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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 7:45 PM

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

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Science, technology, engineering and math in K-12
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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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The Boomerang Nebula: The Coolest Place in Outer Space

The Boomerang Nebula is colder than space! And it's not really shaped like a boomerang! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon
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Amateur Scientists Will Love Science Journal, Google's New App | Make:

Amateur Scientists Will Love Science Journal, Google's New App | Make: | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

This morning, Google released Science Journal, its latest free app for Android phones. Science Journal is a digital science notebook that allows kids (and amateur scientists of all ages) to use the sensors on their Android phones for experiments. With a just a phone you can measure sound, light, and motion for some easy-access science!

The app itself is open-ended, providing the tools in a simple format that’s intuitive, but to really kick off the launch of this app Google has partnered with the experts at Exploratorium to create a number of hands-on projects. These projects are detailed on their companion site Making & Science, and kits are available to create projects around external sensors (including a kit from Make:!).

Combining physical experiences with digital experience is really the future of STEM education. Science Journal makes it easy for science educators to introduce the idea that science doesn’t need to be difficult or confined to the lab. With Science Journal on your phone, you have the basic tools you need to follow your curiosity and get started with experiments of your own.


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Why Minecraft is the newest and coolest teaching tool in school. | STE[+A]M - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics

Why Minecraft is the newest and coolest teaching tool in school. | STE[+A]M - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Los Angeles Makerspace teaches kids to code, problem-solve, and build ... using Minecraft. | STE[+A]M - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics
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NASA's Valkyrie robots set the table for human life on Mars | Fox News

NASA's Valkyrie robots set the table for human life on Mars | Fox News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Four sister robots built by NASA could be pioneers in the colonization of Mars, part of an advance construction team that sets up a habitat for more fragile human explorers. But first they're finding new homes on Earth and engineers to hone their skills.

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"Robotics has been making tremendous strides in the past five years. Drones, autonomous vehicles," he said. "It's one of those situations where you work on the same problem for decades and decades, and something finally starts to happen. Maybe this is that time."
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How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’ | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Math teachers in San Francisco are using Complex Instruction to see the brilliance in all their students and help them to see it too.

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Teach with the Force: 15 Resources | Shelly Terrell :: Tech Learning

Teach with the Force: 15 Resources | Shelly Terrell :: Tech Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Below, I have collected over 10 posts full of ideas from how to manage your classroom like a Jedi to teaching math with Star Wars infographics. You will find posters, lesson plans, and activities to help engage your learners and maybe seem like a Jedi teacher.

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Personalized Augmented Reality Lenses for STEM Education

Prototype that explores how to use AR and the concept of situated visualization to create a combination physical and virtual “exploration kit” for students that ...

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Smithsonian Gardens | Internship Opportunities

Smithsonian Gardens | Internship Opportunities | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Smithsonian Gardens creates and manages the Smithsonian’s outdoor gardens, interiorscapes, and horticulture-related collections and exhibits.
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The Real Reality Show: Could you Really Travel Through a Black Hole?

Despite what you see in the movies, true black hole travel would stretch any humans beyond their limits.
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Coding-savvy Russia students best China & US to win ‘programming world championship’

Coding-savvy Russia students best China & US to win ‘programming world championship’ | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

A Russian team from St. Petersburg State University has triumphed in the IBM-sponsored ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), beating 128 teams to win the “programming world championship” to Russia for a fifth straight...
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Movidius Fathom — This USB Stick Converts Any Linux Computer Into An A.I. Supercomputer

Movidius Fathom — This USB Stick Converts Any Linux Computer Into An A.I. Supercomputer | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Movidius Fathom — This USB Stick Converts Any Linux Computer Into An A.I. Supercomputer https://t.co/cbBpsPq8Mm https://t.co/s4DrFQ2gTh
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Going to Work in VR Will Actually Be Pretty Great—We Swear

Going to Work in VR Will Actually Be Pretty Great—We Swear | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In this idealistic future of work we’ll communicate via digital personae that look, sound, and act like our professional selves—but better.

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A Handwritten Card, Signed and Sealed by the Latest Technology

A Handwritten Card, Signed and Sealed by the Latest Technology | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Communication today is faster and more ephemeral than ever. We fire off emails, skip the punctuation in our texts, and watch our photos and messages vanish in seconds on Snapchat.

Digital tools have made communicating with others easier but not necessarily more thoughtful, and this bothered Sonny Caberwal, an entrepreneur. “We’re in a rush to make everything disappear,” he said.

Receiving a physical, handwritten thank-you note or letter these days feels special, but it also requires some work. “You have to assemble all the pieces,” Mr. Caberwal said — including paper, a pen, the recipient’s address, an envelope and a stamp — and then the note has to be written and mailed, all of which is time-consuming. He wanted to enable people to do that more easily, by harnessing technology to create a product that still felt very personal and worth keeping.

His company, Bond, harks back to a time of fountain pens, creamy sheets of writing paper and wax-sealed envelopes. Mr. Caberwal, founder and chief executive of the New York City start-up, describes it as “the opposite of Snapchat.” Bond was started in 2013, and has about 50 full-time employees and several high-profile backers, like Gary D. Cohn, the president of Goldman Sachs, and the rapper Nasir Jones (known as Nas).

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Elite Math Competitions Struggle to Diversify Their Talent Pool

Interest in elite high school math competitions has grown in recent years, and in light of last summer's U.S. win at the International Math Olympiad—the first for an American team in more than two decades—the trend is likely to continue.
But will such contests, which are overwhelmingly dominated by Asian and white students from middle-class and affluent families, become any more diverse?
Many social and cultural factors play roles in determining which promising students get on the path toward international math recognition. But efforts are in place to expose more black, Hispanic, and low-income students to advanced math, in the hope that the demographic pool of high-level contenders will eventually begin to shift and become less insular.

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Girls in STEM: What can you do in the classroom?

Girls in STEM: What can you do in the classroom? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Girls under “stereotype threat” are likely to attribute failure to something within themselves and employ this as a defensive strategy.

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These 5 Robotics Startups Are Changing The Way Work Gets Done

These 5 Robotics Startups Are Changing The Way Work Gets Done | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Industrial robots don't always get as much attention as their humanoid counterparts, but they are changing the life of humans just as much, if not more.
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5 Weird Involuntary Reflexes Explained!

5 Weird Involuntary Reflexes Explained! | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Our bodies do a lot of weird things, and many of them are completely involuntary. Why do we often jerk our bodies awake right before falling asleep? Why do we yawn? Why do we hiccup? Why do som
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Letter of Recommendation: U.S.G.S. Topographical Maps

Letter of Recommendation: U.S.G.S. Topographical Maps | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Think of them not as cartographic abstractions, but as incredibly affordable Pollocks.

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8 Teaching Habits that Block Productive Struggle in Math Students

8 Teaching Habits that Block Productive Struggle in Math Students | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Which common teaching methods might be hindering student motivation to go deeper in learning? Plus, a downloadable poster of what to do instead.


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Hubble Space Telescope: The Highlight Reel (Infographic)

Hubble Space Telescope: The Highlight Reel (Infographic) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
26 years after its orbital debut, Hubble is still making headlines. Here are some of its most important discoveries, from supermassive black holes to dark matter.
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Here Is A Superb New Google App for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here Is A Superb New Google App for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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More Heart, More Art Through STEAM

More Heart, More Art Through STEAM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Putting the A in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) is often treated as an afterthought. Yet, art has always played a major role in helping us expand and appreciate new science technologies.
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When the mosquitoes will be biting in your state

When the mosquitoes will be biting in your state | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Google data show how the contours of mosquito season are different across the country.
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These Beautiful Photos Highlight the Incredible Diversity of Bees

These Beautiful Photos Highlight the Incredible Diversity of Bees | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It's safe to say natural history photographer Clay Bolt is obsessed with North American bees. What began with a few photos in his backyard in South Carolin

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Awesome math and science resources from Shodor.org
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