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Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century

Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200!

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Al Picozzi's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:38 AM

Amazing to see many of the countries and empires that are no longer around.  Also with the dissoution of many of the empires it lead's to many of the issues that were are dealiing with today.  Splitting the Austro-Hugaraian Empire after WWI along ethnic lines didn't really work and helped to lead to WWII.  The Germans in the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia fro example.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sudetendeutsche_gebiete.svg

 for the area of German population.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 27, 5:01 PM

10 countries that have become nonexistent in the 20th century include Tibet, East Germany and Yugoslavia. These countries have died off because of ethic, religious and cultural falls that were quickly taken over by bigger and more powerful countries.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, October 23, 9:13 PM

Essentially this article boils down to the issues of religion, ethnicity and nationalism.  People who are diverse and have different ideas generally cannot all live together under one rule and agree on everything, hence nations split and new ones form to cater to their own beliefs and similarities.

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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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Visiting 1985 With the Ghost of Christmas Past

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This article is part of an occasional series that revisits moments in American history through the lens of old magazines.

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The history of candy canes

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How did the Christmas treat with the signature hook get its start? Charles Osgood reports.

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Lego: can this most analogue of toys really be a modern urban planning tool?

Lego: can this most analogue of toys really be a modern urban planning tool? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Lego wants to be taken serious by architects, urban planners, even MIT. Can these pricey kids’ toys teach us how to build better cities, or is it all just brand hype?

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Melinda Gates | Facebook

When women and girls are empowered it lifts up entire communities.

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Gravitational Pull

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"Revolution and rotation are the terms we use to describe the motions of the earth and moon. Revolution is the movement of the earth in an orbit around the sun.  The Earth completes one revolution around the sun every 365 days. The moon revolves around the Earth about once every month." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 14, 2:24 PM

Understanding the relationships between the Sun, Earth and moon are critical for for understanding the seasons, climate and other geographic factors.  This interactive simulates gravity unlike anything I've every seen on a computer screen. 


To exploring Earth-Sun interactions, playing around with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Sun Simulator is a fun way to make a little more sense of the various factors that control how the Sun appears in the sky.

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, December 23, 10:41 AM

Writing prompt: Specify a set of objects to put in motion, have them observe the interactions of the objects, then write to describe. For younger students, supply an observation organizer note sheet. For older students, the descriptions can be as technical as their math understanding will allow. 

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Climate Reality | Tell Us Your Favorite Social Media Story of 2014

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The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
These five resources are the best starting points for anyone learning to code.

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Waste - Why Poverty? (English version)

GLOBAL: Why can't we feed the world? For more on this and teaching resources linked to the film, go to www.whypoverty.net 1/3 of food heads for the trash. Th...

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This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

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Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?

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The Science Behind Baking Cookies, Illustrated In A Charming Animation - DesignTAXI.com

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The Science Behind Baking Cookies, Illustrated In A Charming Animation - DesignTAXI.com

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Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's

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The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2014 — Part Two

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2014 — Part Two | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Here’s one more in my series of annual end-of-year “Best” lists (you can see all 1,400 of the lists here)."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:  Ferlazzo shows his royal blood as an emperor of educational hotlists.


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It’s a Sad Day: Clip Art Is Dead

It’s a Sad Day: Clip Art Is Dead | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Winamp is dead. Google Reader is dead. But today’s loss is almost too much to bear. Microsoft announced that it is killing Clip Art. The wave of emotions (may Google Wave also rest in peace) is hard to control. Microsoft is swapping the Clip Art library for integration with Bing...
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Texas A&M Robotics Symposium Features All-Female Speaker Line-Up - Texas A&M University

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Texas A&M Robotics Symposium Features All-Female Speaker Line-Up
Texas A&M University
nao.jpg The '2015 Texas A&M Robotics Symposium' will be held in College Station on Wednesday and Thursday January 21-22, 2015.

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One man's passion for robotics brings free show to Huntsville - WAAY

One man's passion for robotics brings free show to Huntsville - WAAY | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - It's being called the "Maker Movement" and local robotic enthusiasts got a chance to bring out their new and vintage models.

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Here’s who got the biggest Gates Foundation education grants for 2014

Here’s who got the biggest Gates Foundation education grants for 2014 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Millions went to support the Common Core, charter schools and more.
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New Online Archive Shows Colonial New York Was Rowdy, Filthy, Smelly - National Geographic

New Online Archive Shows Colonial New York Was Rowdy, Filthy, Smelly - National Geographic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
New York City now has a trove of 17th-century documents online, including ordinances that depict New Amsterdam as a raucous, drunken, smelly center of commerce.

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Resources for Math Instruction

Updating lesson plans and assessments to align teaching to the Common Core State Standards can be overwhelming and time consuming!  To help you cut to the chase I've assembled a collection of some ...

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Esri GIS in School Instruction

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Explore who uses Esri GIS in schools around the world - and why!
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And why it should be a robust part of your schools IT program and geography outreach.

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Are 3D Printers Bad For Your Health?

Are 3D Printers Bad For Your Health? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Making quirky gifts, household items and even swimwear using 3D printing at home can be useful and fun -- but is the printing process hazardous to your health?

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Where in the World is your Food From? - Kid World Citizen

Where in the World is your Food From? - Kid World Citizen | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It seems that in our busy life of fast food and convenience, many people have become so disconnected from their food, they don’t know where their food actually comes from (or what it is made of!). This is the first … Continue reading →

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American Heart Association – Watch, Learn and Live: Interactive Cardiovascular Library

American Heart Association – Watch, Learn and Live: Interactive Cardiovascular Library | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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How One Woman's Discovery Shook the Foundations of Geology

How One Woman's Discovery Shook the Foundations of Geology | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Without ever setting sail, Marie Tharp mapped the ocean floor and made a discovery that shook the foundations of geology. So why did the giants of her field dismiss her findings as “girl talk"?

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, December 19, 9:27 AM

Marie Tharp v Experts...

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Marie's Ocean Discoveries ...  

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, December 21, 7:12 PM

Not EdTech but great story. Embarrased I had never heard of Marie Tharp until now.