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The Periodic Table Table Featuring Theo Gray

Some people collect stamps. Wolfram Research co-founder and author Theo Gray collects elements. Step into his office, and you'll see a silicon disc engraved ...
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Edmodo | Project Based Learning

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Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices.
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JASON Mission Center : Coaster Creator

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Coaster Creator is an interactive game that explores the science behind roller coasters. Use your knowledge of potential energy and kinetic energy to design your own coaster.
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Gravity - From Newton to Einstein - The Elegant Universe

From the NOVA PBS series "THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE', host Brian Greene guides us through Newton's discovery of gravity to the explanation of it, through Einstein...

 

To go with my Newton stuff :)

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Nuclear clock may keep time with the universe - R & D Magazine

Nuclear clock may keep time with the universe - R & D Magazine | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
Nuclear clock may keep time with the universeR & D Magazine"This is nearly 100 times more accurate than the best atomic clocks we have now," says one of the researchers, Scientia Professor Victor Flambaum, who is head of theoretical physics in the...
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March 8th: Promoting Women In Science

When thinking about science, up until now it has been predominantly ruled by men: nevertheless, women have greatly contributed to scientific discoveries and advancements in many science fields from...
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Alan Alda’s Challenge to Make Science Easier to Understand

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The actor Alan Alda has created a contest where anyone — including scientists — can offer an explanation of what a flame is; 11-year-olds will judge which answer is best.
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Life Cycle of Stars Video

WEBSITE: http://www.teachertube.com life cycle of stars..great video from the History Channel...

 

Again -- a great video if you mention a supernova. I do when I talk about Galileo -- he witnessed two!

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About Foucault Pendulums

About Foucault Pendulums and how they prove the earths rotation - an animated, interactive web site created by the California Academy of Sciences. How Pendulums work.

Perfect for adding to a lab write-up on pendulums.

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BBC NEWS | In Depth | Chernobyl

BBC NEWS | In Depth | Chernobyl | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it

I use the book The 10 Things All Future Mathematics and Scientists Must Know (But Are Rarely Taught) as a supplement to my curriculum. When we are in physics and watch Apollo 13 my students and I also discuss other mistakes and frustrations that have happened in science.

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Budding Scientist: Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kids | Scientific American Blog Network

Budding Scientist: Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kids | Scientific American Blog Network | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kids, (Budding Scientist: Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kids | Scient http://t.co/b0isBJOp...)...
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10 Questions for Stephen Hawking - Video - TIME.com

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The renowned physicist has a new book, The Grand Design. Stephen Hawking will now take your questions.
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Weird and wonderful dinosaur theories of recent times - Telegraph

Weird and wonderful dinosaur theories of recent times - Telegraph | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
The latest theory about dinosaurs suggests they may have lived mostly in the water, needing the buoyancy of aquatic life to support their huge frames. Here is a round up of other recent theories.
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The Most Astounding Fact

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Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer...Rather enlightning.


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Time Lapse of a Sand Dollar at Pismo Beach California

Time Lapse of a Sand Dollar at Pismo Beach, California. People have commented they look like a Roomba. Maybe thats where the company got their idea for the R...

 

As an introduction to my evolution unit we look at sand dollars that I have collected from the beach and complete a "Private Eye" investigation on one. Then, we watch youtube video of sand dollars. The discussion that follows starts with the question, "What does the living sand dollar video tell us that the sand dollar "shells" did not?"

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Biggest Solar Storm in Years Hits, So Far So Good

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One of the strongest solar storms in years engulfed Earth early Thursday, but scientists say the planet may have lucked out.
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Energy Skate Park: Basics

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Learn about conservation of energy with a skater dude! Explore different tracks and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as he moves. Build your own tracks, ramps and jumps for the skater.
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Leap Year 2012: The Science And History Behind Feb. 29 (VIDEO) - Huffington Post

Leap Year 2012: The Science And History Behind Feb. 29 (VIDEO) - Huffington Post | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
News@NortheasternLeap Year 2012: The Science And History Behind Feb. 29 (VIDEO)Huffington PostBut why exactly does February get an extra day every four years?
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Stephen Hawking - Supernovas

Professor Stephen Hawking explains how these exploding stars produce all of the chemical elements which make up our bodies, and the world. Into The Universe ...

 

If you use Hakim's Newton at the Center (or even if you don't) this is a nice supplement when talking about Galileo and how he witnessed two supernovas!

 

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Science-y books for kids. | Doing Good Science, Scientific American Blog Network

Science-y books for kids. | Doing Good Science, Scientific American Blog Network | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
There seems to be a profusion of fabulous kids' books these days, including many engaging books on scientific topics. Indeed, there are so many that ...
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Pendulum Waves with Philip Glass

I loved this video of pendulum waves from Harvard and knew immediately that Philip Glass would be the perfect accompaniment. "The Secret Agent Ending" from t... (RT @GavRov: Hypno-Physics!
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Four New Species of Tiny Chameleons Are Found in Madagascar

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Four new species of chameleons, each just tens of millimeters in length, have been discovered on the island of Madagascar. (RT @Julia_Wertz: GAH!
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