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You Matter: The Two Most Important Words to Motivate Women in STEM

You Matter: The Two Most Important Words to Motivate Women in STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
When we tell a young woman that she matters, we are inviting her into a life of service and action. Leadership is hard work and it comes with real responsibility.
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STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"I brought a superhero into my classroom the other day. He wasn't wearing a cape. He didn't have an alias. But he had the greatest superpower of all: inspiration.

When you teach using project-based learning (PBL), one brings outside expertise into the classroom. My eighth graders begin the year creating science fiction based origin stories for original superhero characters as an introduction to a greater advocacy unit. Therefore, it seemed natural to bring in an actual scientist. Which brought me to CalTech and Dr. Spyridon Michalakis."


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Using varied modalities for reflection and processing is an excellent practice.
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The Space Telescopes of Tomorrow [Infographic]

The Space Telescopes of Tomorrow [Infographic] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Tomorrow's telescopes will give us a glimpse of the earliest years of our universe. This is life after Hubble.
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Research Guides: Education: Mathematics Teacher Resources

Research Guides: Education: Mathematics Teacher Resources | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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"The University of Michigan Library offers this helpful list of web resources for teaching mathematics. This list includes items that will appeal to K-12 mathematics instructors, adult educators, and college level mathematics instructors alike. Resources are divided into three categories: resources for teachers (most resources fall into this category), resources for algebra, and resources for statistics. While some of the links included on this list no longer work, most will take visitors to working pages. Included are teaching tips, videos to incorporate into the classroom, websites, free online textbooks, printable worksheets, games, and more. The diversity of these resources offers a useful one-stop shop for instructors looking for additional materials or ideas."


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Road Salt is Turning North #America's #Freshwater Lakes into #Saltwater

Road Salt is Turning North #America's #Freshwater Lakes into #Saltwater | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
If current trends continue, many freshwater lakes in the US and Canada will be too salty for human use or aquatic life.

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Is Your Math Program Improving Your School Culture? [rubric]

Is Your Math Program Improving Your School Culture? [rubric] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
What to look for in math edtech that positively impacts school culture and growth mindset.
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The Lands We Share: America's Protected Areas

The Lands We Share: America's Protected Areas | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Over a quarter of America's land and marine area is designated for protection. But 'protection' takes many different forms.
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Here is a new way of learning why we need to protect the earth.
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Earth Day Connections Between GIS, Environmenta... | GeoNet

Earth Day Connections Between GIS, Environmenta... | GeoNet | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
I wrote an essay and created a video connecting GIS, environmental education, and environmental science with a goal that these resources would
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Thousands of tiny satellites are about to go into space and possibly ruin it forever

Thousands of tiny satellites are about to go into space and possibly ruin it forever | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Space is a mess.
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BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources, scientists find

BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources, scientists find | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

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3 Important iPad Resources for Science Teachers

3 Important iPad Resources for Science Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
 Here are three interesting free resources for science teachers using iPad with their students in class. These are courses provided by Apple Education featuring various tips, ideas and content designed specifically to help teachers integrate iPad in their science instruction. You will get to explore curated science collections, discover relevant apps, books and iTunes u materials and lessons to compliment your classroom instruction. We invite you to check them out below and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.

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- RocketEd, Rockets for STEM

- RocketEd, Rockets for STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Exciting, engaging, easy, and affordable STEM solutions based on model rocketry and 3D printing. Launch science off the page!
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Salt makes you hungry, not thirsty, study says

Salt makes you hungry, not thirsty, study says | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
These pretzels are making me…hungry?

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Geology IN: Gemstone Guide: Classification of Gemstones

Geology IN: Gemstone Guide: Classification of Gemstones | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Gemstone Guide: Classification of Gemstones A gemstone is a mineral or rock, which can be used in jewelry after cutting or facetin
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The Field Beckons: A Photo Poem. Click on first image to start. - Joseph Kerski, Ph.D. - Geographer

The Field Beckons: A Photo Poem. Click on first image to start. - Joseph Kerski, Ph.D. - Geographer | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
 All photographs by Joseph Kerski.  Get out into the field!
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4 Ways the Universe Can Kill You

4 Ways the Universe Can Kill You | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
There’s a level of danger out in space that’s beyond even our own imaginations. We asked our How the Universe Works experts to describe the most mind boggling way the universe could kill us.

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Researchers Have Found a "Reset Button" for Aging Cells

Researchers Have Found a "Reset Button" for Aging Cells | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
From revitalizing heartbeats and increasing longevity, to removing disorders via gene editing, blood-borne challenges are approached with new solutions as quickly as we can innovate them. While many of the solutions we currently have can tackle blood disorders reactively, researchers at the University of Lunds in Sweden have devised a method that could address blood disorders proactively.

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Startling before-and-after images of #melting #glaciers tell the story of #climate change

Startling before-and-after images of #melting #glaciers tell the story of #climate change | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
These images are worth a thousand words in explaining the impacts of ice retreating against warming temperatures.
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36 amazing facts about polar bears

36 amazing facts about polar bears | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Did you know that polar bears' fur is actually transparent, not white? Learn more about these amazing animals in this infographic.

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3D printing could help repair damaged knees with cartilage-mimicking hydrogel

3D printing could help repair damaged knees with cartilage-mimicking hydrogel | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Researchers have created a new type of 3D bioprinting material designed to form custom cartilage knee implants.

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March for Science PHL

March for Science PHL | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The March for Science is a celebration of science. It's not about scientists or politicians, it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. Nevertheless, the march has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics. In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we might ask instead: can we afford not to speak out in its defense?
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Want to inspire kids to learn STEM? Get them to build a robot

Want to inspire kids to learn STEM? Get them to build a robot | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"The music is pumping, the crowd is cheering and people are dancing. This is science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), but not as you know it. I’m at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre as an invited judge for the 2016 Australia Regional FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. The competition is for students aged around 14-18 who, with the help of mentors and teachers, have six weeks (or significantly less in several cases) to design, build and program a robot for a designated challenge. This would be a difficult task even …"


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Great story from DownUnder about FIRST competition.
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The Baxter Center for Science Education

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The Baxter Center for Science Education connects students and teachers to real-world scientific ideas and experiences. We provide professional development for teachers to implement authentic and innovative life science programs in their schools with a focus on hands-on, inquiry-based activities aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This initiative is a collaborative partnership with Lindblom Math & Science Academy (LMSA), the Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP) at Northwestern University, and Baxter International Inc. The Center’s mission is to work with partners from the K-12 community, academia, and industry to empower teachers to engage their students in authentic science experiences adapted to their diverse learning environments. By developing programs based on real-world scientific challenges, we hope to inspire a lifelong enthusiasm for STEM disciplines that will inform students’ daily lives. Our vision is to foster tomorrow’s innovations by developing the next generation of scientists and engineers. The work of the Baxter Center for Science Education would be impossible without the help of our community including Baxter and Northwestern scientists, colleagues at the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, student volunteers, school administrators, and especially our teachers. Whether it is leading an activity at a workshop, developing exciting new curriculum for us to share, or volunteering to help out at an event, we wouldn’t be able to accomplish all that we do without the help of our friends. A lot of talented people come together to make sure that we can reach as many teachers and students as possible.
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Lego targets pre-Mindstorms minds with its Boost educational kit

Lego targets pre-Mindstorms minds with its Boost educational kit | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Boost is an impressive kit. The five on-board building experiences cover a lot of ground, from a robot to a guitar, to quasi Lego “3D printer” that’s..
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New microscopy method breaks color barrier of optical imaging

New microscopy method breaks color barrier of optical imaging | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Researchers at Columbia University have made a significant step toward breaking the so-called "color barrier" of light microscopy for biological systems, allowing for much more comprehensive, system-wide labeling and imaging of a greater number of biomolecules in living cells and tissues than is currently attainable. The advancement has the potential for many future applications, including helping to guide the development of therapies to treat and cure disease.

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