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Science News for Kids

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A “couch potato” lifestyle of too much sugary, fatty food and too little exercise leads to health problems. This is known as metabolic syndrome.
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BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium | Community Resources for Problem Solving in Biology

BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium | Community Resources for Problem Solving in Biology | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Range of resources, including case-based studies and simulations, for high school and undergraduate biology.
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Research and Practice Collaboratory

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The Research + Practice Collaboratory brings educators and researchers together to develop more equitable innovations for STEM teaching and learning.
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KQED Education

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For hundreds of years, artists have used their work to spread messages about important issues. Eye-catching artworks can help start a dialogue about social
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Great resource for PBL ideas. Click on Topics tab, then Science, for even more useful materials.
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Elesapiens Learning & Fun

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Elesapiens offers a world of digital educational units and resources about Science and Social Studies Humanities for children from 7 years old. Animated cartoon videos, interactive games, posters, experiments, projects on chemistry, biology, physics, environment... to learn by playing. It is ideal for an English-Spanish bilingual education.
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Contains a range of science and social studies resources. Seems primarily geared for younger students. Some of the resources are free, but many may be purchased.
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A Decades-Long Quest to Drill Into Earth's Mantle May Soon Hit Pay Dirt

A Decades-Long Quest to Drill Into Earth's Mantle May Soon Hit Pay Dirt | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Geologists have had to contend with bad luck, budget cuts and the race to the moon in their efforts to drill deep into our planet

 

Tags: physical, tectonics, geology.


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Opinion: Sadly, Malthus was right. Now what?

Opinion: Sadly, Malthus was right. Now what? | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
We seem bound to learn the hard way that there really is a limit to how many people the Earth can support.

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Ivan Ius's curator insight, February 26, 8:23 AM

Well stated!

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The ideas of Thomas Malthus have always loomed large; the scope includes some of the biggest issues facing humanity's continued existence on this planet.  His controversial ideas have been debated for centuries and the way we frame the debate is oftentimes in terms that are derived from Malthusian ideas (for example the terms overpopulation, carrying capacity, and sustainability).  This op-ed written by the President of the Canada's Population institute provides a way to get student to assess the strengths of an argument and to identify the bias/perspective of the author.  

 

Questions to Ponder: What did Malthus get right?  What did he get wrong? 

 

Tags: Demographics, population, APHG, unit 2 population. 

Deanna Metz's curator insight, March 1, 8:01 PM

The ideas of Thomas Malthus have always loomed large; the scope includes some of the biggest issues facing humanity's continued existence on this planet.  His controversial ideas have been debated for centuries and the way we frame the debate is oftentimes in terms that are derived from Malthusian ideas (for example the terms overpopulation, carrying capacity, and sustainability).  This op-ed written by the President of the Canada's Population institute provides a way to get student to assess the strengths of an argument and to identify the bias/perspective of the author.  


Questions to Ponder: What did Malthus get right?  What did he get wrong? 


Tags: Demographics, population, APHG, unit 2 population. 

Danielle Yen's curator insight, March 10, 9:23 AM

The ideas of Thomas Malthus have always loomed large; the scope includes some of the biggest issues facing humanity's continued existence on this planet.  His controversial ideas have been debated for centuries and the way we frame the debate is oftentimes in terms that are derived from Malthusian ideas (for example the terms overpopulation, carrying capacity, and sustainability).  This op-ed written by the President of the Canada's Population institute provides a way to get student to assess the strengths of an argument and to identify the bias/perspective of the author.  

 

Questions to Ponder: What did Malthus get right?  What did he get wrong? 

 

Tags: Demographics, population, APHG, unit 2 population. 

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Teachers & Students | National-Academies.org | Where the Nation Turns for Independent, Expert Advice

Teachers & Students | National-Academies.org | Where the Nation Turns for Independent, Expert Advice | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
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In addition to technical publications and commissioned studies, the NAP site has a nice collection of materials that teachers and students can use.

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Lessons | TED-Ed

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Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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Wonderful source of engaging phenomena that require a cross-disciplinary approach to understanding.

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Mindset Kit - Resources for growth and learning mindsets

A free resource for educators and parents who want to foster learning mindsets such as growth mindset. Follow lessons and practices from experts and members of our community.
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Fostering a growth mindset and learning from mistakes are critical for successfully implementing the NGSS.

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AAAS - Project 2061 - 2061 Connections - Using Phenomena to Promote Science Literacy

AAAS - Project 2061 - 2061 Connections - Using Phenomena to Promote Science Literacy | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

Poster session showcases phenomena that support K–12 learning goals

Much of science involves finding patterns in observations and explaining them in terms of a small number of principles or ideas. For students to appreciate how science works, they need to have a sense of the range of observations (phenomena) that are used to form the patterns and the helpfulness of the principles or ideas in explaining them. Project 2061’s evaluations of science textbooks revealed that textbooks rarely engaged students with phenomena—real-world objects, systems, and events—relevant to important science ideas. In addition, the textbooks rarely included phenomena that directly address the often incorrect ideas that students may already have and rarely guided students in reconciling phenomena with scientifically accepted ideas (Kesidou & Roseman, 2002; Stern & Roseman, 2004; American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS], 2002, 2005).

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Screen Video Recording - Screencastify

A simple video screen recorder for Chrome,
Chromebooks and Chromeboxes
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Teachers can use for stations, differentiated work, absent students, providing more (and different) practice, and a range of ideas I've not listed. Students could use as a vehicle for presentation of ideas, works, solutions, etc. There is a free and a cost version.

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PBL Meets the Next Gen Science Standards

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Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers the natural alignment between the NGSS and PBL, as both approaches focus on deeper learning - not just the science content, but also the content of being a scientist.
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8 High-Quality OER Collections -- THE Journal

8 High-Quality OER Collections -- THE Journal | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for educators. Here are eight sources that can help.
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Approach 1: Argumentation | Nuffield Foundation

Approach 1: Argumentation | Nuffield Foundation | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Practical support materials for using argumentation and modeling to help students learn concepts.
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The Argumentation Toolkit

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The Argumentation Toolkit website includes videos and other resources to support teachers in successfully integrating argumentation into science lessons.
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Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say

Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
New study provides one of the strongest cases yet that the planet has entered a new geological epoch

 

Tags: Anthropocene, development,  land use, environment, environment modify.  


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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, February 21, 4:05 PM

Un nuevo estudio dice que el planeta está entrando en una nueva era geológica.

El impacto humano ha empujado a la Tierra hacia el Antropoceno, dicen los científicos.

Sally Egan's curator insight, February 21, 4:30 PM

Good discussion for syllabus dotpoint Human impacts on ecosystems within the HSC topic Ecosystems at Risk.

Andrea J Galan's curator insight, February 22, 6:58 PM

I chose to add this article into my folder because it talks about earth entering a new geological epoch. This is exciting yet scary news because it's mostly pollution that justifies /proves the new epoch. The news is exciting because it's something that we are currently experiencing. The evidence that proves the geological epoch on the other hand is terrifying. It just goes to show how awful we have been treating our planet like if the next generation is going to be finding fossils in plastic bags that is a problem.

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It's official: a global mass extinction is under way

It's official: a global mass extinction is under way | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

"New research confirms that the next mass extinction is in progress, and we’re the cause. There’s been little doubt that humans have been severely altering the planet and reducing biodiversity, but it has been unclear how many species go extinct under normal circumstances, without human influence.

This new research clarifies the rate of 'background extinction' (the rate of extinction during the point before humans became a primary contributor to extinction). The research confirms that human activity is driving species extinct at a rate far higher than the background rate. A look at previous events suggests cause for concern. Geologists recognize five previous mass extinction events— the end of the Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, Triassic, and Cretaceous periods, meaning that we’re now in the 6th."

 

Tags: physical, biogeography, environment, ecology, environment modify, sustainability, geology.


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Ivan Ius's curator insight, February 28, 7:03 PM

Geographic Thinking Concepts: Patterns and Trends; Interrelationships;

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BloomBoards

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BloomBoard contains a wide range of topics with collections curated by teachers. Submit a collection and get micro-credentialed.

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The collections I explored seem to be well curated and contain a range of useful resources.

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Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease | Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease | Wonderopolis | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease
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Great source of phenomena to ground learning in.

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Sciencedump

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Pretty much what the site name implies. Lots of interesting phenomena to explore!

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STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.
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Nice collection of resources for integrating lessons, units, courses.

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Welcome to the CS10K Community! | CS10K Community

Welcome to the CS10K Community! | CS10K Community | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and maintained by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the CS10K Community is a component of NSF’s CS10K initiative, which seeks to have 10,000 well-trained computer science teachers in 10,000 high schools across the United States
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