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Engineering Energy Efficiency | The Concord Consortium

Engineering Energy Efficiency | The Concord Consortium | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
(Engineering Energy) This project investigates the educational value of computational models and simulations within the design process. Students design and build an energy-efficient scale-model house with the aid of simulations and probeware.
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All the Cool Kids Are Doing Science: Why will.i.am Is Making It Hip to Be a 'Nerd'

All the Cool Kids Are Doing Science: Why will.i.am Is Making It Hip to Be a 'Nerd' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
If there aren’t enough American workers for today’s tech jobs, imagine the nation in 2024 if we don’t find fresh ways to get kids interested.
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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.

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Apple - iPad Air - TV Ad - Your Verse - YouTube

We're humbled and inspired by what people do with iPad. So we set out to capture some of their stories. What will your verse be? http://www.apple.com/your-ve...
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Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM ... - Huffington Post (blog)

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2,000 Years of London’s Historical Development, Animated in 7 Minutes

2,000 Years of London’s Historical Development, Animated in 7 Minutes | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Give 'The London Evolution Animation' seven minutes, and it will show you the historical development of London over the course of 2,000 years.

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Peacock Pansy

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The butterflies are usually seen in two's and three's. They often bask for several minutes at a time on the ground or on low foliage, especially if the weather is cloudy. They are quite nervous, and if approached they flit rapidly into the air and circle around, before settling again, typically well out of reach. Under sunny condition, they have a habit of opening their wings wide to sunbathe while resting on a perch.
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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (31 photos)
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SPRK Education Program - programming, robotics, and math for kids - YouTube

We created the SPRK program because we believe play is a powerful teacher. Whether you're an educator or a parent, SPRK lessons will teach kids the basic con...

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The French and British Redrew the Middle East After World War I

The French and British Redrew the Middle East After World War I | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Now that map is crumbling.

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Mission Blue Education Resources

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Explore National Geographic's ocean education materials to engage students with information and activities to inspire action in ocean conservation.
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National Geographic, CoSee and the Commerce Dept. have incredible resources. 

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Poop Stories

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"From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter? Take a look at some international potty humor and then follow the jokes to a deeper understanding. Every laugh on this page reflects a life and death issue: the very real sanitation problems facing India today."


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sriddle geo's curator insight, August 4, 8:58 AM

The statistics are staggering for the number of deaths of children due to poor sanitation and something as simple as diarrhea.

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Example of "access", or lack thereof, for North America unit.

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APHG-U2 & U6

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Facebook Offers High School Students Free Wi-Fi as Part of Pilot Program

Facebook Offers High School Students Free Wi-Fi as Part of Pilot Program | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Facebook will provide free wireless Internet to a handful of students in North Carolina, as part of its master plan to get the entire world online.
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Large Waves Recorded in Arctic Ocean for First Time : DNews

Large Waves Recorded in Arctic Ocean for First Time : DNews | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Waves as tall as 29 feet were recorded in an area of the Arctic Ocean that was not long ago permanently covered in ice.
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Create a Disease Map

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Map the spread of tick and mosquito-borne illnesses in the United States using real data.
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A Computer Has Finally Proven the Answer to a 400-Year-Old Math Problem - Gizmodo

A Computer Has Finally Proven the Answer to a 400-Year-Old Math Problem - Gizmodo | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Thomas Hales of the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, developed a proof for the problem back in 1998. But at 300 pages, it took 12 reviewers four years to check for errors—and even then, they were only 99 percent certain it was correct. So, in 2003, Hales began to create the Flyspeck project: a computational tool that would check his proof.

 

It uses two pieces of formal verification software—delightfully called Isabelle and HOL Light—both of which rely on just a small, easily validated series of logical statements. With those, they can check any series of other logical statements, like a mathematical proof, if they have enough time.

 

That means that mathematicians can now concentrate on thinking creatively about their problems—and let computers do the grunt work of checking to make sure they're correct. 


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How Music Sales Have Changed Over 30 Years, In 30 Seconds

How Music Sales Have Changed Over 30 Years, In 30 Seconds | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Pulling data from the Recording Industry Association of America, Digital Music News has put together this informative animation charting how music-sale mediums have developed over the past 30 years in the United States.



Beginning in 1983, cass...

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Nonprofit aims to take local game designer's computer program to schools ... - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

Nonprofit aims to take local game designer's computer program to schools ... - Santa Fe New Mexican.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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“I was always trying to balance a few things like math, science and fine arts,” Lee said in an interview Monday.
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When your special needs child becomes a special needs teen

When your special needs child becomes a special needs teen | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
My daughter's body is changing. But inside, she remains a child.
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Earth: Science in Action - free on iTunesU

Earth: Science in Action - free on iTunesU | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast Earth: Science in Action on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.

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What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The digital divide is not just about access to devices -- a disparity in powerful uses of technology could be even more difficult to overcome.
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Getting "Deeper:" Exploration in Your Classroom - Google+

Getting "Deeper:" Exploration in Your Classroom - Google+ | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
#Teachers  are invited to join National Geographic for a special discussion about how to encourage their students to explore the world.

Attendees will meet Julie Brown, a former teacher and current Curriculum Manager at National Geographic, and Christina Symons, a geologist and #science coordinator who supported James Cameron's historic DEEPSEA CHALLENGE dive.

Our guests will answer questions from users submitted on Twitter via the #DeepseaChallenge hashtag. This is a cross-discipline event, so invite your colleagues to join the fun!
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How Cultures Move Across Continents

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Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.

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Interactive map of migration of the west

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Do you know Africa?

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Many of Africa’s leaders will be in town next week attending a White House summit. The continent’s land is shared among 49 countries — many of which rarely make U.S. headlines. How familiar are you with Africa’s geography?


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Vyskúšajte sa!

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APHG-Maps

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This is a good practice.

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Why Most Of This College's Engineering Students Are Women - Huffington Post

Why Most Of This College's Engineering Students Are Women - Huffington Post | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Why Most Of This College's Engineering Students Are Women Huffington Post I heard you speak Fortune Brainstorm about ways to get more women into engineering, and you mentioned this idea of making engineering classes less "testosterone-filled" and...
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The Power of Maps, Past and Present

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New ways of envisioning how America once looked, and how it is changing.

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Search Engine Basic Concepts

Search Engine Basic Concepts | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Having trouble understanding search engine optimization (SEO)? This article will help you get a better feel for how the world of search engines works.

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