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Game for science - Virtual world devoted to science, technology and free educational games online

Game for science - Virtual world devoted to science, technology and free educational games online | Science.education | Scoop.it
Discover GAME FOR SCIENCE: A free multiplayer virtual world entirely dedicated to science.
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Principles and Applications of Helium Ion Microscopy | Microscopy and Analysis

Principles and Applications of Helium Ion Microscopy | Microscopy and Analysis | Science.education | Scoop.it
Principles and Applications of Helium Ion Microscopy
Larry Scipioni, Director of Applications Research, Carl Zeiss SMT, Inc
1 Corporation Way,
Peabody,
MA 01960,
USA
Email: l.scipioni@smt.zeiss.com
Tel: +1 978-826-7952
Fax: +1 978-826-2501
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This amazing video shows bacteria evolving in just 10 days

This amazing video shows bacteria evolving in just 10 days | Science.education | Scoop.it
This is how we get superbugs.
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The frequency of sex in fungi

The frequency of sex in fungi | Science.education | Scoop.it

Fungi are a diverse group of organisms with a huge variation in reproductive strategy. While almost all species can reproduce sexually, many reproduce asexually most of the time. When sexual reproduction does occur, large variation exists in the amount of in- and out-breeding. While budding yeast is expected to outcross only once every 10 000 generations, other fungi are obligate outcrossers with well-mixed panmictic populations. In this review, we give an overview of the costs and benefits of sexual and asexual reproduction in fungi, and the mechanisms that evolved in fungi to reduce the costs of either mode. The proximate molecular mechanisms potentiating outcrossing and meiosis appear to be present in nearly all fungi, making them of little use for predicting outcrossing rates, but also suggesting the absence of true ancient asexual lineages. We review how population genetic methods can be used to estimate the frequency of sex in fungi and provide empirical data that support a mixed mode of reproduction in many species with rare to frequent sex in between rounds of mitotic reproduction. Finally, we highlight how these estimates might be affected by the fungus-specific mechanisms that evolved to reduce the costs of sexual and asexual reproduction.


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The Warm Demander: An Equity Approach

The Warm Demander: An Equity Approach | Science.education | Scoop.it
"Warm demander" teachers expect great things from their students, convince them of their own brilliance, and help them reach their potential in a disciplined, structured environment.
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Use Humor to Teach Your Students About Careful Communication

Use Humor to Teach Your Students About Careful Communication | Science.education | Scoop.it
Students analyze newspaper headline bloopers in this classroom activity and gain a greater understanding for clear communication.
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Elizabeth Saunders – Education, STEM, parenting, advocacy and culture

Elizabeth Saunders – Education, STEM, parenting, advocacy and culture | Science.education | Scoop.it
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These simple water bottle lamps are bringing light to those in need

These simple water bottle lamps are bringing light to those in need | Science.education | Scoop.it
Cheap and effective.
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At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed | Science.education | Scoop.it
Kids with slow processing speed can have trouble keeping up in class, participating in discussions and staying focused. Here are some classroom accommodations that may help.
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Strategies for Reaching Quiet, Disengaged, Struggling, and Troublemaking Students

Strategies for Reaching Quiet, Disengaged, Struggling, and Troublemaking Students | Science.education | Scoop.it
Not every student benefits from in-class participation, immediate answers, inflexible grading, or harsh consequences. Learn the nuances for those requiring deeper recognition and a lighter touch.
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Amy Fulton's comment, September 20, 2016 9:51 AM
Where I would like more advice is how to help disengaged students. Does anyone have any strategies that they would be willing to share?
John Kraus's curator insight, October 9, 2016 10:31 PM
Equally as important as learning how to accommodate the advanced students is learning how to find ways to connect with the struggling students. In many districts, the presence of struggling students may be of greater concern than the advanced students. There's a LOT of discussion to be had about that topic!
Amy Fulton's comment, October 17, 2016 2:24 PM
I think that we have the Department of Education and state agencies to thank for that mentality, John. Districts have to meet strict accountability requirements for their special education students, but few states have the same outlook on gifted education. How far would gifted education come in a short amount of time if we tied funding to it like we do many SpEd programs?
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Young Australian scientists compete against the world's best - Stuart Garth - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/2240335/young-australian-scientists-compete-against-the-...

Young Australian scientists compete against the world's best - Stuart Garth - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/2240335/young-australian-scientists-compete-against-the-... | Science.education | Scoop.it
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Using isotopes as tracers

Using isotopes as tracers | Science.education | Scoop.it
Radioactive isotopes have many useful applications in a wide variety of situations. A tracer is an artificially produced radioactive isotope capable of being followed through the body by the radiation it produces.
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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) | Science.education | Scoop.it
The scanning electron microscope (SEM) uses a focused beam of high-energy electrons to generate a variety of signals at the surface of solid specimens. The signals that derive from electron-sample interaction
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Science: Special Issue on Plant Translational Biology

Science: Special Issue on Plant Translational Biology | Science.education | Scoop.it
Special Issue: Plant Translational Biology The new harvest BY PAMELA J. HINES, JOHN TRAVIS Translational plant science yields sustainable oils, pharmaceuticals, and proteins. 

The plant engineer BY ELIZABETH PENNISI Dan Voytas has worked tirelessly to make targeted genome editing of plants a reality. 

When is a GM plant not a GM plant? BY ELIZABETH PENNISI New genome-editing technologies have confused the regulatory picture for genetically modified plants. 

The nitrogen fix BY ERIK STOKSTAD Few projects in plant biotechnology are harder, or promise a greater payoff, than enabling crops to make their own nitrogen fertilizer. 

REVIEWS 
The plant lipidome in human and environmental health BY PATRICK J. HORN, CHRISTOPH BENNING 
Plant metabolism, the diverse chemistry set of the future BY ELEANORE T. WURTZEL, TONI M. KUTCHAN 
Plant-produced biopharmaceuticals: A case of technical developments driving clinical deployment BY GEORGE P. LOMONOSSOFF, MARC-ANDRÉ D’AOUST 
The next green movement: Plant biology for the environment and sustainability BY JOSEPH M. JEZ, SOON GOO LEE, ASHLEY M. SHERP

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Education Week

Education Week | Science.education | Scoop.it
mobile first webpage developed by mobiletech
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John Kraus's curator insight, October 9, 2016 10:27 PM
I'm really big on Project Based Learning as a means of allowing each student to participate to their own ability level
Amy Fulton's comment, October 11, 2016 10:33 AM
This is a great graphic organizer, John! Thanks for posting... I'm actually in the middle of designing some STEAM-based PBLs for my students to do next quarter, and this is going to be really useful as I go about that. My 8th graders will be learning about simple machines and doing some preliminary work surrounding their design and use throughout history, and then we're going to use them in a Rube Goldberg project using the international competition rules and prompt (this year the R.G. machine has to apply a Band-Aid... should be interesting to see what they come up with!). My 7th graders will be designing a theme park to increase tourism in our community; the end project is a "pitch" to the project steering committee including a research proposal involving some essential questions, a map, several forms of advertising, and a rollercoaster prototype that will have to work. I'm still working on something for my 6th graders.... any suggestions?
Laurie J. Croft's comment, October 19, 2016 3:24 PM
I also really like the graphic--and while Project Based Learning is a great approach to engaging students, you also need to be aware of additional strategies that could be used in combination--or sometimes instead of PBL. No one strategy is universally appropriate (even though this one can come close ;-) Some 2e kids would not fare well in groups doing projects....
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Evolution in Action: Data Analysis | HHMI's BioInteractive

Evolution in Action: Data Analysis | HHMI's BioInteractive | Science.education | Scoop.it
These two activities support the film The Origin of Species: The Beak of the Finch. They provide students with the opportunity to analyze data collected by Princeton University evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant.
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At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed | Science.education | Scoop.it
Kids with slow processing speed can have trouble keeping up in class, participating in discussions and staying focused. Here are some classroom accommodations that may help.
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Breath markers for malaria

Breath markers for malaria | Science.education | Scoop.it
A CSIRO research team will spend the next 18 months field-testing its newly developed breath markers for malaria in locations such as Malawi, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Sudan.
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Learning Labs a holiday program for gifted and talents students - July School Holidays

Learning Labs a holiday program for gifted and talents students - July School Holidays | Science.education | Scoop.it
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GPlates Portal

GPlates Portal | Science.education | Scoop.it
The GPlates Portal is a gateway to a series of web pages for
the interactive visualisation of cutting-edge geoscience datasets.
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