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These 17 Women Changed The Face Of Physics

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From discovering pulsars to correcting the optics of the fuzzy Hubble Space Telescope, here are 17 stories of women who made undeniably vital contributions to astronomy and physics.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 15, 11:42 AM

Because it's cool to know the kind of impact scientists have made and especially cool to know about the women who have done some of this work.

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Add Wow to Your Science Lesson Plans with These Five Teaching Tools | Gynzy Teachers

Add Wow to Your Science Lesson Plans with These Five Teaching Tools | Gynzy Teachers | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Science is the subject where your students can (literally) get their hands dirty. It's one of the most interactive subjects you can teach, mostly because

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Humans will be kept between Life & Death in the first Suspended Animation Trials

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At a hospital in Pittsburgh, surgeons are now allowed to place patients into a state of suspended animation.

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Google Science Fair 2014

Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old. What do you want to change?

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Tablets Improve Science Classroom Learning, Study Finds

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The power of iPads and other tablets can help students learn concepts of enormous scale, like the size of the solar system, that traditional methods struggle to teach.

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Learning Science Through Inquiry | Visual.ly

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Children can learn problem-solving skills using methods similar to the ones scientists employ to prepare them for opportunities in their professional

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:03 PM

This infographic looks at science,specifically the value of teaching students science from a young age because of the many skills that are developed. These skills include developing questions, collecting evidence, forming decisions, constructing information and communicating. It also discusses the FERA cycle, as in:

* Focus

* Explore

* Reflect

* Apply

The infographic then explores how STEM has the ability to impact her choices throughout her lifetime. This infographic was created by the Smithsonian and provides great information throughout (including a more detailed explanation of the FERA cycle).

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 5, 2013 3:34 PM

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Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, February 13, 11:30 AM

Excellent infographic about learning science through critical-thinking and student-directed inquiry

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Animations: This Thing Called Science

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We're thrilled to launch our next series of animations: This Thing Called Science. This series follows on from Critical Thinking, showing the way we think scientifically by considering skepticism, ...

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mtmeme's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:09 AM

Great series for introduction to scientific concepts and research methods. When we are aware of sources of bias we can devise ways to test for it or eliminate it. 

Hanis's curator insight, July 22, 2014 3:50 PM

Learn more about Science by first understanding the Scientific Process. These videos above make it much more easier to understand the topic. 

Derek McCormack's curator insight, October 8, 2014 11:35 PM

Bridge 8 are good peeps

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6 Brilliant Videos for Science Teachers

6 Brilliant Videos for Science Teachers | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Six fantastic videos for science teachers explaining complex scientific concepts in fun, accessible ways. Perfect for the classroom.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:48 PM

The folks at Fractus Learning have taken a look at videos available at Open Culture and selected six to share (although many more are available). The choices here include:

* The Rap Guide to Evolution

* The Periodic Table of Chemistry

* A Universe from Nothing

Videos are a great tool to use with students. Although this post specifically deals with science videos across the disciplines are available at Open Culture (http://www.openculture.com/).

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:26 PM

Great resource!

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How Chris Hadfield turned earthlings on to space - Technology & Science - CBC News

How Chris Hadfield turned earthlings on to space - Technology & Science - CBC News | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Chris Hadfield has returned from the International Space Station, bringing with him hopes that the strong new links he forged with earthlings - including more than 887,000 Twitter followers - will help ensure a stronger future for Canada in space.

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John Purificati's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:47 AM

Chris has captured the hearts and minds of millions of people, young and old. His daily postings and feeds on Twitter allowed us to actually experience space without leaving the comfort of our homes. He's been an inspiration to anyone fascinated with space science and technology.

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ScienceDump - video, resources, demos

ScienceDump - video, resources, demos | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:27 AM

Science videos. Not all appropriate for classroom use but most are. Interesting collection.

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26 Things You Never Want To See Under A Microscope

26 Things You Never Want To See Under A Microscope | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Horrifying.

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alfonso's curator insight, April 6, 2013 10:37 AM

Horrifying at the same time looks for take a look 2nd time to the microscope.

BookChook's curator insight, April 6, 2013 9:44 PM

Great writing prompts! 

Deb's curator insight, April 14, 2013 9:59 AM

Amazing Pictures

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Two Great Resources for Science Teachers

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 12, 8:47 PM

The sites are perfect for hands on science  experiments, tools , and tips. For parents, students, and teachers. Aloha, RUSS

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 13, 1:49 AM

Fun science resources.

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Ten Websites for Science Teachers

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Blogger Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, October 14, 2014 6:41 AM

Updated list of sites for science teachers.

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Find Science Lesson Plans, Videos, and Animations on BioInteractive

Find Science Lesson Plans, Videos, and Animations on BioInteractive | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it

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Great Interactive Site on Climate Change

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 11, 2014 6:07 AM

This interactive website allows you to explore climate change from the following perspectives:

* By region (and it is global so you click on the location you want to begin)

* By theme (and there are seven themes):

   - Food Security

   - Food Emissions

   - Climate impact on production

   - Climate impact on people

   - Adaptation

   - Mitigation

   - Policy and Finance

Quoting from Larry Ferlazzo's post Big Facts is "intended to provide a credible and reliable platform for fact checking amid the range of claims that appear in reports, advocacy materials and other sources. Full sources are supplied for all facts and figures and all content has gone through a process of peer review."

This is an open access resource. Much more information may be found at the site. (And think about checking out Larry Ferlazzo's post at http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2014/02/08/very-very-impressive-new-interactive-site-on-climate-change/

No Planeta B's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:20 PM

EXCELLENT interactive resource on #climatechange ! Take a special look at the #LATAM section and food resources. 

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Aliens, computers and synthetic biology

Our capacity to partner with biology to make useful things is limited by the tools that we can use to specify, design, prototype, test, and analyze natural or engineered biological systems. However, biology has typically been engaged as a "technology of last resort" in attempts to solve problems that other more mature technologies cannot. This lecture will examine some recent progress on virus genome redesign and hidden DNA messages from outer space, building living data storage, logic, and communication systems, and how simple but old and nearly forgotten engineering ideas are helping make biology easier to engineer.


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Darwin for a Day

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Simon Vasey's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:29 AM

This website helps you locate and explore areas of the Galapagos Islands that have been surveyed and photographed by the Google Earth team. Explore coastlines, rivers, dense forest trails, and volcanic wastelands. Once you discover an interesting species, you can photograph your find. The website then guides you through the classification process. Totally engaging!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 4, 2013 12:08 AM

Interesting...

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10 of the best science videos on YouTube

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On Brainiac Day, the site is asking experts to aggregate some of their favorite videos. I took a crack at it myself.

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Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun - moving away from textbooks

High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand.

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Sources of Energy Explained to Kids/Children

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Kids will certainly love this presentation.

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Maria Zappa Kasapidi's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:28 AM

Πόσο πιο όμορφα μπορείς να εξηγήσεις την ενέργεια; Ζήλεψα...

John Purificati's comment, May 5, 2013 6:56 AM
Loves this and so will kids.
Tracy Hanson's curator insight, May 5, 2013 9:11 AM

Very cool.  Wish it had text to speech built in.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Good Video Sources for Science Students and Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Good Video Sources for Science Students and Teachers | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it

"One of the great things about teaching today is the wealth of educational videos that are available on the web. No longer do we have to flip through catalogs, order a VHS cassette, wait for it to arrive, and hope that it is as good as the catalog made it sound. Now we can quickly access and screen educational videos. In fact, there is so much available that the challenge is sifting through it all."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 9, 2013 10:16 PM

Richard Byrne has put together a great list of 10 websites that provide excellent videos for science. Sites include:

* The Spangler Effect from Steve Spangler Science (demonstrations of science experiments)

* Gooru - a website that has been mentioned in this Scoop.it. "Gooru is a service that aims to provide teachers and students with an extensive collection of videos, interactive displays, documents, diagrams, and quizzes for learning about topics in math and science." If you have not taken the opportunity to check out Gooru it is worth your time.

* MIT Tech TV which has thousands of videos.

More information on these sites and seven additional sites is available in the post!

CurieSPK1's curator insight, April 22, 2013 3:39 PM

Very cool info!  Thanks!

Tiffany Dean's curator insight, September 9, 2013 5:32 PM

Free is good!

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Seven Sensational Free Science Apps!

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7 brilliant free science apps for introducing students to the many aspects of biology, nature, chemistry, technology and experimentation.

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