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A Huge Library of NASA Space Photos to Use with Students via @medkh9

A Huge Library of NASA Space Photos to Use with Students via @medkh9 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Increasing biodiversity in urban green spaces through simple vegetation interventions

Increasing biodiversity in urban green spaces through simple vegetation interventions | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
1.Cities are rapidly expanding worldwide and there is an increasing urgency to protect urban biodiversity, principally through the provision of suitable habitat, most of which is in urban green spaces. Despite this, clear guidelines of how to reverse biodiversity loss or increase it within a given urban green space is lacking.

2.We examined the taxa- and species-specific responses of five taxonomically and functionally diverse animal groups to three key attributes of urban green space vegetation that drive habitat quality and can be manipulated over time: the density of large native trees, volume of understorey vegetation and percentage of native vegetation.

3.Using multi-species occupancy-detection models we found marked differences in the effect of these vegetation attributes on bats, birds, bees, beetles and bugs. At the taxa-level, increasing the volume of understorey vegetation and percentage of native vegetation had uniformly positive effects. We found 30–120% higher occupancy for bats, native birds, beetles and bugs with an increase in understorey volume from 10 to 30%, and 10–140% higher occupancy across all native taxa with an increase in the proportion of native vegetation from 10 to 30%. However, increasing the density of large native trees had a mostly neutral effect. At the species-specific level, the majority of native species responded strongly and positively to increasing understorey volume and native vegetation, whereas exotic bird species had a neutral response.

4.Synthesis and applications. We found the probability of occupancy of most species examined was substantially reduced in urban green spaces with sparse understorey vegetation and few native plants. Our findings provide evidence that increasing understorey cover and native plantings in urban green spaces can improve biodiversity outcomes. Redressing the dominance of simplified and exotic vegetation present in urban landscapes with an increase in understorey vegetation volume and percentage of native vegetation will benefit a broad array of biodiversity.

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Explore space with stunning visual stories with this app

Explore space with stunning visual stories with this app | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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The Most Visual Science Textbook You've Never Seen | #Evolution #NationalGeographic #STEM

The Most Visual Science Textbook You've Never Seen | #Evolution #NationalGeographic #STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Evolution happens so slowly, it's hard to see up close. Now you can.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 16, 2016 5:49 PM
Evolution happens so slowly, it's hard to see up close. Now you can.

 

 

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Implicit Surfaces of Space functions

Besides 3D Graphs that draws functions with (x,y) as parameters, you are now able to view implicit surfaces of a function in a graph with MathTouchBook.


Surfaces are then defined by space functions with (x,y,z) parameters, and will draw a skin where the value is zero ! Optional parameter t stands for time and will allow to animate anything as you can see in the Video.


A special method for computing values were used: more than 200 000 calls must be done through the whole graph of each function when the shape changes, and the CPU can hardly do that. The solution was to reuse the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) function exporter: It translates the function into a source that can be compiled directly with OpenGL drivers, so it is executed 1000 times faster by the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) of your Smartphone or Tablet.


The new update also brings a better keyboard , with fractional numbers, and many improvements and corrections.


https://mathtouchbook.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/graphs-with-living-implicit-surfaces-are-ready/

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Summer learning - Thomas Edison's Secret Lab Reviews reviewed on edshelf

Summer learning - Thomas Edison's Secret Lab Reviews reviewed on edshelf | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Together with Thomas Edison, the greatest inventor of all time, the Secret Lab Kids will show you how fun science can be. In fact, it’s a BLAST! Unknown to the world, Thomas Edison had a secret lab where he invented a virtual version of himself and Von Bolt, a nearly-completed robot, to guide and inspire …

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5 Tools to Watch the Night Sky and Track Events in Astronomy

5 Tools to Watch the Night Sky and Track Events in Astronomy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Today, you don't have to use a telescope to enjoy the wonders of space. These sites and apps are for real-life star-gazers who need to know what to look at up above.

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Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 30, 2016 10:03 PM

Some great interactive tools to foster a love of space!

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Definitely worth checking these out... or buy a telescope :-)
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Free Technology for Teachers: An Interactive Build a Body Lesson

Free Technology for Teachers: An Interactive Build a Body Lesson | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Learn about the Doppler effect - free simulations from CK12 

Learn about the Doppler Effect in the context of a duck swimming across a pond using our interactive simulation.

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Interactive Simulations | Physics - Exploration Series | CK-12 Foundation

Interactive Simulations | Physics - Exploration Series | CK-12 Foundation | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Discover a new way of learning and enjoying Physics by using Real World Interactive Simulations from CK-12 Foundation. Science doesn't come easier!

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, February 24, 2016 9:45 AM

We use CK12 at Kauffman Leadership Academy to engage students in interactive science.

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Calculus | Math - FREE CK-12 PLIX Series - interactive - concepts explained

Calculus | Math - FREE CK-12 PLIX Series - interactive - concepts explained | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Learn, Play and Explore by using interactive PLIX.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Good Video Sources for Science Teachers and Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Good Video Sources for Science Teachers and Students | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, January 8, 2016 10:30 AM

Try out some of these resources to engage your students.

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Welcome to Tomatosphere! Join this free Global research project.

Welcome to Tomatosphere! Join this free Global research project. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Tomatosphere is a research project that involves about over 17,000 Canadian and U.S. classrooms.

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A Huge Library of NASA Space Photos to Use with Students 

A Huge Library of NASA Space Photos to Use with Students  | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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8 Great TED Talks to Teach Students about Climate Change via @medkh9

8 Great TED Talks to Teach Students about Climate Change via @medkh9 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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How to create a Google Earth tour

How to create a Google Earth tour | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Google Earth can be used for all kinds of lessons in math (see Real World Math ), science (try these resources ), and language arts  ...."

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Cruise the moon’s surface with the LROC via LAURA MALLONEE

Cruise the moon’s surface with the LROC via LAURA MALLONEE | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
AUTHOR: LAURA MALLONEE. LAURA MALLONEE

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The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
10 of the over 130 spectacular images deemed worthy enough to be placed on the shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

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Australia's Science Channel

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Space Photos of the Week: Spider Nebula via Wired  

Space Photos of the Week: Spider Nebula via Wired   | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Space photos of the week, April 10–16, 2016.

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Texas Gateway - FREE math and science resources and courses

Texas Gateway - FREE math and science resources and courses | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Year in Space - Teacher Hangout

Get the inside story of life and research on the International Space Station in this live, interactive hangout especially for educators! Leave with free resources from PBS LearningMedia and NASA and the instructional strategies—and inspiration—to bring the science, stories, and standards behind A Year in Space into your classrooms.

This is a FREE event, we only ask that you register below so we know how to focus our presentation to meet the needs of our teacher audience. Upon registration, we will send you the link and information on how to join, and participate in, this interactive educator event.

Presenters include:
-Dr. Camille Alleyne, Assistant Program Scientist for the International Space Station (ISS)
-Becky Kamas, STEM on Station Activity Manager
-Brandon Hargis, Education Specialist, NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative
-Rachel Connolly, Director of STEM Education, WGBH and PBS LearningMedia

Be sure to tune in to PBS's A Year in Space, premiering on Wednesday, March 2 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST, right after our live hangout! Visit http://www.pbs.org/a-year-in-space/home/ for more

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Apps For Learning About Dissection and Anatomy via Jeffrey Bradbury

Apps For Learning About Dissection and Anatomy via Jeffrey Bradbury | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
By Jeffrey Bradbury

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Experience Mars in 360 Degrees With This New NASA Video via @danielatlarge

Experience Mars in 360 Degrees With This New NASA Video via @danielatlarge | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

NASA made it much easier to explore Mars this week when the agency released a video featuring a 360-degree view of the planet.


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30 Ways To Teach Science Without a Textbook (Pinterest board)

30 Ways To Teach Science Without a Textbook (Pinterest board) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Looking for unique ways to teach science without a textbook? 1. Go to a children’s museum. 2. Go to a science museum. 3. Visit the zoo. | See more about Textbook and Science.

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