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Imagine your robot today. Design one tomorrow.

With an open source robot design for 3-D printers, discover how Intel's 21st Century Robot program hopes to increase the growth rate, diversity, and utility of robots by allowing anyone to create and program their own robot.


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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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Future Food: Menu of 2030

Future Food: Menu of 2030 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
As we struggle to feed our growing population, here is how the champions of technology are going to shape our food.
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A Sense of Duty to Teach Climate Change

A Sense of Duty to Teach Climate Change | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The New York Times asked teachers how they are approaching the subject of climate change in their classrooms.
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Want to get rid of space trash? This gecko-inspired robot may do the trick

Want to get rid of space trash? This gecko-inspired robot may do the trick | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Geckos, some of nature’s most skilled climbers, may hold the key to cleaning up the enormous amount of debris clogging up the space around Earth. Scientists at NASA and Stanford have develope
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Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional #universe in #brain networks #neurology #biology #science

Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional #universe in #brain networks #neurology #biology #science | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Using a sophisticated type of mathematics in a way that it has never been used before in neuroscience, a team from the Blue Brain Project has uncovered a universe of multi-dimensional geometrical structures and spaces within the networks of the brain. This research, published in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, has significant implications for our understanding of the brain.

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Resources for STEAM - Edutopia

Resources for STEAM - Edutopia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Discover information, examples, and tools related to incorporating aspects of the arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based school activities.


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ChemCaper - World's No.1 Chemistry Adventure Game

ChemCaper - World's No.1 Chemistry Adventure Game | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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‘Jaw-dropping’: Rare total solar eclipse will ‘bring people to tears’

‘Jaw-dropping’: Rare total solar eclipse will ‘bring people to tears’ | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The US is set to experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in almost a century on August 21 – giving millions of Americans the chance to observe the rare celestial event.
NASA revealed details and viewing advice for the upcoming eclipse, which will see the moon pass between the sun and Earth, casting a dark shadow and making visible the solar corona – the sun’s normally obscured atmosphere, as well as bright stars and planets.

A total of 14 states from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east will experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day over a span of almost two hours.

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What is 4-D printing? The new frontier of 3-D printing could revolutionize space exploration

What is 4-D printing? The new frontier of 3-D printing could revolutionize space exploration | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
You've heard of 3-D printing, but do you know about "4-D printing?"

The new technology could lead to innovations in several fields of science, adding new tools to medical and space exploration industries alike. It's a process that requires the perfect storm of light, collapsible materials and tension between parts to cause an entire object to bloom like a flower. The object will rise, expand and take its own shape over time. That's what makes it 4-D.

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Humpback whales swim under San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge (VIDEO) - RT

Humpback whales swim under San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge (VIDEO) - RT | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Humpback whales are seen from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.


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Bizarre asexual, glow-in-the-dark sea creatures invade Pacific (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Bizarre asexual, glow-in-the-dark sea creatures invade Pacific (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A party of pyrosomes invading the Pacific is causing great concern that the non-native creature could damage the area's food chain. Millions of the translucent, cucumber-shaped species have been spotted much further north than their usual haunts.

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Make Your Own Map

Maps Mania is a blog dedicated to tracking the very best digital interactive maps on the internet and the tools used to create them.

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Bringing the field to the farmers: how video is transforming agriculture

Bringing the field to the farmers: how video is transforming agriculture | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Farm yields are low not because improved practices do not exist, but because farmers are unaware of them

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Breaking Discovery: Water Has Two Liquid Phases

Breaking Discovery: Water Has Two Liquid Phases | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Researchers from Stockholm University have confirmed the existence of water's two liquid forms, one with a low density while the other has a high density. Their insight could help develop better purification and desalination processes.
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Geology IN: Scientists Discover How Bacteria Changes Ions Into Gold

Geology IN: Scientists Discover How Bacteria Changes Ions Into Gold | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Special 'nugget-producing' bacteria may hold the key to more efficient processing of gold ore, mine tailings and recycled electronics
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Beach bummers

Beach bummers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
From tiny and gross to huge and terrifying, all sorts of living things can wreck your day in the sun. Here are some things to watch for and ways to protect yourself.
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Scientists create better tools to study the processes of life

Scientists create better tools to study the processes of life | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a new biological tool for examining molecules - the building blocks of life - which they say could provide new insights and other benefits such as reducing the numbers of animals used in experiments.

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A Good App and A Good Site for Learning About Endangered Animals via @rmbyrne

A Good App and A Good Site for Learning About Endangered Animals via @rmbyrne | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
WWF Together  is a beautiful iPad app and Android app that features interactive stories about endangered animals around the world. Eac

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Find Your Path through the NGSS

Find Your Path through the NGSS | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Find your path through the new Next Generation Science Standards using the Concord Consortium's interactive pathfinder.
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Museum of the Future: Portable and Personal

Museum of the Future: Portable and Personal | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Dayanita Singh has spent the past decade creating customizable photo books that are a portable exhibit and catalog in one.

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Teaching and Assessment with Math Processes

Teaching and Assessment with Math Processes | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Teaching and assessment in math go hand in hand. What ties them together are the mathematical processes. Our job as teachers is to help students build mathematical knowledge and skills of the curriculum through the 7 mathematical processes. They  include:

* problem solving
* reasoning and proving
* reflecting
* selecting tools and computational strategies
* connecting
* representing
* communicating"


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Building a Bridge Between Engineering and the Humanities

Building a Bridge Between Engineering and the Humanities | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Boosting enrollments in STEM is not enough. An educational system that merges humanities and sciences, creating whole-brain engineers and scientifically inspired humanists, fosters more than just innovation. It yields more-flexible individuals who adapt to unanticipated changes as the world evolves unpredictably.

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"Boosting enrollments in STEM is not enough. An educational system that merges humanities and sciences, creating whole-brain engineers and scientifically inspired humanists, fosters more than just innovation. It yields more-flexible individuals who adapt to unanticipated changes as the world evolves unpredictably." (ByJulio M. Ottino and Gary Saul Morson).

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Rare extreme helium star identified by astronomers

Rare extreme helium star identified by astronomers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Astronomers have identified another rare example of an extreme helium star. The star, designated GALEX J184559.8−413827 (or J1845−4138 for short), was initially classified as a faint helium-rich "hot subdwarf," but new spectroscopic observations reveal that this star is more hydrogen-deficient than previously thought. The finding is available in a paper published June 11 on arXiv.org.

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Say goodbye to itchy bug bites with this electric pen

Say goodbye to itchy bug bites with this electric pen | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
You'll be invincible against bug bites with this itch-stopping pen

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