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Invent To Learn - Resources

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, September 21, 2013 9:37 AM

Always inventing something new and useful for our classroom.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 12:42 PM

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom features hundreds of links to high-quality books, websites, projects, and other resources to help you create a makerspace in any school, no matter your budget.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 12, 2013 9:25 PM

I am reading this book at the moment and finding it really interesting! Here are some resources that accompany it. 

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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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Weird Places: Devil's Kettle Falls

A waterfall that seems to just disappear into the ground sounds pretty unbelievable, but scientists are still bewildered by the mysteries of Devil's Kettl
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Where does gold come from? - David Lunney

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-does-gold-come-from-david-lunney Did you know that gold is extraterrestrial? Instead of arising from ou
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The Science Of Hallucinations

Your brain is an incredible specimen, but what happens when things go wrong? Why do some people hallucinate? Watch More: Why Do You Understand Language
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Here Is A Great Website for STEM Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here Is A Great Website for STEM Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Window to Earth: NASA Partners with IMAX for 'A Beautiful Planet'

‘A Beautiful Planet’ stars Earth as seen from space by astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the orbiting laboratory. Shooting spanned multiple expeditions wit
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‘Brain Atlas’ Charts How We Navigate Language

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SCIENCE Scientists have made an atlas that catalogs where words' meanings are located in the brain. (NPR) How much do you know about the brain? Take our quick quiz to find out! Navigate the brain with this spectacular interactive 3D map! Discussion Ideas Scientists have produced what is alternatively called a “brain dictionary”, a “cortical…
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Gadgets and Gizmos: Inside the Nat Geo Tech Lab

Gadgets and Gizmos: Inside the Nat Geo Tech Lab | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Meet the engineers who create technology for National Geographic expeditions.
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Smithsonian Education - A Look at the Environment in Your Own Backyard

Smithsonian Education - A Look at the Environment in Your Own Backyard | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Smithsonian Institution lesson plans in History, Art, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies. Search for lesson plans by subject or grade. Smithsonian educational materials emphasize inquiry-based learning with primary sources and museum collections.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Explain VR Virtual Zoo - Animals in Virtual Reality

Free Technology for Teachers: Explain VR Virtual Zoo - Animals in Virtual Reality | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Folger Shakespeare Library

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Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, the Folger welcomes scholars, arts lovers, teachers, students, and other visitors.
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A revealing new twist in the Common Core state standards controversy

A revealing new twist in the Common Core state standards controversy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
And now we come full circle in the academic standards debate. A committee in the Michigan Senate has approved a bill that would require the state to drop the Common Core state standards, a move that a number of other states have already made. What’s different with this legislation is what comes next: It requires […]
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von Humboldt: The Invention of Nature

"Andrea Wulf's new book The Invention of Nature reveals the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today. Though almost forgotten today, his name lingers everywhere from the Humboldt Current to the Humboldt penguin. Humboldt was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. Perceiving nature as an interconnected global force, Humboldt discovered similarities between climate zones across the world and predicted human-induced climate change. Wulf traces Humboldt’s influences through the great minds he inspired in revolution, evolution, ecology, conservation, art and literature.  In The Invention of Nature Wulf brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalism back to life."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 19, 4:30 PM

Alexander von Humboldt has been described as the last great ancient geographer concerned with understanding an eclectic cosmography as well as the first modern geographer. He is honored far and wide throughout Europe and especially  Latin America for his explorations, but given that people are confused as how to categorize him and classify his contributions, today he is under-appreciated.  Geographers need to reclaim his memory and call his extensive, globetrotting work on a wide range of subjects ‘geography.’  Here are more articles and videos on the man that I feel geographers should publicly champion as their intellectual ancestor the way that biologists point to Darwin.  

 

Tags:  historicalbiogeography, book reviews.

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Smithsonian Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month | Newsdesk

Smithsonian Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month | Newsdesk | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Celebrate Asia Pacific American Heritage Month
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K-12 Students Make Science Fiction a Reality with 3D Printing

K-12 Students Make Science Fiction a Reality with 3D Printing | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Star Trek™ Replicator Challenge asks students to design 3D printed objects for astronauts to use in space in 2050.
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Minecraft used to teach children molecular chemistry - BBC News

Minecraft used to teach children molecular chemistry - BBC News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Undergraduates at Hull University have created a new Minecraft world to teach molecular chemistry to schoolchildren.
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Prepare your Raspberry Pi for space with an Astro Pi flight case

Prepare your Raspberry Pi for space with an Astro Pi flight case | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
3D printing designs have been released and full instructions on how to make your own have been provided by Raspberry Pi.

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This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes

This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Ships carry 11 billion tons of goods each year. This interactive map shows where they all go.  About 11 billion tons of stuff gets carried around the world every year by large ships. Clothes, flat-screen TVs, grain, cars, oil — transporting these goods from port to port is what makes the global economy go 'round.  And now there's a great way to visualize this entire process, through this stunning interactive map from the UCL Energy Institute."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 29, 5:26 PM

If you haven't discovered www.shipmap.org then you are in for a treat.  This delightful geographic visualization nicely shows the shipping lanes and connectivity that makes the globalized economy flow.  

 

Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic, mapping, visualization.

aitouaddaC's curator insight, May 2, 8:44 AM
On pourra voir aussi , en français  et en allemand :  http://ddc.arte.tv/nos-cartes/le-transport-maritime-coeur-de-la-mondialisation
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Golden Eye: Webb Telescope's Giant Mirror Unveiled

Golden Eye: Webb Telescope's Giant Mirror Unveiled | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Witness the glimmering heart of NASA’s largest-ever space telescope
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Weekly Warm-Up: 6 Ways to Introduce Students to Biodiversity

Weekly Warm-Up: 6 Ways to Introduce Students to Biodiversity | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity, established by the United Nations. But when biodiversity exists everywhere from the Amazon Basin to the inside of your own belly button, where do you begin? Check out six of our resources that provide entryways to teaching the topic. 1. Powerful Pollinators 75 percent of the world’s major crops…
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Giant Traveling Maps: Pacific

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National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps are enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tools for introducing geography and map reading skills.
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3 Handy Resources of Clip Arts to Use for End of School Year Activities via @medkh9

3 Handy Resources of Clip Arts to Use for End of School Year Activities via @medkh9 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Zap Zap Math–Clever, Robust Math App for K-6

Zap Zap Math–Clever, Robust Math App for K-6 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Many of you are familiar with the award-winning free app called Zap Zap Math. I first learned about it through an email about their newly updated platform– …addictive math games.. kids …

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Ethan J. Todd's curator insight, May 2, 12:09 AM

Fun way to engage students with mathmatics.

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Can Math and Science Groove to Music?

Parts of this article first appeared on EdCircuit and are reprinted here with permission. Years of research show that the arts are closely linked to almost everything we want for our children:
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National Aquarium | Conservation Initiatives | Chesapeake Bay

National Aquarium | Conservation Initiatives | Chesapeake Bay | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Aquarium strives to foster a sense of community responsibility and participation in the preservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay by providing opportunities for conservation action.
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Save the Bay!
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The Mobile Native: 10 Must-Have Math Apps via Scott Newcomb

The Mobile Native: 10 Must-Have Math Apps via Scott Newcomb | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Scott Newcomb

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