STEM Connections
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# STEM Connections

Science, technology, engineering and math in K-12
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## Just making sure you were paying attention...Geography

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Seth Dixon's curator insight,

Because it's funny; that's why.

Scott Greer's curator insight,

All you need to know is that it is John Oliver....he's funny.

Gregory Stewart's curator insight,

This is a pretty funny clip.

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## Pun-Fueled Food Maps

U.S. Map + Haha + Yum = Foodnited States of America

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Julie Cidell's curator insight,

Puns and maps and food all in one place; what's not to love?

zane alan berger's curator insight,

This article relating to our agricultural unit boasts a fun way to view all 50 states by showing foods in the shape of a state along with a playful pun.

Paul Farias's curator insight,

I think the one that got me the best, was Arrozona thats a good one!

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## Gravitational Pull

"Revolution and rotation are the terms we use to describe the motions of the earth and moon. Revolution is the movement of the earth in an orbit around the sun.  The Earth completes one revolution around the sun every 365 days. The moon revolves around the Earth about once every month."

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Seth Dixon's curator insight,

Understanding the relationships between the Sun, Earth and moon are critical for for understanding the seasons, climate and other geographic factors.  This interactive simulates gravity unlike anything I've every seen on a computer screen.

To exploring Earth-Sun interactions, playing around with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Sun Simulator is a fun way to make a little more sense of the various factors that control how the Sun appears in the sky.

Barbara Goebel's curator insight,

Writing prompt: Specify a set of objects to put in motion, have them observe the interactions of the objects, then write to describe. For younger students, supply an observation organizer note sheet. For older students, the descriptions can be as technical as their math understanding will allow.

Jason Schneider's curator insight,

It's pretty simple, the bigger the particle is, the bigger it's atmosphere is to allow more gravity. For example, Jupiter is the largest planet which is in favor to Earth. The reason why is because Jupiter uses it's large mass to protect Earth from oncoming meteors and comets. It uses it's large atmosphere to absorb comets and meteors onto Jupiter instead of allowing them to crash onto Earth.

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## The World's Largest Trees

"The world's second-largest known tree, the President, in Sequoia National Park is photographed by National Geographic magazine photographer Michael 'Nick' Nichols for the December 2012 issue."

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Hemant Galviya's curator insight,

hiiiiiiiiiiii

Miroslav Sopko's curator insight,

Najväčšie stromy sveta.

Basant Kerketta's curator insight,

Magnificent !!!

These kind must be saved.

Wish I could plant and replicate this size and height here in my home town.

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## GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

Think you know the world/ try this game.

Allison Henley's curator insight,

Very addicting even though I'm not that great at it!! haha

Matleena Laakso's curator insight,

Tämä on hauska, muutaman kerran on tullut "pelattua".

Alex Smiga's curator insight,

Cool game that drops you down somewhere random in the world on street view, then asks you to guess where in the world you are

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## Nat Geo Kids on YouTube

"Did you know 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute? That's a lot of video to sort through! Luckily, National Geographic Kids has done the work for you. We're bringing you the best videos the Internet has to offer!

National Geographic Kids playlists are an exciting way to

discover the very best of YouTube. Hosted by kids for kids, we've created amazing playlists on awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more. With a new playlist added regularly, we're the best destination for curious kids like you to explore, laugh, and learn. So pick a topic you love and start watching today!"

Tags: National Geographic, K12, biogeography.

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Marianne Naughton's curator insight,

Nat Geo For Kids

Dr. Faith Morrison Alexander's curator insight,

This is fantastic!  For our visual learners, this technology can easily be embedded into daily instruction.

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## In an Ideal World...

Tags: art, fun.

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight,

unit 1ish  :)

Jason Schneider's curator insight,

I am absolutely fascinated by Earth's Physical Environments. What I like specifically about this map and most maps for that matter is that you won't find a lot of comfortable environments that introduce you to many environmental areas in real life. As long as I have the survival skills, I would love to live in a place where I can know what are Earth's Physical Environments.

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## A Map of Baseball Nation

"Fans may not list which team they favor on the census, but millions of them do make their preferences public on Facebook. Using aggregated data provided by the company, we were able to create an unprecedented look at the geography of baseball fandom, going down not only to the county level, as Facebook did in a nationwide map it released a few weeks ago, but also to ZIP codes."

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Greg Russak's curator insight,

Maps and baseball - a good combination!

Wyatt Wolf's curator insight,

My favorite baseball team is the Philadelphia Phillies, here's everyone else's.

Global Speechwriter's comment, November 4, 2014 2:52 AM
Jays? C'mon.
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## Earth Structural Layer Cake

"One of their lessons [in a series involving geologic sciences] involved teaching the kids about the structure of the Earth. One of her friends came up with the idea of presenting a model of the Earth made out of cake. So my sister asked me if I could make a spherical cake with all the layers of the Earth inside it."

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Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's comment, September 1, 2013 10:30 PM
Year 8 Unit 1
Courtney Burns's curator insight,

I think that this came out awesome! I definetly don't think that I would be able to pull something like this off. However what I found intersting about this was that it was like a cake map. Students were able to get a visual about what the earth's core is like. It visually shows them all the different layers of the earth. Just by visually seeing the cake like this will help a lot more kids to remember this lesson. Also by the baker putting the countries in their accurate locations makes this cake even that much better. They are veiwing a map and they don't even know it. I think this cake is a great tool to use to show students just how the earth is actually made up. By allowing the students to visually see it also makes it more likely for them to remember the material. Viewing maps can teach so much, which is why I think this "cake map" is an awesome way to teach and get the kids attention!

Michelle Winemiller's curator insight,

project option we currently do for this unit