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Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

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Giving children ample opportunities to develop sound investigative skills at an early age is essential to nurturing their ability to think critically and scientifically as they get older.
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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 Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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There is a difference in learning and sharing, we can share some things we are not able to learn. As slaves couldn't read words but they taught the ways of their lives required to be lived instead! As grandma would say having all the book sense with no good common sense don't amount to nothing. Knowing how go read a book about how to change a light bulb but having no good common sense on how to perform it makes you a person with plenty of book sense sitting on the dark at night because you don't have the good common sense on how to do what the book said. Grandma and them had a way about telling the truth as it was said if you don't want to know the truth Grandma and them style don't ask them! Learning comes in different ways not all work the same! Don't judge another because they learn differently but always remember 

what doesn't work for you just might work fine for another! 

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Kit de desenvolvimento pessoal para professores.
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What happened to calculus classes in high schools?

What happened to calculus classes in high schools? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
According to a new report from the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights, fewer than half of high schools in the U.S. offer calculus courses, 63 percent offer physics courses and 10-25 percent don't offer core math and science courses.

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Elon Musk Wants To Build The World’s First 21st Century Energy Empire

Elon Musk Wants To Build The World’s First 21st Century Energy Empire | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Tesla isn't just an electric car company anymore.

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The Ocean and Weather: El Niño and La Niña

The Ocean and Weather: El Niño and La Niña | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Students explore the weather phenomena El Niño and La Niña and their effects, map where they occur, and discuss the benefits of accurately predicting these phenomena.
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Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory - YouTube

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Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systemic Change to Support Students' Diverse Pathways

Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systemic Change to Support Students' Diverse Pathways | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Nearly 40 percent of the students entering 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions indicated their intention to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in 2012. But the barriers to students realizing their ambitions are reflected in the fact that about half of those with the intention to earn a STEM bachelor’s degree and more than two-thirds intending to earn a STEM associate’s degree fail to earn these degrees 4 to 6 years after their initial enrollment. Many of those who do obtain a degree take longer than the advertised length of the programs, thus raising the cost of their education. Are the STEM educational pathways any less efficient than for other fields of study? How might the losses be “stemmed” and greater efficiencies realized? These questions and others are at the heart of this study.

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Deeper Learning - connecting real world and STEM via Monica Martinez

Deeper Learning - connecting real world and STEM via Monica Martinez | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Best content around Dropout Assessment selected by the EdTech Update community.

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Discover. Create. Share

Discover. Create. Share | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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The New Smithsonian Learning Lab.. it is awesome!!
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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
By identifying thinking routines for students, teachers can help deepen metacognitive skills that are applicable to all areas of life.
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Using Data Visualizations to Empower Informal STEM Educators

Using Data Visualizations to Empower Informal STEM Educators | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Educators working in informal learning spaces must attend to learning goals without the structures provided by a formal learning institution. While the need for STEM learning opportunities i
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40 maps that explain food in America

40 maps that explain food in America | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That’s particularly true in the US, where food insecurity coexists with an obesity crisis, where fast food is everywhere and farmer’s markets are spreading, where foodies have never had more power and McDonald’s has never had more locations, and where the possibility of a barbecue-based civil war is always near. So here are 40 maps, charts, and graphs that show where our food comes from and how we eat it, with some drinking thrown in for good measure.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Al Gore Explore Climate Change, Life in a Naval Observatory and More

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Al Gore Explore Climate Change, Life in a Naval Observatory and More | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Al Gore talk about climate change activism, the “GoreSat” satellite, “spider goats” and paths to abundant clean energy.
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In elementary education, ‘doing science’ rather than just memorizing it

In elementary education, ‘doing science’ rather than just memorizing it | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The battle over Common Core education standards is playing out across the country, but a new set of requirements for teaching science is creeping into curricula without the same fanfare. Some states are voluntarily adopting the practices, which emphasize more consistent science instruction as well as hands-on experimentation. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week reports.

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Mapping Your State

Mapping Your State | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Students research political, physical, and cultural features of their own state or district and work collaboratively to create a state tourism map.
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Animal Adaptations in the Ocean

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Students review what animal adaptations are, identify marine animal adaptations in a photo gallery, and predict how types of adaptations vary with ocean habitats.
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Why Study Physics? - Dr Vanessa Moss, University of Sydney

Are you ready to explore the secrets of the universe? Exploring the universe is one of the most amazing things we can do and astrophysicist Dr Vanessa Mos

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Astrophysicist uses code - from 7:55 mins on
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New TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “How the food you eat affects your brain”

New TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “How the food you eat affects your brain” | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
I’m adding this new TED-Ed video and lesson to The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety:

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Space Internet Technology Debuts on the International Space Station

Space Internet Technology Debuts on the International Space Station | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In a major step toward creating a Solar System Internet, NASA debuts operational service of a Delay / Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) service on the International Space Station.
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Australia's Science Channel

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STEM Literacy through Infographics

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This video explores the STEM Learning through Infographics project (SLI), which utilizes a “citizen science journalism” approach to empower secondary school students to produce authentic new
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Geology IN: New research reveals secrets of former subglacial lakes in North America

Geology IN: New research reveals secrets of former subglacial lakes in North America | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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