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Aerogel, also know as frozen smoke, is the world’s...

Aerogel, also know as frozen smoke, is the world’s... | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
Aerogel, also know as frozen smoke, is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you...
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Density unit -- great for starting a discussion on density.

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The Children's Art Group: Meetup 22: Pendulum Painting

The Children's Art Group: Meetup 22: Pendulum Painting | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
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a little artsy-fartsy for pendulums -- but cool none the less ...

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An Overview of Hemoglobin and Myoglobin | Interactive Biology, by ...

An Overview of Hemoglobin and Myoglobin | Interactive Biology, by ... | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
Hemoglobin and myoglobin are two of the most important proteins in the body. They are a great example of the old biology maxim, structure equals function, and they show just ...
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A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Wilder Penfield

A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Wilder Penfield | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it

I read this article before doing some of the UNC-CH Brain Explorers activities ...

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Human Eye Anatomy Video - Sight, Vision, Disease & How the Eye Works

Human Eye Anatomy Video - Sight, Vision, Disease & How the Eye Works | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it

good discovery channel video on how the eye works

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Cow's Eye Dissection | Exploratorium

Cow's Eye Dissection | Exploratorium | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
Learn how to dissect a cow's eye in your classroom. This resource includes: a step-by-step, hints and tips, a cow eye primer, and a glossary of terms.
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The Myth of 'Practice Makes Perfect'

The Myth of 'Practice Makes Perfect' | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
It's not how much you practice but whether you're quick to fix your errors that leads to mastery...

 

Great article (the books are now on my to read) for teaching, learning, and the nervous system!

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Discover the World's Greatest Scientists - Superstars of Science

Discover the World's Greatest Scientists - Superstars of Science | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it

Living scientists -- nice articles, middle school friendly

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Vivien Thomas movie

I recommend parts 8/12 and 9/12 -- the image of the Blue Baby turning pink gets my seventh graders everytime -- article on scienceheroes. com covers short synopsis of Vivien Thomas' life and career

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Heart strings (tendons) inside the human heart....

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Heart strings (tendons) inside the human heart. (source)
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Lovely for heart dissection. 

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Science Videos!!

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Below you will find a collection of videos that I find both entertaining as well as useful both inside the classroom and out.  Enjoy!     Biology 3D Medical Animation – Heart Beatin...
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sciencefix - YouTube

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My name is Darren Fix, and I made ScienceFix.com to share my favorite demos that I do in my middle school science classes.

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Dogs and Humans, Speculation and Science

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Two recent papers about the domestication of dogs take different approaches: one is data-rich, solid science, the other more speculative and inconclusive, seeking to prompt thought.

 

I teach genetics/evolution to seventh graders and show dogs, dogs, and more dogs (NOVA) with Alan Alda -- I liked wolf to woof (National Geographic) and this paper might give me teacher-level background, too.

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Bill Nye The Science Guy on The Eyeball (Full Clip)

Take a look... with your eye. You'll see how it works. You'll see things right side up that start out upside down. It's a quick trick your brain pulls. Your ...

 

This could intro the unit -- not the biggest fan of Bill Nye, but some of my kids are :)

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See All You Can See :: The National Eye Institute's [NEI] website for kids

See All You Can See :: The National Eye Institute's [NEI] website for kids | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
A fun way to learn about healthy vision — See All You Can See, the National Eye Institute's website for kids.

 

A little elementary, but sometimes that works, too!

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Genes to Cognition Online

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Explore modern neuroscience with this huge resource of videos, animations and interactive 3D brain. Autism, ADHD, ALZHEIMER'S depression and cognitive disorders.

 

Wow. This is a middle school science teacher's dream -- and nightmare. How  can I find the time to teach ALL of this important/interesting/amazing stuff?

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How Our Brains Set the World Spinning

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If there’s ever excuse to publish an optical illusion as cool as the “Rotating Snakes,” I’ll take it. This illusion was invented in 2003 by Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Ritsumeikan University in Japan, and ever since, Kitaoka and other scientists have been trying to figure out why it works. A new paper by Stephen Macknik at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix may have the answer.

 

Nervous System!


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selective attention test

Who doesn't love showing this to seventh grade life science students?

 

The original, world-famous awareness test from Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris.

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Does your brain really have the power to see the world upside-down?

Does your brain really have the power to see the world upside-down? | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
A famous experiment was conducted in the late 1800s, in which a scientist wore glasses that showed him an upside down image of the world. After some time, he claimed he saw the world right side up.

 

Articles about NEUROSCIENCE: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=neuroscience

 

nervous system/sheep eye dissection!

 


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