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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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Helping to close the education gap

Helping to close the education gap | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
We're committing $50 million over the next two years to support nonprofits who are building tech-based learning solutions that tackle education challenges.
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Graphene's Infusion in Textiles is the Future of Wearable Electronics

Graphene's Infusion in Textiles is the Future of Wearable Electronics | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Smart clothes are a highly promising field of development, where everything from health monitors to LED displays are integrated into clothes. But the textiles developed are said to rely on rigid components, unfit to be worn practically, as clothes.

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Virtual Base Ten Blocks Great for Early Math Learning reviewed via CommonSense media 

Virtual Base Ten Blocks Great for Early Math Learning reviewed via CommonSense media  | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />

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Registration fees | science-and-you.com

Registration fees | science-and-you.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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On May 4, 5 and 6, 2017, McGill University will host the Journées internationales de la culture scientifique (JICS) - Science and You in Montreal. This international event, which is organized by Association francophone pour le savoir - ACFAS, is the opportunity for stakeholders in the scientific, cultural, and business community to meet with public decision-makers and people who are passionate about science. Throughout the activities held during these 3 days, different leading figures will invite the participants to exchange, discuss, learn, acquire new skills, and to think about the various uses of digital technologies for the dissemination of scientific knowledge, the creation of scientific communities and access to knowledge for people living in remote regions. The Journées internationales de la culture scientifique - Science and You program includes: • 8 opening keynotes (May 4) • 20 discussion panels (May 5) • 4 practical training workshops (May 6) • Various activities (Science-moi!) open to the general public: national finals “Ma thèse en 180 secondes” (competition), “La preuve par l’image” (exhibit), launch and publication of a special issue of Découvrir magazine dedicated to scientific culture … All of the presentations, except the workshops and general public activities, will be simultaneously translated into English or French as necessary. The training workshops are offered in both languages, to facilitate interaction between the trainer and participants, thus giving the participants the opportunity to fully seize the tools presented during these workshops.
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Chemists ID catalytic 'key' for converting CO2 to methanol

Chemists ID catalytic 'key' for converting CO2 to methanol | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and converting it to useful chemicals such as methanol could reduce both pollution and our dependence on petroleum products. So scientists are intensely interested in the catalysts that facilitate such chemical conversions. Like molecular dealmakers, catalysts bring the reacting chemicals together in a way that makes it easier for them to break and rearrange their chemical bonds. Understanding details of these molecular interactions could point to strategies to improve the catalysts for more energy-efficient reactions.

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How to Apply for a National Geographic Student Expedition

Read about the application and selection process for National Geographic Student Expeditions and what steps to take to apply.
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Where does laser energy go after being fired into plasma?

Where does laser energy go after being fired into plasma? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
An outstanding conundrum on what happens to the laser energy after beams are fired into plasma has been solved in newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde.

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Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing

Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A protein can boost blood stem cells, making them behave like those of younger people. Is it the key to harnessing young blood’s rejuvenating power?

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10 facts about water policy and infrastructure in the US | Brookings Institution

10 facts about water policy and infrastructure in the US | Brookings Institution | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
From the water safety crisis in Flint, Michigan to the near-disaster with the Oroville Dam in California, a string of water-related events have made headlines, and called into question the U.S. foc…
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Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Blog Archive » Jon Agee’s Life on Mars

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Blog Archive » Jon Agee’s Life on Mars | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Manipulating magnetic textures

Manipulating magnetic textures | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
While the ability to easily control the magnetic properties of small electronic systems is highly desirable for future small electronics and data storage, an effective solution has proven to be extremely elusive.

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2017 Esri User Conference July 10 - July 14 in San Diego, CA

2017 Esri User Conference July 10 - July 14 in San Diego, CA | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
2017 Esri User Conference, Esri International User Conference, Esri UC, GIS Conference, Understanding Our World, July 10 - 14, San Diego Convention Center
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Journey under the Earth’s surface in Street View

Journey under the Earth’s surface in Street View | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
“You only realize how insignificant humans are when you’re standing next to a giant lake of fiery boiling rock. It’s like looking into the surface of the sun,” says explorer Geoff Mackley about the Marum crater.
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Female leaders join forces to mentor girls in STEM

Female leaders join forces to mentor girls in STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A new initiative by female leaders to mentor and empower young girls seeking a career in STEM has been announced

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Tennessee schools need to teach geography better

Tennessee schools need to teach geography better | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Geography is a discipline that has students examine the world from cultural, physical, economic, and political standpoints, but you wouldn’t know that in many Tennessee schools.

During their middle and high school years, Tennessee’s students will take five required history courses and no required geography courses. The courses they do take have names that begin with “History and Geography”, but if one examines the full titles and the content of the courses, it is blatantly obvious that these are history courses.

This is the case for the current Social Studies standards and those that are proposed to soon replace the current standards. Some argue that geography can be adequately taught in such hybrid courses, but that is not the way it is taught in any college or university in the state.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 6, 11:36 AM

Preach on Kurt, preach on.  And clearly, it's not just Tennessee that needs this message. 

 

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Scientists made a detailed "roadmap" for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s staggering.

Scientists made a detailed "roadmap" for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s staggering. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Few people appreciate what it’d mean to take our climate goals seriously. (Think: no new gasoline-powered cars by 2030.)
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Life: The Excitement of Biology

Life: The Excitement of Biology | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
  Life: The Excitement of Biology is indexed by Biosis Previews,   Biological  Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, EBSCOhost Academic Search Ultimate, Google  Scholar,  Research Gate, Ulrich, and Zoological Record!     Life: The Excitement of Biology (LEB) ISSN 2325-081X (print), ISSN 2325-0828 (online)  LEB is a peer-reviewed journal whose vision is to  provide      the global  scientific…
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Teen Service Award Winners Fight Illiteracy and Climate Change

Teen Service Award Winners Fight Illiteracy and Climate Change | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
An inaugural awards program from National Geographic Student Expeditions honors youth for service to their communities.
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Thousands of Invisible Oil Spills Are Destroying the Gulf

Thousands of Invisible Oil Spills Are Destroying the Gulf | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Oil pollution in US waters didn't end with Deepwater Horizons. Small spills are a chronic problem, and their impact is cumulative.
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Spider Venom Protein Could Protect the Brain from Stroke-Induced Damage

Spider Venom Protein Could Protect the Brain from Stroke-Induced Damage | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
One of Australia’s deadliest denizens could hold the key to a new class of stroke treatments.
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Shaking Up the Dinosaur Family Tree

Shaking Up the Dinosaur Family Tree | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A Ph.D candidate and a computer program that took five minutes to run may upend the dinosaur classification system that has been used for more than a century.
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The business case for soil

The business case for soil | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Action on soil sustainability must move beyond the farm and into the boardroom, urges Jess Davies.

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During learning, neurons deep in brain engage in a surprising level of activity

During learning, neurons deep in brain engage in a surprising level of activity | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It's the part of the brain that makes sure you cannot tickle yourself. The cerebellum, an apple-sized region near the base of the skull, senses that your own fingers are the ones trying to tickle, and cancels your usual response.

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U.S.G.S. Topographical Maps

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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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 10, 10:01 AM

Good cartography lies at the intersection of rigorous scientific data display and a aesthetic touch of beauty.  This article is an ode to the beauty of USGS topographic maps as affordable pieces of art.  Geography students that start their own mapping projects need to recognize that good cartographic work often needs to be both an art and a science to fit the needs of their intended audience. 

 

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