz was 12 years old, his brother passed away. Just entering high school, Johnny felt unmotivated to excel in his education. After two years of struggling in school, Johnny ended up in Redwood High school, a continuation program for at-risk students. The My.Future grant, provided the resources to create the following film. It’s the… Read more »
Write a Great College Application Essay Without Breaking a Sweat
Seniors, it’s that time of year. College application deadlines are fast approaching, and (if you’re anything like I was in high school) you’re stressed to the max over getting every little detail right, especially when it comes to those daunting and sometimes downright pesky college essays. Over the last few months, you’ve probably asked yourself tons… Read more »
5 Apps for School
If you can’t put your smartphone down, at least put it to good use and get off Snapchat! Getting organized and saving time on the little things will help you focus your energy on your assignments and classes. Here are the top 5 apps for school that you have to check out to make those… Read more »
5 Tips for the Transition to High School
So summer’s officially over and most of us are back-to-school and back to the grind. If you’re entering high school for the first time, things can be a little different (and sometimes a little intimidating). Here are some quick tips for helping you make the transition to high school. 1 - Learn the ropes This might… Read more »
Develop Skills to Help Others in the Junior Staff Program
Explore a career in youth development or other human services. Looking to gain practical work experience? Not sure what you want to do for a career? Up until now people have mostly told you what’s next (which classes to take, what homework to do). It might be intimidating trying to decide what the next step… Read more »
Video: Singer Kelly Rowland Supports Teen Graduation
See our interview with singer Kelly Rowland as she joins BGCA’s effort and supports teen graduation! MCML Teen Reporter The low rate of high school graduation for U.S. students may make it seem that success is not in the cards for many. But that “Destiny” might be changing! Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Taco… Read more »