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Darwin for a Day

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This website helps you locate and explore areas of the Galapagos Islands that have been surveyed and photographed by the Google Earth team. Explore coastlines, rivers, dense forest trails, and volcanic wastelands. Once you discover an interesting species, you can photograph your find. The website then guides you through the classification process. Totally engaging!

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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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Some Very Good Chrome Apps for Music Teachers

Some Very Good Chrome Apps for Music Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
We received few requests from some of  our readers here in  EdTech and mLearning  asking about a good Chromebook app to use for creatin
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In 1897, a Bicycle Superhighway Was the Future of California Transit

In 1897, a Bicycle Superhighway Was the Future of California Transit | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The fascinating history of this cycleway—which, besides perhaps the toll scheme, is still a fantastic idea—was chronicled in this amazing 1901 article in Good Roads Magazine. The author was convinced that the cycleway was destined to be an integral part of the LA's transit future, as it could be adapted to service motorcyclists, too:


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Bringing Grocery Stores to Low-Income Urban Food Deserts | Co-op Grocer Network

Bringing Grocery Stores to Low-Income Urban Food Deserts | Co-op Grocer Network | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Access to healthy food for all people is a growing concern in the United States. The retail food co-op community is not alone in looking for ways to help low-income and underserved areas gain access to a good food supply. People from nonprofit and corporate sectors, as well as governmental agencies, are looking for ways to bring healthy food options in line with people’s budgets and neighborhood needs. A wide range of models is being tried—nonprofit, charitable, corporate, governmental programs, cooperatives, and various partnerships. Few of these models have been tested over time to demonstrate whether one of them may provide a sustainable solution for these communities. 


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High Times: Vertical farming is on the rise — but can it save the planet?

High Times: Vertical farming is on the rise — but can it save the planet? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking advances in vertical farming, which doesn't break ground at all, raise hopes it can feed the world
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China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
BEIJING - The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige.
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HERE, automakers team up to share data on traffic conditions

HERE, automakers team up to share data on traffic conditions | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first.
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STEM for in all Areas…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

STEM for in all Areas…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace…

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Teaching Algebra II: Technology Integration

Teaching Algebra II: Technology Integration | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
I observed an Algebra 2 class at Hacienda (pseudonym), a Northern California high school, on September 9, 2016. The high school has over 1900 students, mostly minority (Asian and Latino). About 20 percent of the students are eligible for free and reduced lunch--a measure of poverty used in U.S. public schools. Over 98 percent graduate…
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How Much Do Visual Experiences Shape How People Think About Math?

How Much Do Visual Experiences Shape How People Think About Math? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A study of 17 people who have been blind since birth found that areas of the brain usually devoted to visual information become active when a blind person is

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Ask Dr. Universe | Washington State University

Ask Dr. Universe | Washington State University | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
How can birds fly when they flap their wings, but when we flap our arms nothing happens? No matter how much you flap your arms or I flap my paws, gravity keeps us pulled to Earth. But when birds use their strong muscles to start flapping their wings, something amazing happens. Read more What is the smallest ... » Mor
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Autodesk Design Academy

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Autodesk Design Academy helps educators introduce students to the world of design with free, hands-on supplementary projects and course materials.
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One-Country Space Race? Russia Starts Moon Landing Trials With Plans to Colonize by 2045

One-Country Space Race? Russia Starts Moon Landing Trials With Plans to Colonize by 2045 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
While other countries are looking for new planets for humans to inhabit, Russian cosmonauts have started preparing for a planned colonization of the Moon. This perhaps shortsighted plan aims to put the first Russians on the surface of the Earth's lone satellite between 2025 and 2045.

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One-country space race?

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New theory on how insulin resistance, metabolic disease begin

New theory on how insulin resistance, metabolic disease begin | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Does eating too much sugar cause type 2 diabetes? The answer may not be simple, but a study published Sept. 26 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation adds to growing research linking excessive sugar consumption—specifically the sugar fructose—to a rise in metabolic disease worldwide.

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Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers

Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Lawrence Hall of Science  is a great educational website from University of California, Berkeley. It provides a wide variety o

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Something's Rotten in the Pet Food Industry - Modern Farmer

Something's Rotten in the Pet Food Industry - Modern Farmer | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Shocking slaughterhouse by-products. Massive recalls. Mislabeled ingredients. Read this before buying Fido another bag of “natural” kibble.

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National Aquarium | Teacher Workshops

National Aquarium | Teacher Workshops | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The National Aquarium offers teacher workshops on a variety of subjects in both Baltimore and Washington, DC.
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You Can Tell Whether Poured Water Is Hot Or Cold

You Can Tell Whether Poured Water Is Hot Or Cold | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In 2014, NPR posed a challenge to its audience: if they listened to clips of hot and cold water being poured into glasses, could they tell which was which? The test was inspired by a similar one performed by British sensory-branding company Condiment Junkie, and the results were the same in both cases: overwhelmingly, people could tell which was which. In the NPR test, 80% of people correctly guessed the cold clip and 90% correctly guessed the hot clip. (Try the test yourself by watching the first video below).

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Microsoft Has a Whole New Kind of Computer Chip---and It'll Change Everything

Microsoft Has a Whole New Kind of Computer Chip---and It'll Change Everything | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
High-end, custom-built "field programmable gate arrays" will run Bing, Office 365, and Azure.
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New Google Sites: Double Click - Teacher Tech

New Google Sites: Double Click - Teacher Tech | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Google Sites has had a major update. You possibly do not have access yet to the new Sites (sites.google.com/new) unless your Apps administrator signed up for the preview. Be patient, it will roll out to everyone eventually (If you want to know when it comes out, follow @jrochelle).

When designing pages in Google Sites you do not have to use the toolbar on the right-hand side. Double clicking on the page brings up this attractive wheel with the option to insert a text box, upload a file, embed a URL, or insert an image.

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10 Genetically Modified Plants You've Never Heard Of

Welcome to Top10Archive! Think it’s scary that geneticists are altering the genetic code of animals to make them glow in the dark? Then you’ll love knowin
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America’s Most Elaborate Corn Maze Is Made of GPS and Math

America’s Most Elaborate Corn Maze Is Made of GPS and Math | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
One farm in Massachusetts has used an arsenal of high- and low-tech tools, and over the years that gear available has changed the look of the maze.
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Dividing 1 By 998,001 Yields A Strange Decimal

Dividing 1 By 998,001 Yields A Strange Decimal | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Math lovers uncovered something strange going on with the number 998,001. If you divide 1 by 998,001, the resulting decimal number will give you almost every three digit number. For example, the decimal starts as follows: 0.000001002003004005006... and so on. However, one three digit number gets skipped. Watch the video below to learn which one gets shafted.

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40+ Superb STEM Resources for Classrooms - Listly by Global Digital Citizen Foundation

If you're looking for some of the most engaging and informative STEM resources out there, look no further. The following list has over 40 of the

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At NASA Space Flight Center, A Successor to the Hubble Telescope

At NASA Space Flight Center, A Successor to the Hubble Telescope | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
ABC News' Mariam Khan takes a look at how the James Webb telescope is very different from the world-renowned Hubble.
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