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JST VIRTUAL SCIENCE CENTER

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The Japanese Science and Technology Center's Virtual Science Center's lessons are appropriate for middle school and high school use.


Some lessons offer more depth than others, but all of the activities offer excellent content. Here is the full list of lessons: Mind Lab, Search for ET, Physics of Amusement Parks, Optical Communications, Earth Guide, The World of Rust, Energy Transmission in Sports, the Human Genome, and the Mysteries of the Body.

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Excellent resources for supplemental materials or integrate with the lesson plan.

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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2

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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2 | Piktochart Infographic Editor

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This is an excellent infographic to use along with facilitation and course design along with your STEM based integrated online learning.
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Response: Teaching Science to English Language Learners | Education Week Teacher

Response: Teaching Science to English Language Learners | Education Week Teacher | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo interviewed: "Alicia Johal, Maria Montalvo-Balbed, Donna Barrett-Williams, Caleb Cheung, Laura Prival , Claudio Vargas and Ariane Huddleston to share their suggestions on using the NGSS with English Language Learners.

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This is a review of 21st Century NGSS approaches used for Teaching Science to ELL's,  but for all learners. "All Standards, All Students."

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STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination | Visual Web

STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination | Visual Web | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
In focusing on traditional text-based knowledge & skills, we miss the key role visual tools play in STEM exploration and innovation. Recognizing the ways scientists and engineers use visuals wi…
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Deeper learning will occur when immersion and integration of metacognitive and problem-based learning strategies are included within the pedagogy.

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Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning | Mind/Shift

Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning | Mind/Shift | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
High school students at Science Leadership Academy explain what they value in their education.
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When students are immursed within the inquiry based learning, teachers facilitate the direction where deeper learning occurs.

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How a 3D-Printed Cracker Could Transform the Food Industry | YahooFood

How a 3D-Printed Cracker Could Transform the Food Industry | YahooFood | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
This 3D-printed cracker, full of sprouted mushrooms and greens, could transform the entire food industry.
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Amazing edible food engineering...

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Re-reading is inefficient - Here are 8 tips for studying smarter | Vox

Re-reading is inefficient - Here are 8 tips for studying smarter | Vox | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
The memory researcher's guide to studying.
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These are excellent learning strategies that can be applied within your teaching and learning environments.

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How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step By Step | Mind/Shift

How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step By Step | Mind/Shift | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
For educators ready to try the idea of design thinking, you'll be glad to know it does not require extensive transformation of your classroom. That said, it can be a transformative experience for all involved. Here, we try to answer your questions about the different integrating components of a design learning experience into familiar, pre-existing scenarios that play out in every school.
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Interesting and functional applications that can be used within your STEM-based teaching and learning environments.

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness | Edutopia

Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness | Edutopia | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.
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These are excellent capstone resources for your 21st Century teaching and learning environments. 

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math | THE Journal

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math | THE Journal | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
THE Journal: K-12 Education Technology
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These articles review the on-going developments and changes with in STEM-based educational teaching and learning environments.

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Molecular Workbench - STEM Based Resources | Concord Consortium & NSF

Molecular Workbench - STEM Based Resources | Concord Consortium & NSF | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Molecular Workbench provides visual, interactive computational experiments for teaching and learning science.

 

Visual, Interactive Simulations for Teaching & Learning Science
FREE AND OPEN SOURCEHundreds of Simulations

Explore physics, chemistry, biology,
biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

 

 Embedded Assessments

Real-time reports provide a complete view of student learning progression.

 

 

Create and Customize

Customize any model or create one from scratch with powerful modeling tools.

    

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This "FREE World Class STEM features enables it to support a wide range of instructional strategies such as inquiry-based, discovery-based, and problem-based learning in the 21st Century teaching and learning environments.


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Control Google Glass with your mind... and a second headset

Control Google Glass with your mind... and a second headset | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

Up until now, you can only navigate Google Glass by touching or talking to it, but London-based firm This Place just made it possible to control the device using something else: your brainwaves. The company just released an open source application called MindRDR that gives you something akin to very, very limited telekinetic abilities -- so long as you have both Google Glass and Neurosky's EEG biosensor headset.


See, MindRDR serves as the bridge that connects the two, translating the brain activity from the EEG biosensor into executable commands for the high-tech eyewear. At the moment, the software can only take pictures and upload them to either Facebook or Twitter, but This Place released the app for free on GitHub in hopes that other developers will use it for more advanced projects.

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This could be a real advancement for physically disabled learner throughout the world.

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10 New Technologies You Should Know About | Edudemic

10 New Technologies You Should Know About |  Edudemic | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Every year has its standouts, right? 2007 had the original iPhone, and 2010 had the iPad. But what has 2014 offered us in terms of awesome technology thus far? There’s been some chatter about things like Google Glass, but I have yet to see any notable number of folks walking around donning their Google specs. …
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"The infographic is from Weekly Science brings us 10 technologies from 2014 that are pushing the envelope tech-wise. Have you heard of them, or seen them yet?"

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Optogenetics and genomic tools make it possible to pinpoint the source of memory, consciousness, and emotions | MIT Technology Review

Optogenetics and genomic tools make it possible to pinpoint the source of memory, consciousness, and emotions | MIT Technology Review | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
With the invention of optogenetics and other technologies, researchers can investigate the source of emotions, memory, and consciousness for the first time.
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"Researchers are just beginning to gain these insights, but given the recent pace of technology development, the picture might emerge sooner than anyone dreamed possible when the light of optogenetics first flickered on a few years ago."

 

This is an outstanding article for the advancement of neuroscience and optogenetics.

 

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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!

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This is  a good list of young STEM based integrated, 21st Century classroom resources for your teaching and learning environments.
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Great resources and ideas can be found from this award winning blog.

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A collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources - including Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, and technology - that will inspire and motivate both you and your students.
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8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom

8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom
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PrBL can become a key component with competency-based learning by moving away from traditional lectures and provide deeper learning to occur. 

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How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function?

How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function? | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
We all know about the importance of sleep. But what's the difference between four, six and eight hours of sleep?
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Higher cognitive functions are relative to STEM based learning.

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GraphFree | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources

GraphFree | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
GraphFree is an incredibly flexible online graphing tool, boasting capabilities not found even in the most popular graphing calculators. Whether you’re a teacher who wants to make better graphs for tests, or a student looking for homework help, it’s time to try GraphFree.
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Excellent free tool to use in your STEM-based learning environments

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U.S. spacecraft reaches dwarf planet Ceres for 16-month study | Reuters

U.S. spacecraft reaches dwarf planet Ceres for 16-month study | Reuters | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. space probe slipped into orbit around Ceres, a miniature planet beyond Mars believed to be left over from the formation of the solar system, NASA said on Friday. Launched in 2007, the Dawn spacecraft made a 14-month tour of the asteroid Vesta before steering itself toward Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Dawn shifted its path to allow itself to be captured by Ceres’ gravity at 7:39 a.m. EST, becoming the
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This would be a great topic to include in your STEM teaching and learning environment.

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PhotoMath Could Change the Way We Think About Teaching Math | FTFT

PhotoMath Could Change the Way We Think About Teaching Math | FTFT | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

PhotoMath is a new iPhone and Windows phone app that will provide users with the solution to math problems. PhotoMath users can take a picture of a math problem in a book and have the problem completed for them. The "steps" button on the app will show users the steps needed to successfully solve the math problem.

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Will this tool be used for empowerment or cheating for the learner? Will teaching ethics in math or all STEM based courses be required for all 21st Century learning and teaching environments? 

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STEM and Writing: A Super Combination | Edutopia

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination | Edutopia | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Read how a quantum physicist, who was a guest speaker in a language arts classroom, inspired the imagination and writing of the middle school students.
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Interesting perspectives being shared with Cal Tech and Dr. Spyridon Michalakis...(Spiros in short), on integrated STEM Learning.

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Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? | EmergingEdTech

Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? | EmergingEdTech | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
This Innovate Model has Exciting Potential and is Gaining Momentum, but it Requires Embracing Change in Order to Succeed
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This article reviews the evolving and dynamic 21st Century teaching and learning environments within Competency-based pedagogy.

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness | Edutopia

Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness | Edutopia | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.
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These are excellent STEM resources to add to 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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New device allows the blind to read written text in real time | Science Alert

New device allows the blind to read written text in real time | Science Alert | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
An audio reading device to give the vision impaired cheap and easy access to printed words is being developed by scientists in the US.
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..."Keep Moving Forward"...

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Scientists create most efficient artificial photosynthesis yet | Engadget

Scientists create most efficient artificial photosynthesis yet | Engadget | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Many scientists now think that slowing down global warming isn't enough anymore and that we now need to clear some of the CO2 already in the air.
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Technology is pushing more and more green energy for our future.

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Warning, high voltage: scientists solve mysteries of electric fish

Warning, high voltage: scientists solve mysteries of electric fish | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Here is some truly shocking news: Scientists have discovered the secrets behind electric fish, using genetic studies that revealed how these exotic creatures developed an organ that can unleash a wicked jolt. Researchers on Thursday unveiled a genetic blueprint of the electric eel - a fearsome denizen of South America that can zap you with an electric field of up to 600 volts - as well as detailed genetic data on two other types of electric fish. The new study found that various electric fish rely on the same genes and biological pathways to build their electric organs from skeletal muscle despite the different appearance and body location of their organs. "It really is something truly unique in the animal kingdom," Michigan State University zoology professor Jason Gallant said.
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Interesting research defines the " electric organs" found in these species.

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