Topical Science—July 2021

Happy summer! We hope you’re enjoying some well-deserved time off in the sunshine. However, we know that a lot of teachers are offering summer classes, so we wanted to keep providing fun, topical science content. We hope that these videos will help you get inspired this month!

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Saturday, July 3

International Plastic Bag Free Day

This global initiative encourages people to stop using plastic bags, while also teaching people about the problem of plastic pollution. This week, why not teach your students about nonbiodegradable materials? Learn more.

Monday, July 5

National Hawaii Day

Happy Hawaii Day! To celebrate, why not learn about Mount Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, which helped create the islands of Hawaii millions of years ago? 

Sunday, July 11

World Population Day

This UN event has the aim of raising awareness of global population issues, such as universal access to health care, education, housing, and water. But what’s the most populous country on Earth? Let’s learn more:

Tuesday, July 13

Cow Appreciation Day

Cows are amazing animals that give us some of our most loved food products, like cheese and ice cream! But unfortunately, their burps and farts are actually quite a big environmental problem… Learn more.

Tuesday, July 20

World Chess Day

Chess is one the world’s most popular games, and World Chess Day has been celebrated since 1966, when it was established by the International Chess Federation. On this day, why not learn more about an ancient, chess-based math problem?

Wednesday, July 28

World Nature Conservation Day

Celebrated around the world, this day encourages people to protect and conserve habitats and natural resources. Learn more about conservation by watching this video: Watch now.

Friday, July 30

International Day of Friendship

Friendships aren’t just important to humans—a lot of animals also rely on the support of others. In fact, some species depend on each other for survival. Learn more about symbiosis and mutualism:

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