Archive for month: July, 2019

How to help kids fall in love with the outdoors

You don’t need to go to a national park to help your kids fall in love with nature; a walk around the block can be enough. Technology also doesn’t have to be the enemy. Instead, use it as a tool [...]

Scent playlists could boost your health and well-being

A new technology aspires to harness the powerful human sense of smell to enhance our daily lives.  Someday this approach might even be used to benefit our health. How is this possible? Step one: Just inhale. We’re living in a [...]

Meet the fourth cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators!

  What could education look like if every innovative voice from the classroom to the superintendent boardroom was shared and amplified globally? The fourth cohort of TED-ED Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed Team are embarking on a mission to find [...]

A bold step for womankind: Meet the young women behind Kyrgyzstan’s satellite program

Ranging in age from 17 to 25, they are challenging their country’s gender norms by learning engineering and coding, and setting their sights on infinity and beyond. In Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, a dedicated group at the Kyrgyz Space [...]

5 TED-Ed Lessons about water

Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right. But just why is it so important? To learn all about water and how it affects the human body, watch this playlist of original animated videos, curated just for you. [...]

Do entertain the animals: 5 ways to be a better human at the zoo

Your job: Be interesting. Researcher and author Laurel Braitman explains. Most humans at a zoo or aquarium are really predictable. We go up to the glass and wave, or pull out our phones and take a picture, and then wander off to [...]

11 electrifying facts about jellyfish

Some jellyfish are longer than a blue whale. Others are barely larger than a grain of sand. And one even contains a secret that’s behind some of the greatest breakthroughs in biology. To dive deeper into why jellyfish are such [...]