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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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A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth

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11 maps that explain energy in America

If you've ever wondered where the electricity in your house comes from, here's a visual guide.
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The Great Barrier Reef

"Australia urged the UN's World Heritage Committee to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the 'in danger' list to protect their tourism industry. But that doesn't mean the ecological treasure is not in danger."

 

Tags: biogeography, environment, ecology, Australia, Oceania.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 3, 2:38 PM

Some of the most beautiful things in the world can be the most susceptible to sweeping environmental transformations.

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"100+ experiments in chemistry"

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Chemistry videos for education and just for fun

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 27, 11:07 AM

Student's will enjoy the Pharaoh's Serpent experiment.   

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 28, 1:10 AM

Oh my, my Science Teachers' Christmas just came early.

Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, July 28, 1:45 PM

Check these out, if you do not have the time or equipment to do these in class.

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Great Stem/Steam Ideas? ^ Teen Services Underground

Great Stem/Steam Ideas? ^ Teen Services Underground | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Question: Do you have any great ideas for STEM (or STEAM) programs. I am a new librarian and I was asked to incorporate STEM programs into our fall programming. The age level would probably be tweens (or perhaps 3rd grade and up). I would love any input you have, including websites, ideas, etc."

 

Jim Lerman's insight: A number of very clever suggestions by teachers and librarians.


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Urban Problems | Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering | InTechOpen

Urban Problems | Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering | InTechOpen | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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"Cities around the world run into a range of burdensome difficulties, from dwelling deficits to infrastructure problems to inefficient services to environmental pollution. The field of Urban Engineering attempts to address these complications with cost-effective and implementable strategies. This open access book outlines solutions related to urban automation, geographic information systems (GIS), monitoring and management of urban noise, floods, transportation, and many other topics. Each chapter of the book is available for individual download and covers a distinct topic. For instance, Chapter 3 focuses on "Experiences with the Ubranisation of Slums: Management and Intervention Models," while Chapter 10 looks at "Urban Flood Control, Simulation and Management - An Integrated Approach." For readers interested in understanding more about Urban Engineering, this freely accessible online book will provide a thorough introduction."


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The red and blue sections of this map each contain 5% of the world’s population

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This mind-blowing map was created by self-confessed data-cruncher Max Galka , and shows two different areas that each house 5 percent of the world's population. One includes several of the major OECD countries, such as Australia, Ireland and...
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Beautiful Maps Show the World's Oceans in Motion

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These maps from NASA show ocean currents around the world.
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Podponics is a company that dedicated to... - American Geographical Society | Facebook

Podponics is a company that dedicated to growing the freshest, best-tasting produce available anywhere. They use a more sustainable, responsible way:...
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Radiometric Dating - YouTube

From http://uccpbank.k12hsn.org/courses/APBioI/course%20files/multimedia/lesson26/1504pp_1.swf

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What Is All This STEM Stuff? | Parent Toolkit Blog

What Is All This STEM Stuff? | Parent Toolkit Blog | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
These days, you can’t turn around without hearing something about STEM. Schools are adding STEM courses and STEM summer camps are popping up across the country. But what is all this STEM stuff anyway?

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Summer Learning - 10 Documentaries About the Universe

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The Universe is fascinating. Billions of stars, millions of planets, and the vastness of space attract our attention and make us want to contribute to science. Documentaries about the Universe help to show the greatness of the galaxies and the awe-inspiring cosmos that scientists are still trying to explain. Some docs focus on incredible graphics and stunning visuals. Others focus…

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Infographic: 25 Ideas For Creating Infographics - DesignTAXI.com

Infographic: 25 Ideas For Creating Infographics - DesignTAXI.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Want to create an infographic but not sure what or how you should feature it?

Infographic services company Infobrandz has put together an...

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SciGirls | Pedal Power 02: Research and Brainstorm

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The SciGirls find an existing bicycle-powered ice cream maker and take it for a spin to talk about the pros and cons of the design. They take the ideas and start brainstorming what their bike-powered ice cream maker might look like.
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Dr. Seuss’ new book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ out Tuesday

Dr. Seuss’ new book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ out Tuesday | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A book that was in a box for decades finally gets published.
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STEM Education Overview (Based on "STEM Lesson Essentials" book)

This video was made for our new teachers at Korea International School. They will be entering a new STEM program that integrates multiple disciplines through ...

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Textbooks to trades: STEM education vital to economy - The Desert Sun

Textbooks to trades: STEM education vital to economy - The Desert Sun | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
CVEP and local school districts work jointly to create a workforce skilled in STEM fields.

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Make your own Virtual Reality Headset!

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Hello People,Its HKPNSS back here with a new instructable which is going to really cool , easy , scientific(optional), and yeah of course its a DIY pr...


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ARLOON Interactive chemistry App for high-schools

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ARLOON chemistry App with augmented reality for teachers and students of high-school

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High schoolers use their noodles at engineering summer program

High schoolers use their noodles at engineering summer program | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In the session’s highlight event, teens build bridges of uncooked spaghetti to test some weighty theories.
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Animal Adaptations - Science NetLinks

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In this lesson, explore different types of animal features and behaviors that can help or hinder survival in a particular habitat.

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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.

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Science Education 's curator insight, March 23, 4:17 AM

Great engaging way to give students tests in class

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Introduction to Personalized Learning Games - Personalized Learning Games

Introduction to Personalized Learning Games - Personalized Learning Games | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
At Personalized Learning Games, our solution is game-based learning that teaches social and emotional skills. Each of our four games was developed with grants from the Department of Education, and collectively they are applicable to 25 million students in grades K through 5.

For students, our games are:

Intuitive – When kids start playing, they start learning.
Personalized – Gameplay adapts to the student’s skill level and pace of learning.
For educators, our games are:

Measurable and objective – You can’t improve what you can’t measure.
Research proven – Each game has undergone randomized controlled trials that show we get results.
Our first game, Zoo U, is available now and is most appropriate for students in grades two, three, and four. And we are hard at work to adjust Zoo U so it can also be used effectively with students in kindergarten and first grade.

And later this year, we will begin releasing three more games:

Hall of Heroes, a game focused on the transition to middle school (in limited beta),
Stories in Motion for students with Autism,
And Adventures Aboard the SS GRIN, a social and emotional skills intervention for students in elementary school.
Our team is passionate about our mission to help millions of students, and we look forward to building deep relationships with teachers, counselors, and administrators across the country.   By improving social and emotional skills, not only will students be more successful in the classroom, they will be more successful in life.

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