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The Power of the Educational Infographic

The Power of the Educational Infographic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Have you had people ask you why you choose to use infographics in your classroom? This presentation is by Mia MacMeekin, who has created many great infographics (some of which have been posted on this Sccop.it). The best way to access this is in PDF format. This file is quite large so here is a direct link to it: http://anethicalisland.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/rscon-presentation-22.pdf

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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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Elite Math Competitions Struggle to Diversify Their Talent Pool

Elite Math Competitions Struggle to Diversify Their Talent Pool | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A mix of social and cultural forces keeps many African-American, Latino, and low-income students off the track toward international math recognition.
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Maths Resources. Free Maths Resources, Worksheets and Games

Free Maths Resources. Worksheets, Games, Graphs, Calculators.
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The 25 Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology

The 25 Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Thanks to OnlineUniversities for this list of the Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology. Blogs and Twitter aren’t the only social tools out there that can help you keep up with the latest and greatest developments in educational technology. Pinterest is rapidly becoming a favorite tool of educators all over the nation, and many have amassed some pretty great collections of edtech-related pins that teachers and students alike can use to explore new ways to learn, share, teach, and grow.

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Activities - Computer Science Unplugged | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING

Activities - Computer Science Unplugged | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Each Unplugged activity is available to download in PDF format, with full instructions and worksheets. Background sections explain the significance of each activity to computer science, and answers are provided for all problems.
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How do you make a young doctor really understand what it's like being 74? Virtual reality.

How do you make a young doctor really understand what it's like being 74? Virtual reality. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This extraordinary virtual reality project could teach young medical students to empathize with older patients.
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If You Love Maps, This Blog Is for You

If You Love Maps, This Blog Is for You | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
National Geographic’s new blog about maps will transport you to far-off places and times. Here’s where we’re headed.

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Heart and Lungs Lab on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Heart and Lungs Lab. Download Heart and Lungs Lab and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Using CRISPR To Learn How a Body Builds Itself

Using CRISPR To Learn How a Body Builds Itself | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The popular gene-editing technique can deliver a step-by-step account of how a single-cell embryo becomes a trillion-cell animal.
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The Art of Creating Digital Hurricanes

The Art of Creating Digital Hurricanes | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Every day, scientists at NASA work on creating better hurricanes – on a computer screen. At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, a team of scientists incorporates millions of atmospheric observations, graphic tools and lines of computer code to create computer models simulating the weather and climate conditions responsible for hurricanes.
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Something strange has made Earth's core 2.5 years younger than its crust

Something strange has made Earth's core 2.5 years younger than its crust | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Thanks to gravitational fields and relativity, Earth's surface is older than its core

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5 Tools to Watch the Night Sky and Track Events in Astronomy

5 Tools to Watch the Night Sky and Track Events in Astronomy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Today, you don't have to use a telescope to enjoy the wonders of space. These sites and apps are for real-life star-gazers who need to know what to look at up above.

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Start Engineering in K-12

Start Engineering in K-12 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
We produce engaging books for kids to inspire them to consider careers in
engineering. These materials are perfect for K12 engineering outreach and
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Once Upon a River | Maps We Love

Once Upon a River | Maps We Love | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
RT @Esri: Explore these #rivers & find rich details & stunning patterns! https://t.co/V87lL85uCT #MapsWeLove #ArcGIS #Maps https://t.co/M0e…
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Watch Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US, shrink dramatically over 15 years

Watch Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US, shrink dramatically over 15 years | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It's a huge deal for the 25 million people who depend on freshwater from this system.
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Spaces app: part chat program, part social network

Spaces app: part chat program, part social network | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Google has tried for years to make a successful social network, and it’s trying again with the launch of Spaces.
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That New Superbug Was Found in a UTI and That’s Key

That New Superbug Was Found in a UTI and That’s Key | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Antibiotic-resistant UTIs are getting more and more common, and they could be coming from food.
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BrainFlex: Summer Education Math & Science Practice Questions | CK-12

BrainFlex: Summer Education Math & Science Practice Questions | CK-12 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Commit to continuing your education this summer by signing up for BrainFlex! Stay learning with helpful practice questions from concepts in math and science

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10 Greatest Scientific Breakthroughs

It seems the world of science fiction is increasingly becoming a reality. From cloning animals to finding the God Particle, AllTime10s brings you the 1
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Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device

Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Scientists at University of California, Irving stumble across the secret to long-lasting rechargeable batteries.

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400 times longer-lasting than what we have now.

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The Great Make: Rocketry Round-Up | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

The Great Make: Rocketry Round-Up | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Many a Make: reader, especially those of us of a certain age, cut our teeth on building and flying model rockets. This one hobby required you to gain at least a basic aptitude in model construction (and all of the skill sets involved there), basic design and engineering skills, understanding the science and aerodynamics of flight, rudimentary electronics, ballistics, and much more.

Given the importance of rocketry for many of us in developing as makers, it’s no wonder that Make: has covered a ton of rocketry projects of varying stripes over the years, from kiddie water and stomp rockets to serious high-powered efforts. Here is a selection of some of these projects and articles from the past ten years.

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This virtual lab will revolutionize science class

This virtual lab will revolutionize science class | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is no longer part of some distant future, and it's not just for gaming and entertainment anymore. Michael Bodekaer wants to use it to make quality education more accessible.
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The weird, wacky & cool energy ideas coming out of labs across the US

The weird, wacky & cool energy ideas coming out of labs across the US | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A fuel cell for space. Batteries that use air. A way to tap pine trees and extract biofuels like maple syrup from a maple tree. These are just some of the “out-there” energy innovations that researchers and entrepreneurs are hard at work building in labs across the U.S., and which were on display at the fifth annual energy innovation-focused ARPA-E Summit this week.

Via Peter Verschuere, michel verstrepen, THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*, Stephania Savva
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