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Macro or Micro? Test Your Sense of Scale

Macro or Micro? Test Your Sense of Scale | STEM | Scoop.it
A geographer and a biologist at Salem State University team up to curate a new exhibition, featuring confounding views from both satellites and microscopes

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Gives a whole new meaning to the sense of scale.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 17, 2013 11:02 AM

When I teach why scale is an important concept in geography, I say that depending on the situation a scientist might need a microscope or a telescope to properly understand a phenomenon.  Most images give us enough context clues to help us determine the scale of the image, but this set of 15 images does not.  So is it micro or macro?


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Dean Haakenson's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:15 PM

So cool!

Linda Denty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:18 PM

Try your eyes at this!

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NSTA: Freebies for Science Teachers

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Resources for science teachers

 

Check out the National Science Teachers Associations' "Freebies For Science Teachers"


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Who doesn't like free?

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 20, 3:45 PM

These are world class, free STEM based resources for all learning levels used in the 21st Century learning environment.

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Affordable Stem Cell Therapy | Cheap Stem Cell Treatment Abroad

Affordable Stem Cell Therapy | Cheap Stem Cell Treatment Abroad | STEM | Scoop.it

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I was told I should consider this for my back. Hmmmm...

 

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i Teach With Technology: The Creatorverse App: Physics and Art Fun!

i Teach With Technology: The Creatorverse App: Physics and Art Fun! | STEM | Scoop.it

"Creatorverse is an awesome new and FREE app available for your IOS or Android device.  You can make your creations come to life with this app- the objects you add and create have physical properties that you can set in motion.  The objects you design can bounce, roll, accelerate, and more.  Users can build simple machines and games and designs can be shared so you can play with other users' creations too.  Watch the video to see the app in action:"


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STEAM integration app

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, January 31, 6:24 PM

could have a lot of fun with this 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 23, 12:02 PM

goede video met voorbeelden

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I Scooped this from "iTeach with Technology" blog. Karen Ogen is the author there, but she got it from David Kapuler's blog, "Technology Tidbits."  CreatorVerse looks like a niche which hadn't been filled. Physics and Art! Linden Labs develops games, but has stepped out with more collaborative "gaming."

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2013 World Population Data Sheet Interactive World Map

2013 World Population Data Sheet Interactive World Map | STEM | Scoop.it

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Social Studies Teachers can embed this into their class websites to make data come alive for students studying global issues and/or concepts of region, equity, change, freedom etc.

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Alison Antonelli's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:33 AM

The human popluation debate will always seem to be an issue. One can almost assume that the less developed countries are going to have the highest popluation but the most problems as well. A country that is classified as less developed are most definitely going to have low incomes due to the low number of jobs available, poor human development because there isn't enough people to be taking care of each other. 

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:28 AM

By looking at this data sheet you can see that the worlds population will increase by the millions in 2050. These populations will increase in areas that are already very populated and in areas that are not so heavily populated yet. 

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 4:00 PM

This is an interactive map where you can click the year you wish and see what the population is or will be. it allows a person to observe and understand population growth better.

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The Current State Of STEM In The United States - Edudemic

The Current State Of STEM In The United States - Edudemic | STEM | Scoop.it
With all of this discussion and promotion of STEM in the United States and jobs in the associated fields, it can sometimes even feel like there's a push to move students away from other fields, and from jobs that don't require very specific STEM...

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Helpful as well to consider how integrated STEM and STEAM learning better prepares all students for this thing we now call "daily living" which also requires a tremendous amount of critical thinking, analysis, planning, and tehcnology integration skills.

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Penn: Protein That Protects Nucleus Also Regulates Stem Cell Differentiation

Penn: Protein That Protects Nucleus Also Regulates Stem Cell Differentiation | STEM | Scoop.it

The human body has hundreds of different cell types, all with the same basic DNA, and all of which can ultimately be traced back to identical stem cells. Despite this fundamental similarity, a bone cell has little in common with a brain cell when it comes to appearance or function. The fact that bone is rigid and mechanically distinct from soft fat or brain had been speculated to play some role in differentiation to new cells in those parts of the body, but mechanisms have been unclear.

Now, a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a protein found in the nuclei of all cells — lamin-A — plays a key role in the differentiation process.


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Jacob Blumenthal's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:31 PM

A new study, published in Science magazine,  describes a new role for lamin-A protein in the differentiation process of stem cells. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that levels of lamin-A varied between cell types of both human and mose tissues. For example, cells derived from bone, contain 30 times higher levels of lamin-A, as compared to cells derived from the brain. They also showed that  higher levels of lamin-A were correlated with greater protection of DNA and with added rigidity. Interestingly, when they silenced lamin-A by RNA interference in differentiating stem cells, they were able to repress or to alter the differentiation process.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6149/1240104.full


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To learn more about the lamin-A gene, LMNA:

http://www.genecards.org/cgi-bin/carddisp.pl?gene=LMNA&search=LAMIN


Explore lamin-A related diseases:

http://www.malacards.org/search/by_symbol/LMNA

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iSTEMart: 3D Cave at Cornell Medical School

iSTEMart: 3D Cave at Cornell Medical School | STEM | Scoop.it
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Amazing.

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STEM to STEAM: Adding art to science

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John Maeda, president of Rhode Island School of Design, of one of the US’s most prestigious art schools, wants to turn STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - into STEAM by incorporating art and design


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STEAM Workshop Ideas: Africa Atlanta 2014

The mechanisms of vision can inform technology design, and its cognitive power can make sense of symbolic orders.  Both vision and computation are very prone to abstraction, and the trick is to get...
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ChemCollective

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Chem Collective is a project designed and maintained by Carnegie Mellon University's chemistry department and the National Science Digital Library. On Chem Collective you will find virtual labs for chemistry experiments, simulations, visualizations, tutorials, and auto-graded problems. Students and teachers can search the site by resource type or by chemistry topic. 


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 20, 2013 4:45 PM

Excellent teaching / learning resorces and materials for inside/outside of the classroom.

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Beyond Angry Birds, Five Apps That Test Your Physics Skills

Beyond Angry Birds, Five Apps That Test Your Physics Skills | STEM | Scoop.it
Here are five other games for the Angry Birds fan that do an even better job of integrating physics and problem solving into addictive, just-one-more-try experiences.

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Fun new ways to engage students online in real world simulations on app friendly devices.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 30, 2:44 PM

Beyond Angry Birds, these physics games can be a helpful and fun activities to add to your STEM-based learning environment.

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Drying of the Aral Sea

Explore a global timelapse of our planet, constructed from Landsat satellite imagery. With water diverted to irrigation, the inland Aral Sea has shrunk drama...

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I hate to think of what these will look like in another decade...

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dilaycock's curator insight, January 25, 5:25 PM

Great example of desertification.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, January 31, 9:37 AM

The drying up of major water sources all over the world is a major problem faced by multiple governments. The Aral Sea is the water source for a variety of countries in the region, which leads the world populatioin to the idea that a solution must be devised to moderate the water usage. The timelapse helps illustrate the ebb and flow of the water level is a tool that can be used to help learn about the crisis that is the loss of water in the Aral Sea.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 5, 11:46 AM

It is scary to watch these things happen even though it is in a tiny pocket of the Earth. We need to be more conscious of the finite resources we have and find ways to not completely use up what is here.

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Macro or Micro? Test Your Sense of Scale

Macro or Micro? Test Your Sense of Scale | STEM | Scoop.it
A geographer and a biologist at Salem State University team up to curate a new exhibition, featuring confounding views from both satellites and microscopes

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Gives a whole new meaning to the sense of scale.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 17, 2013 11:02 AM

When I teach why scale is an important concept in geography, I say that depending on the situation a scientist might need a microscope or a telescope to properly understand a phenomenon.  Most images give us enough context clues to help us determine the scale of the image, but this set of 15 images does not.  So is it micro or macro?


Tags: scale, perspective

Dean Haakenson's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:15 PM

So cool!

Linda Denty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:18 PM

Try your eyes at this!

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Coding Nation | Kapor Center

Coding Nation | Kapor Center | STEM | Scoop.it

The Kapor Center has collected information on 300+ programs or software that teach youth and adults elements of computer science and coding. This is not an exhaustive list, as this field is rapidly growing. As stated in the introduction, we’re hoping that the larger community will help us to frequently update this list as programs continue to launch.

The primary objective of this Coding Landscape Database is to catalogue organizations that provide some type of coding training. We’ve generally categorized the range of programs into these clusters:

Bootcamps: Intensives that prepare participants for at least entry-level developer positions.Certifications: Trainings that result in a certification/credential, badge, or belt to identify skill development progress.Corporation-focused: Courses that provide training to corporations or on behalf of a specific corporation.Hackathons: Event in which individuals collaborate in a short and intense time period (typically 24 to 72 hours) to build a mobile or web application.

There are many valuable networks and support organizations that help convene and/or advocate for people who work in the tech and coding space. These organizations were not a focus of this data collection effort, and many are not captured in this database. General STEM-oriented programs were also not a focus of this effort and are largely not included. For an organization to be categorized as a bootcamp, it had to have an intensive program over a set period of time that prepares a participant for at least an entry-level coding job.

- See more at: http://kaporcenter.org/coding-nation/#sthash.dnW2snwc.dpuf


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We are going to launch some of this here at St. Kate's in 2014. Happy to be on this new ride and helping to lead.

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Sweet Success- How Dessert Inspired My Research: Jordan Miller at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

Using simple yet illustrative analogies to help non-scientists understand his scientific discovery process, Biomedical Researcher Jordan Miller explains to h...

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Food as art, well obviously.

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Jacob Blumenthal's curator insight, September 4, 2013 12:16 AM

Printing sugar to create 3D structures to be used in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine - A great talk by Jordan Miller !

 

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Visual Thinking and Seeing Creatively [Infographic]

Visual Thinking and Seeing Creatively [Infographic] | STEM | Scoop.it

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Regardless of discipline this process can help organize student consideration of what is and what can be!

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:37 AM

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a method initiated by teacher-facilitated discussions of art images and documented to have a cascading positive effect on both teachers and students. It is perhaps the simplest way in which teachers and schools can provide students with key behaviors sought by Common Core Standards: thinking skills that become habitual and transfer from lesson to lesson, oral and written language literacy, visual literacy, and collaborative interactions among peers.

Deborah Chad's curator insight, August 31, 2013 3:02 PM

More inforgraphics and thinking again this is the way to present the FH journey from PD through implementation

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 3, 2013 9:42 AM

Good info!

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STEM to STEAM

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What is STEAM

In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to innovation as the way to ensure a prosperous future.


Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. Art + Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century.


We need to add Art + Design to the equation — to transform STEM into STEAM.


STEM + Art = STEAM


STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals.

The objectives of the STEAM movement are to:


transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEMencourage integration of Art + Design in K–20 educationinfluence employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation
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Lasers, robots, and electricity help make STEM education into ...

Lasers, robots, and electricity help make STEM education into ... | STEM | Scoop.it
Combining gadgets and entertainment, the creators of this carnival hope to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

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Science of Gardening: Art & Science in the Garden | Exploratorium

Science of Gardening: Art & Science in the Garden | Exploratorium | STEM | Scoop.it
Like all great endeavors, gardening is both a science and an art.

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Free Online MIT Course Materials for High School | Chemical Demonstrations | MIT OpenCourseWare

Free Online MIT Course Materials for High School | Chemical Demonstrations | MIT OpenCourseWare | STEM | Scoop.it

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:11 AM

Very interesting chemistry videos.

 

Siri Anderson's curator insight, July 28, 2013 9:12 AM

Love that almost anything can be captured to  be rewatched later...