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Cassini eyes Saturn hurricane

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The international Cassini spacecraft has found a powerful hurricane at Saturn's north pole, surrounded by the curious rotating hexagonal band of clouds.

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Astronomers predict explosion that will change the night sky in 2022

Astronomers predict explosion that will change the night sky in 2022 | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Calvin College professor Larry Molnar and his students along with colleagues from Apache Point Observatory (Karen Kinemuchi) and the University of Wyoming (Henry Kobulnicky) are predicting a change to the night sky that wil
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Sea levels could rise by two metres if the planet warms by 5°C

Sea levels could rise by two metres if the planet warms by 5°C | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it

A warming world is bad news for Earth’s ice sheets, but a new study suggests the outlook could be even worse for coastal cities around the world.


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The research cited in this article was carried out by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). NOC is one of six NERC-supported centres.

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Change of five-degree celsius is linked to a two-meter rise in sea level. These impacts are not uniform along coastlines. The rising sea would displace millions and cost billions. 
 
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Articulate Storyline 360: Using Sliders Moon Phase Activity Part 1

In this video you'll learn how to create a custom sliders interaction. Join the E-Learning Heroes community for helpful tutorials, free course downloads
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Free Electronic Circuits & Schematics Online | #Maker #Ideas for #MakerED #MakerSpaces | #Electronics #Creativity

Free Electronic Circuits & Schematics Online | #Maker #Ideas for #MakerED #MakerSpaces | #Electronics #Creativity | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Here is a list I have compiled with online resources that offer free electronic circuits with schematic diagrams and a description.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=Electronics

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ideas+for+makerspaces

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 28, 2016 7:51 AM
Here is a list I have compiled with online resources that offer free electronic circuits with schematic diagrams and a description.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=Electronics

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ideas+for+makerspaces

 

 

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West Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out

West Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
A key glacier in Antarctica is breaking apart from the inside out, suggesting that the ocean is weakening ice on the edges of the continent.

 

The Pine Island Glacier, part of the ice shelf that bounds the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is one of two glaciers that researchers believe are most likely to undergo rapid retreat, bringing more ice from the interior of the ice sheet to the ocean, where its melting would flood coastlines around the world.

 

A nearly 225-square-mile iceberg broke off from the glacier in 2015, but it wasn't until Ohio State University researchers were testing some new image-processing software that they noticed something strange in satellite images taken before the event.

 

In the images, they saw evidence that a rift formed at the very base of the ice shelf nearly 20 miles inland in 2013. The rift propagated upward over two years, until it broke through the ice surface and set the iceberg adrift over 12 days in late July and early August 2015. They report their discovery in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

 

"It's generally accepted that it's no longer a question of whether the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will melt, it's a question of when," said study leader Ian Howat, associate professor of earth sciences at Ohio State. "This kind of rifting behavior provides another mechanism for rapid retreat of these glaciers, adding to the probability that we may see significant collapse of West Antarctica in our lifetimes."


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Climate changing 'too fast' for species - BBC News

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A study of plants and animals suggests many will be unable to adapt quickly enough to survive predicted changes in rainfall and temperature.
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The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
The Arctic is super-hot, even as a vast area of cold polar air has been displaced over Siberia.

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Shannon Morris's curator insight, November 20, 2016 3:14 PM
uh-oh. 
 
Karina Barron's comment, November 20, 2016 6:07 PM
That does not sound good at all! I can't believe stuff like this is happening and we still have people who don't believe in climate change/ global warming. It's disheartening honestly.
Madeline Pascal's comment, November 28, 2016 1:08 AM
This is most definitely a lot higher than I was expecting this winter!
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The Most Visual Science Textbook You've Never Seen | #Evolution #NationalGeographic #STEM

The Most Visual Science Textbook You've Never Seen | #Evolution #NationalGeographic #STEM | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Evolution happens so slowly, it's hard to see up close. Now you can.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 16, 2016 5:49 PM
Evolution happens so slowly, it's hard to see up close. Now you can.

 

 

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Decoding Breast Cancer Val Skinner Lab

Decoding Breast Cancer Val Skinner Lab | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it

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Paul's curator insight, November 21, 2016 10:24 AM

Another Virtual Lab from Discovery Education - great learning opportunity

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The First Few Moments That Physics Can't Explain from ...

The First Few Moments That Physics Can't Explain from ... | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it

A tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, something triggered cosmic inflation. We still don't know what.


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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, July 9, 2016 10:49 AM

Not the Big Bang, but close.

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Scaffolded Math and Science: High School Math Word Wall Ideas

Scaffolded Math and Science: High School Math Word Wall Ideas | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
OK, he was right: When in Boston, I taught next to a Geometry teacher who would later go on to become Teacher of the Year. Lining the walls of his high school Geometry classroom, from floor to ceiling, were vocabulary words with drawings and examples. At the time I thought it was a bit extreme. I mean, aren't these kids in high school?
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 12, 2016 3:59 PM
We have effectively used word walls in elementary schools for years and there is no reason they cannot be effective in the secondary schools. 
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Part 1: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Connecting Project Based Learning (PBL)

Part 1: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Connecting Project Based Learning (PBL) | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success.  Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a…
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Houston, we have power: Space-based solar power could be the final frontier in renewable energy

Houston, we have power: Space-based solar power could be the final frontier in renewable energy | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
“ Solar power harnessed from outer space could be the key to humanity's survival”
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This is the best way to put a microscope in your pocket

This is the best way to put a microscope in your pocket | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Using a microscope to get a closer look at the world around you has never been easier — especially when you have your phone to help. There are quite a few clip- and stick-on lenses that tur

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Chemistry resources for Teachers and Students - Learn Chemistry

Chemistry resources for teaching and learning from the Royal Society of Chemistry

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What Does Sleep Deprivation Actually Do To The Brain?

What Does Sleep Deprivation Actually Do To The Brain? | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
We’ve all been there. That debilitating brain fog that inevitably sets in after an all-nighter prompts the obvious question: what does sleep deprivation actually do to the brain?

Neuroscientists from Norway set out to answer this question in their recent study, examining how a night forgoing sleep affects brain microstructure.

Among their findings, sleep deprivation induced widespread structural alterations throughout the brain.

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Never Been to the Jungle? Check Out This Wild 360-Degree Video

Never Been to the Jungle? Check Out This Wild 360-Degree Video | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
As a companion to the new Planet Earth II series, the BBC is releasing incredible 360-degree videos that immerse you in ecological action.
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40 Most Awesome iPad Apps for Science Students - BestCollegesOnline.com

40 Most Awesome iPad Apps for Science Students - BestCollegesOnline.com | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
“ The iPad has found its way into hospitals, retail stores and homes across the nation, but it’s also making a big splash in the classroom, even with some of the best online colleges. With a great selection of apps focused on everything from word processing to keeping in touch with classmates, the tablet computer can be an invaluable tool for learning — no matter your age. Online science students haven’t been left out, of course, and there are a wide range of applications offering help with chemistry, biology, astronomy and even the math that comes along with certain fields. If you’re a college student looking to supplement your science studies, these apps are some of the best for learning, sharing, researching and just plain having fun.”
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This revolutionary pill expands to stay in your stomach for multiple days

This revolutionary pill expands to stay in your stomach for multiple days | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Imagine something trapped in your stomach that can’t get out, because you put it there willfully.

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Stem Cells Can Regenerate The Lens In Your Eye

Stem Cells Can Regenerate The Lens In Your Eye | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Researchers have designed a surgical technique that uses the body’s own stem cells to regenerate a functional lens, a less invasive procedure than the current treatment.

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Lycopodium powder, aka 'dragon's breath,' makes water do wacky things

Lycopodium powder, aka 'dragon's breath,' makes water do wacky things | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
These spores, also known as lycopodium powder, allow you to stick your hand in water and come out completely dry. They are also highly flammable, hello Puff The Magic Dragon!

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, September 7, 2016 8:32 AM

This is lycopodium powder. It's the spores of club moss and it has amazing properties.

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, September 8, 2016 12:44 PM
One of my most favorite water-related lab activity: Lycopodium lets you put your hand underwater without getting wet.
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Artificial Human Heart May Just Be Possible Thanks to This Silicon Stingray

Artificial Human Heart May Just Be Possible Thanks to This Silicon Stingray | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Bioengineering professor Kevin Kit Parker has created a robotic stingray imbued with live heart cells that have been programmed to respond to light, allowing them to steer the stingray bot in different directions. The big thing about this is that it can lead to a massive range of applications including the creator's ultimate goal: creating a living, pumping artificial heart.

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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
Best content around Program Evaluation Advocacy selected by the EdTech Update community.
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Space Internet Technology Debuts on the International Space Station

Space Internet Technology Debuts on the International Space Station | iScience Teacher | Scoop.it
In a major step toward creating a Solar System Internet, NASA debuts operational service of a Delay / Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) service on the International Space Station.

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