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Geographically Yours

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"If an urban population demands the freshest vegetables, they should be produced within a 24-hour field-to-table delivery zone.  What, therefore, should be the highest and best use of agricultural land between Taiwan's two largest cities, Taipei and Kaoshiung, only 200 miles apart?  The Lord of the Rings, a.k.a., Johan Heinrich Von Thünen, has the answer."  [2011]


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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:13 AM

This image communicates the importance of agriculture and marketplace relativity. in an area where transportation is minimal and people happen to be more more poorer then need to supply needed resources in a timely manner is very important. Farmers and resource providers need to be close enough geographically. This image shows an outside clothing and food market were people get to shop around and choose in a convientent ways there most needed items. The umbrella suggests rain as the child and other shoppers are being covered. This outdoor market doesnt necessarily suggest poverty but a wide range of population given a convenient location to buy goods quikcly and efficiently. The market may be located in a urban downtown area or also a village central area. Regardless the location, and goods provided shows the valuable commodities need to be provided in a manner, freshest possible for delivery.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 13, 2013 8:40 AM

It is said that locally grown food can have more nutritional value than organic if the latter comes from thousands of miles away. If you had to choose, which would you rather have, locally grown or organic? 

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Summery: This article shares the importance and relevance of the Von Thunen model, even in modern agriculture. It also touches on urban population demands and how it effects the size of the Von Thunen model, bring the last level much closer to the city center. 

 

Insight: I think that with urban demands of fresh foods, it is absolutely correct to have to shift the Von Thunen model. Of course, in its time the model was correct, but with the growing agribusiness, it's no longer 100% accurate. 

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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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Will the Periodic Table Ever Be Complete?

Recently, humanity filled the periodic table up to atomic number 118, which nicely rounds out that row. But are we done yet? Have we discovered all of th
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This new weather satellite is a game changer — if it can survive the journey to launch

This new weather satellite is a game changer — if it can survive the journey to launch | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
NOAA's next-generation weather satellite will monitor storms with higher resolution than any other U.S. satellite of its kind.
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Computers Are For Girls, Too

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Only 18 percent of computer science graduates are women. Melinda Gates highlights four students who are defying the odds.

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Mining Asteroids for Space Treasure!

In the quest to build colonies in space, one major hurdle to overcome getting materials for construction to the places they'll be needed. One of the mos
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Afterschool Game Jams!

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Game jams are like a game about making a game. Participants meet in out-of-school spaces to create a game in either one day or over a weekend
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Bill Nye discusses our nation's parks and why Earth is the best place to live

Bill Nye discusses our nation's parks and why Earth is the best place to live | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Bill Nye may be constantly studying the other planets in our Solar System as the CEO of the Planetary Society, but yesterday, the Science Guy was marveling at what our planet Earth has to offer. Nye stopped by Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, which was created by Woodrow Wilson on August 25th, 1916.
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The 8 Elements of STEM Schools

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This video will showcase interactive findings from STEM schools across the country. The video will describe the 8 Elements of STEM schools and explore ways that inclusive STEM high schools ar
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Using Story Maps to help your presentation live on | GeoNet

Using Story Maps to help your presentation live on | GeoNet | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A lightning talk on maps for outreach  I recently gave a lightning talk titled Mapping Your Way to Better Engagement at the 2016 joint
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Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments

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Download a PDF of "Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments" by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for free. Description: Chemistry plays a critical role in daily life, impacting areas such as medicine and health, consumer products, energy production, the ecosystem, and many other areas. Communicating about chemistry in informal environments has the potential to raise public interest and understanding of chemistry around the world. However, the chemistry community lacks a cohesive, evidence-based guide for designing effective communication activities. This report is organized into two sections. Part A: The Evidence Base for Enhanced Communication summarizes evidence from communications, informal learning, and chemistry education on effective practices to communicate with and engage publics outside of the classroom; presents a framework for the design of chemistry communication activities; and identifies key areas for future research. Part B: Communicating Chemistry: A Framework for Sharing Science is a practical guide intended for any chemists to use in the design, implementation, and evaluation of their public communication efforts.
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Bangladesh's Hazardous Geography

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Bangladesh is exposed to threat of hazards resulting from a number of natural disasters and remains classified as one the most vulnerable countries. Majority of the country is affected by cyclone, drought and floods.

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Bangladesh is regularly hit with different types of natural disasters. The impact of these natural disasters costs the country millions making it dependent on foreign aid.  Disaster clean-up and relief aid after major floods, droughts, and hurricanes.  

 

Tagsdisasters, environmentBangladeshSouth Asia, development.

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Bring ideas to life with free online Arduino simulator and PCB apps | Autodesk Circuits

Bring ideas to life with free online Arduino simulator and PCB apps | Autodesk Circuits | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Why Don't Lightsabers Burn Your Hands Off? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

We’ve covered many aspects of lightsabers but by popular demand, we are doing another. With how powerful lightsabers are, why don’t they burn their holder’
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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

"President Barack Obama designated tens of thousands of acres of Maine forest as a national monument on Wednesday, one day before the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  The area, known as the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, spans 87,500 acres of the state’s stunning northern woods. The area is named for Mount Katahdin, which is Maine’s highest mountain and is located within the adjacent Baxter State Park."

 

Tags: conservation, physical, biogeography, environment.


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Google will take you on a 360-degree tour of the Kenai Fjords, Bryce Canyon, and other National Parks

Google will take you on a 360-degree tour of the Kenai Fjords, Bryce Canyon, and other National Parks | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Google is celebrating the National Parks Service’s 100th anniversary with a new 360-degree "interactive documentary."The company sent film crews out to various National Parks to capture th
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Intensive summer coding camp introduces girls to tech industry, with help from women who’ve made it

Intensive summer coding camp introduces girls to tech industry, with help from women who’ve made it | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Few programs for girls in STEM are as intensive, comprehensive and affordable as the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program.
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Making for Change

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Making for Change (M4C) involves the development and study an innovative informal engineering learning model to engage middle school youth from underrepresented backgrounds in engineering fo
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Enjoy the Flight and Learn Math and Science

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Flight simulation is used as an active-learning environment to teach and learn mathematics and science concepts for 9-12 grade students. The approach is PC-based and uses off-the-shelf hardwar
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Engineering is Elementary

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This video provides an introduction to the Engineering is Elementary project and the measurable impacts of the EiE curriculum in K-5 classrooms.
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Marvel Encourages Young Scientists With A Series Of STEM-Themed Covers

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The werid science-filled world of Marvel Comics is looking to make some real-life scientists.
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The Heart: The Engine of Life | The Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Heart: The Engine of Life | The Franklin Institute Science Museum | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Learn more about our resources on the human heart, which have been curated by our very own in-house staff of scientists at The Franklin Institute.
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Girls in STEM | The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute maintains the release of Cascading Influences: Long-Term Impacts of Informal STEM Experiences for Girls.
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