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For Seniors: How to Write Excel Formulas - For Dummies

For Seniors: How to Write Excel Formulas - For Dummies | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A formula is a math calculation, like 2 + 2 or 3(4 + 1). In Microsoft Excel, formulas are different from regular text in two ways: They begin with an equal sign, like

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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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The Great Training Robbery, Part 5 of 13

The Great Training Robbery, Part 5 of 13 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
What can you do to prevent your training materials being used to run a
course -- without your permission or involvement, much less any
compensation? This 13 part series suggests a few ideas.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Wants You to Explore Deep Space—In a Video Game

Neil deGrasse Tyson Wants You to Explore Deep Space—In a Video Game | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Tyson is helping to develop a video game all about interstellar exploration—and physics.
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Scientists set sail to unlock secrets of 'lost continent' Zealandia

Scientists set sail to unlock secrets of 'lost continent' Zealandia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Scientists are attempting to unlock the secrets of the "lost continent" of Zealandia, setting sail Friday to investigate the huge underwater landmass east of Australia that has never been properly studied.
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Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
As an ever-growing array of virtual reality tools hits schools, educators wonder if the technology lives up to its hype.
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Global Math Task Twitter Challenge - what is it and how you can participate by Heidi Samuelson

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Mapped: the United States and Canada at the same latitudes as Europe

Mapped: the United States and Canada at the same latitudes as Europe | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
When looking at a regular map of the world, it may be difficult to images what city is on the same latitude as yours. We've solved that problem.
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Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How? | Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.
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Happy 100th Anniversary, Langley on This Week @NASA – July 21, 2017

Our Langley Research Center officially celebrated its 100th anniversary on July 17. Groundbreaking took place on that date in 1917, for what is now known a
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Researchers Engineer Bionic Spinach Plants to Detect Bombs

Researchers Engineer Bionic Spinach Plants to Detect Bombs | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
MIT engineers have used nanotechnology to create nanobionic plants that can sense anything from nerve gas to chemicals used in explosives in ground water.
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Looking for leaders in physics education? Try New Jersey.

Looking for leaders in physics education? Try New Jersey. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Schools in the Garden State are changing the order of science classes in high school and recruiting more teachers. As a result, more diverse students are getting access to physics – and liking it.
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A Russian Soyuz rocket provided a ride share to space for more than 70 satellites this morning

A Russian Soyuz rocket provided a ride share to space for more than 70 satellites this morning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A Russian Soyuz rocket launched a whopping 73 satellites into space this morning, sending the spacecraft into three different orbits around Earth. The satellites — ranging from tiny probes th
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Stargazers on standby: Solar flare set to strike Earth (VIDEOS)

Stargazers on standby: Solar flare set to strike Earth (VIDEOS) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

A solar flare has sent a blast of magnetic particles hurtling toward Earth – but don’t worry, we’re not set for a mass extinction event, rather a dazzling light show above the US and Canada.
Solar flares, which are mostly harmless ejections of energy from the surface of the sun, send clouds of particles made up of electrons and ions into our atmosphere. They usually reach our planet within a day or two, treating earthlings to majestic ‘auroras’, fluorescent light shows caused by collisions between sun particles and nitrogen and oxygen.


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Society of Aviation & Flight Educators Accepting Applications for K-12 Classroom Teacher Grants

Society of Aviation & Flight Educators Accepting Applications for K-12 Classroom Teacher Grants | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A daily news, jobs, rfp service of the Foundation Center. Philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.
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How an open source board game is saving the planet

How an open source board game is saving the planet | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Students learn how to solve environmental problems while having a good time and contributing to the maker community.

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A Remote Paradise Island Is Now a Plastic Junkyard

A Remote Paradise Island Is Now a Plastic Junkyard | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Henderson Island is isolated and uninhabited—but its beaches are still covered in garbage.  

 

Henderson Island (article or podcast) is about the most remote place you can visit without leaving the planet. It sits squarely in the middle of the South Pacific, 3,500 miles from New Zealand in one direction and another 3,500 miles from South America in the other.  Henderson should be pristine. It is uninhabited. Tourists don’t go there. There’s no one around to drop any litter. The whole place was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1988. The nearest settlement is 71 miles away, and has just 40 people on it. And yet, seafaring plastic has turned it into yet another of humanity’s scrapheaps.

 

Tags: pollution, Oceania, water, environment, sustainability, consumption.


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No, NASA Didn't Invent Tang

There's more on this story -- and links to Vintage Tang ads! -- on the companion blog over at Discover
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The ecological disaster that is Trump’s border wall: a visual guide

The ecological disaster that is Trump’s border wall: a visual guide | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The wall could cut off a Texas wildlife refuge and the habitat of big, beautiful cats.
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A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change'

A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments

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Facts about whales

Whales are marine mammals, members of the cetacea order which also includes dolphins and porpoises. Some whales have teeth while others have baleen, there are over 40 different species.
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32 breathtaking drone photos that show the majesty of our world

32 breathtaking drone photos that show the majesty of our world | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Most drones comes equipped with high-end cameras, which are quickly changing photography as we know it. Here are 32 of the best drone photos.

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NPC 17: Who's Teaching The STEM Teachers About Robotics?

NPC 17: Who's Teaching The STEM Teachers About Robotics? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
National Principal's Conference: Robots.education Is Teaching The Teachers About Robotics and STEMSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and it's fraternal twin STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts, Math) are fairly knew initiatives in schools across the country. Schools are t
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Space Photos of the Week: A Giant Molecular Cloud and All Its Star Babies

Space Photos of the Week: A Giant Molecular Cloud and All Its Star Babies | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
An enormous barred spiral galaxy, a close-up of Jupiter's great red spot, and more this week in space.
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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: A Lovely Children’s Book About the World’s First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: A Lovely Children’s Book About the World’s First Computer Programmer | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

How a little girl with dreams of flying changed the world in footnotes.


One of the most interesting and timeless aspects of Lovelace’s story is that her foray into programming bore the mark of what Albert Einstein called “combinatory play,” which he considered the key characteristic of how his mind worked and which bespeaks the combinatorial nature of all creativity — the ability to connect the seemingly unconnected by cross-pollinating questions and insights across disparate domains to create something entirely novel.


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12 Excellent Physics Apps for High School Students

12 Excellent Physics Apps for High School Students | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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