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Suitcase for Survival Program

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Website of the US Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center
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This is an excellent program that teaches about illegal world wildlife trade.

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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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Using varied modalities for reflection and processing is an excellent practice.
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Geology IN: Supervolcanoes: A Key to America's Electric Future?

Geology IN: Supervolcanoes: A Key to America's Electric Future? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Mica greisen with anomalous lithium content Stanford researchers show that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoe
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Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate

Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Automating teaching is an example of a task that would require artificial general intelligence (as opposed to narrow or specific intelligence). In other words, this is the kind of task that would require an AI that understands natural human language, can be empathetic towards emotions, plan, strategize and make impactful decisions under unpredictable circumstances.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 17, 3:46 AM

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The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Sand is becoming so scarce that stealing it has become an attractive business model. With residential towers rising ever higher and development continuing apace in Asia and Africa, demand for the finite resource is insatiable.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, July 26, 8:03 AM
The Sand Thieves
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Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows

Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A scientific debate is intensifying over whether too much money and too many lives are lost fighting forest fires.
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Q&A: Have any last-minute eclipse questions for a NASA expert?

Q&A: Have any last-minute eclipse questions for a NASA expert? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Join Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach as he answers questions live with NASA solar physicist Ryan Milligan.
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Google Now Understands 30 More Languages

Google Now Understands 30 More Languages | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Google has added support for 30 more languages to its voice recognition software. This means another 1 billion people can now talk rather than type when they interact with Google.

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SpaceX Launches Its 12th Resupply Mission to the ISS

SpaceX Launches Its 12th Resupply Mission to the ISS | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
On board: more than 6,400 pounds of supplies.
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Check123 - Video Encyclopedia

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Check123 is the web's first Video Encyclopedia. Come and learn about arts, history, science, space, animals and more in 1, 2, or 3 minute Videos!!

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belle initiative !
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Interesting collection. Seems more geared at K-13 than higher ed, though. 
 
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home - Lowe's Toolbox For Education

home - Lowe's Toolbox For Education | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Lowe's will donate up to $5 million to K-12 public/charter schools and to parent teacher groups - at as many as 1,000 different public schools per school year. Click here to see if you are eligible! Raise up to $5,000 for your school in minutes It's that easy when you take advantage of Lowe's...
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The US Won't Pay For the World's Best Climate Science

The US Won't Pay For the World's Best Climate Science | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Historically, the biggest chunk of money for the IPCC climate report has come from the US. Or rather, it used to.
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2017 Solar Eclipse Offical NASA Events

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Where to get Solar Eclipse Glasses for free from NAA
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New Tech Is Giving Humanity Many Potential Paths to Immortality

New Tech Is Giving Humanity Many Potential Paths to Immortality | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Both Kurzweil and the 2045 program have predicted the state of machine-human singularity being achieved by 2045, but what are the methods of achieving such an end and what are the consequences of doing so?

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, August 17, 6:50 PM

It's no longer if we could, but rather if we should.

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Researchers discover fundamental pathology behind ALS

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A team led by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Mayo Clinic has identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in a related genetic disorder, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), found in some ALS patients. ALS is popularly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Two NASA Jets Will Chase the Moon’s Shadow During the Total Eclipse Across Three States (Video)

Two NASA Jets Will Chase the Moon’s Shadow During the Total Eclipse Across Three States (Video) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In the days leading up to Monday, thousands of eclipse chasers are expected to flock to a 70-mile-wide swath of land stretching from Oregon to South C
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"Hidden Figures" Inspired A U.S. State Department Program For Women In STEM

"Hidden Figures" Inspired A U.S. State Department Program For Women In STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Women in STEM, unite!
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Why a total solar eclipse is a life-changing event, according to 8 eclipse chasers

Why a total solar eclipse is a life-changing event, according to 8 eclipse chasers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
"You never forget your first kiss … you always remember your first time in the shadow," says one eclipse chaser.
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Bricklayer engages students in learning math

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Interdisciplinary team earns NSF grant for algebra alternative.
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Analysis | The space quiz: Test your knowledge about the eclipse, our solar system and beyond

Analysis | The space quiz: Test your knowledge about the eclipse, our solar system and beyond | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The first words spoken on the moon? Will the sun turn into a black hole and swallow earth? Etc.
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To the Moon(hack) and back

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A global coding event aims to set a world record.

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Dark, Cameras, Action: Scientists and Amateurs Prepare for Solar Eclipse

Dark, Cameras, Action: Scientists and Amateurs Prepare for Solar Eclipse | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Astronomers say the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will be an experiment in solar physics conducted on a national scale, as citizen scientists join researchers in scrutinizing the star.
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How Do Physical Math Manipulatives Compare to Their Digital Counterparts?

How Do Physical Math Manipulatives Compare to Their Digital Counterparts? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
These digital manipulatives in ST Math enable deeper understanding of mathematical concepts using technology.
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High school chemistry lessons coming to Rock Creek Park

High school chemistry lessons coming to Rock Creek Park | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Montgomery schools launch new environmental program to develop “citizen scientists.”
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Starting this fall, students at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring will become “citizen scientists,” monitoring water quality in the Rock Creek watershed — an area that spans 60 square miles of the county. Students will collect and analyze water samples from the park and their local community. “Instead of teaching about the watershed within the classroom with pen and paper, students can actually go outside right in their schoolyard and study creeks and streams firsthand,” said Diane Lill, director of education at the Audubon Naturalist Society, based in Chevy Chase, which will help facilitate the program. Bethesda-based Veverka Family Foundation is giving $1 million to the National Park Foundation to fund various science education programs. The new one in Rock Creek Park will receive $100,000 of that funding. Under the training of chemistry teachers, local environmental experts and park rangers, Montgomery students will create a database of water-quality measurements. Students will then analyze their findings to identify areas in need of attention. The absence of certain organisms, for example, could indicate pollution, Lill said. Montgomery officials say they will expand the three-week program to Northwood and Albert Einstein high schools in 2018-2019 and to Wheaton and Montgomery Blair high schools the following year. Their goal is to eventually integrate the curriculum into chemistry classrooms countywide.

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Nanooze_15_environment_pages-19214xu.pdf

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What is a “Nanooze” (we say it….nah–news)? Nanooze is not a thing, Nanooze is a place. A place to hear about the latest exciting stuff in science and technology, particularly things related to Nanotechnology, the science of really small things !. This issue is about the Environment. Enjoy!
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