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Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet

Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
This daily dose of satellite photos helps you appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things humans have constructed--as well as the devastating...

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Great images for giving students a global perspective.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 7, 11:58 AM

Have you ever seen the website, The Daily Overview?  The purpose of the site is to share a compelling/ informative/artistic satellite image every day to get readers to view the world from a different perspective. This article about the site is nice summary of the project.  Click here for another gallery of 30 perspective-changing images

 

Tags: remote sensing, geospatial, images, perspective.

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, June 15, 8:58 AM

Amazing.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 17, 9:33 AM

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A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates

A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

"In a paper published Thursday in Science, demographers from several universities and the United Nations Population Division conclude that instead of leveling off in the second half of the 21st century, as the UN predicted less than a decade ago, the world's population will continue to grow beyond 2100."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 19, 4:33 PM

These articles from the Guardian and National Geographic were the first I'd heard of the new population projections for the future.  For many years it was assumed that the global population would level out at around 9 billion; while that is still within the range of possibilities but these new projections indicate that it is much more likely that the total global population will be much higher than that.  The geographic implications of this are far reaching.   


Tag: population, demographic transition model, unit 2 population.

Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 27, 10:55 AM

NeoMalthusians will gloat over this. How much population can the earth support? Thank goodness we are thinking human beings and when faced with a challenge, we begin to problem solve. Time to get started!

Linda Rutledge Hudson's curator insight, September 29, 8:11 AM

I've been watching the numbers for some time and have felt, and told my students -- we would grow faster and more than previous predictions.  They have changed the #'s a few times.  This estimate seems more reasonable.

 

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Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education? - KQED (blog)

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Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?
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Engaging in the Art of Teaching With the Next Generation Science Standards

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RT @NSTA: #NSTA Blog post: Engaging in the Art of Teaching With the Next Generation Science Standards http://t.co/HfBiwaACVd

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9 Science Centered YouTube Channels for teachers and students

9 Science Centered YouTube Channels for teachers and students | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

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Why Students Leave STEM

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To keep women and people of color engaged in STEM, let's ignite an early passion for these topics, provide mentors and role models, and emphasize subject relevance.
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Simulation of Yellowstone Supervolcano eruption shows that blast would blanket whole U.S. in ash

Simulation of Yellowstone Supervolcano eruption shows that blast would blanket whole U.S. in ash | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

A new simulation illustrates the explosiveness of the volcano that lurks beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

 

Around 640,000 years ago, the volcano blew its top and coated North America with roughly 1,000 cubic kilometers of ash, enough to fill Lake Erie twice over. A simulation of the eruption described August 27, 2014 in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems reveals that a similar outburst today would bury Billings, Mont., in more than a meter (about 40 inches) of volcanic glass shards and pulverized rock. Even New York and Atlanta would receive dustings several millimeters thick as winds whisked ash through the darkened atmosphere for days.

 

Researchers used simulation software called Ash3d that forecasts ash fall by applying global wind patterns to data from historical eruptions. Ash3d churns out results several times faster than previous simulators and is the first program to incorporate the physics of how ash particles clump within a cloud.

 

While geologists say Yellowstone will likely never erupt again, scientists around the world use Ash3d daily to predict the potential fallout from restless volcanoes — including Bárðarbunga, the Icelandic volcano that began erupting in late August.


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Nice example of developing and using a model to predict future events based on current evidence.

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Cognitively Priming Students for Learning

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Hook students' attention by stimulating their hardwired need to know, and make it a satisfying experience so their brains recognize the value of energy spent learning.
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Trees of Knowledge

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Maybe teaching isn't about delivering information. Maybe it's really about providing a landscape where curiosity takes root, growing a unique, vibrant, continual source of knowledge.
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Welcome to the Anthropocene

"A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on the equivalent scale to major geological processes."


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More climate considerations

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MsPerry's curator insight, September 21, 3:13 PM

APHG-all

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, September 24, 11:55 AM

El Antropoceno,  nueva era geológica

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The Kinds Of Grading Mistakes That Haunt Students

The Kinds Of Grading Mistakes That Haunt Students | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
TEST The Kinds Of Grading Mistakes That Haunt Students
by Terry Heick
Yesterday, Justin Tarte shared a thought about grading that’s indicative of a growing dissatisfaction with grading in education.
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Important considerations

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Teaching Google Natives To Value Information

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TEST Teaching Google Natives To Value Information
by Terry Heick
The usual term is a digital native–students born into our digital, connected, and uber-social world who have always had Wikipedia to ask questions, and Google to bail them out.
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Important considerations

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Watch What's Working: Carol Dweck Talks Growth Mindset

Watch What's Working: Carol Dweck Talks Growth Mindset | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Watch Carol Dweck, Stanford University's growth mindset guru and researcher, talk about the winning combination of having high expectations of students and providing effective support.
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Fostering a positive classroom culture and a growth mindset will be essential for successfully implementing the NGSS.

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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.
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Fostering a growth mindset will be critical in helping students achieve more rigorous standards.

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http://iccarsproject.net

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The ICCARS Collaboratory is an eLearning portal and community workspace for grade 8-12 teachers, students, and other collaborators participating in the Investigating Climate Change and Remote Sensing (ICCARS) project. ICCARS is a NASA funded two year program run by Wayne RESA and the Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE) at Eastern Michigan University.
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Resources for teaching climate change

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States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students | PublicSchoolReview.com

States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students  | PublicSchoolReview.com | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change.

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If you reject these standards, then what does it say about your understanding of how students learn, specifically science?

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Three Connections to Aid in Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards

Three Connections to Aid in Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
By Rebecca McLelland-Crawley The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) bring a new level of rigor and scientific problem solving to our classrooms.
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48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow

48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
TEST 48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow
by TeachThought Staff
If you use iPads in your classroom, you’ve likely been faced with the challenge of workflow–how work, data, and thinking are distributed, collected, and aggregated.
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Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work! | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
To ensure productive group work, teachers must communicate expectations, strategically build groups, structure activities, scaffold work with a supportive classroom culture, and stress individual accountability.
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The science and engineering practices often call for collaboration among students. Specific collaboration skills will need to be taught.
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Fire and Weather

"This is what a pyrocumulus cloud caused by the burning of over 28,000+ acres of forest looked like as the sun set.  In person as these clouds were changing it wasn't all that noticeable when the huge plumes of smoke changed shape, but thanks to the magic of a time-lapse we get to behold the violent nature of the smoke cloud, including a storm cloud that emerged behind the main pyrocumulus."


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Great application of key factors involved in weather systems.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 23, 1:02 PM

Seeing this fire essential create it's own weather system is riveting.  While this scene can be seen as beautiful on the macro-scale, it is horrific on the ground where the fire ravaged physical and human landscapes alike.  Here is some satellite imagery of the fire. 

 

Tagsdisasters,  weather and climateCalifornia, landscape, time lapsevideo.

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Next Generation Science Standards: What’s a Teacher to Do?

Next Generation Science Standards: What’s a Teacher to Do? | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
There are big questions for thousands of American science teachers who are encountering the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Here are the steps we need to take to bring the standards to life.
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Advice for those just beginning with the NGSS

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USGS Repeat Photography Project Documents Retreating Glaciers in Glacier National Park | Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)

USGS Repeat Photography Project Documents Retreating Glaciers in Glacier National Park | Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK) | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
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Stunning imagery of changes within a decade!

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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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Interesting investigation for students

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 12, 12:29 PM

For many Americans that are traveling abroad for the first time, realizing that eggs aren't in the refrigerator is a bit of a culture shock (not to mention the moment they find milk in a box that also isn't being refrigerated).  Agricultural practices dictate storage requirements and some things we might have imagined were universal are actually place-specific or peculiar to our cultural setting.  What we are taught to think of as gross, appropriate, attractive or even sanitary is often steeped in a cultural context.  So is it strange the we refrigerate our eggs in the United States, or that they don't in other places? 


Tagsfood productiontechnology, industry, food, agriculture, perspective.

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A 6 Step Process For Teaching Argument Analysis

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A 6 Step Process For Teaching Argument Analysis
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How “basic” this is depends on who your audience is, but this is more of an overview to help students systematically look at an argument piece by piece–and these are the pieces.
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Although this is from a ELA perspective, many of the questions will help with scientific arguments.

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Helping Students Find Purpose and Appreciation for School

Helping Students Find Purpose and Appreciation for School | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
There's four areas that matter most to job satisfaction and productivity teachers can apply to their own work -- and to the lessons they design for students.
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Continuing with the theme of fostering a positive learning climate...

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The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL?

The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL? | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Check out how John Hattie's research is demystifying what works in education and how this relates to project-based learning.
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