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'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' (Sunday's Episode 7) --Preview & Background for "The Clean Room"

'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' (Sunday's Episode 7) --Preview & Background for "The Clean Room" | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In Episode Seven, The Clean Room, Neil deGrasse Tyson starts our journey traveling to the shallow seas that formed what we now know as the Grand Canyon a billion years ago in what then was the Precambrian Epoch to find...
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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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Five-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips

Five-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
How can you broaden your kids' horizons without actually going anywhere? These videos and resources for virtual field trips will inspire you to try a few engaging web-based explorations.
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Dr. Howard Pitler - Feedback - One Size Does Not Fit All

Dr. Howard Pitler - Feedback - One Size Does Not Fit All | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
One-size-fits-all is a very misleading claim. A one-size-fits-all robe will best fit someone of a certain size. People who are slightly taller, short ...
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Announcing the 2015 Digital Adoption Report! | NTEN

Announcing the 2015 Digital Adoption Report! | NTEN | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Did you know that more than 60 million Americans do not have Internet access in their homes?

That statistic is alarming, and is precisely what drove NTEN and Mobile Citizen to launch the first Digital Adoption Report, which provides benchmarks and qualitative data about online technology and digital inclusion efforts among nonprofits and the communities that they serve.

What we learned: Nearly 60% of respondents indicate that constituents need Internet access to participate in their services. Not surprisingly, all respondents identify the Internet as a critical business tool to get the work done!

> Download the 2015 Digital Adoption Report!

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9 new open science articles | Opensource.com

9 new open science articles | Opensource.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In this year's series, learn more about how science is evolving through open source.

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Summer Learning - 10 Documentaries About the Universe

Summer Learning -  10 Documentaries About the Universe | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Universe is fascinating. Billions of stars, millions of planets, and the vastness of space attract our attention and make us want to contribute to science. Documentaries about the Universe help to show the greatness of the galaxies and the awe-inspiring cosmos that scientists are still trying to explain. Some docs focus on incredible graphics and stunning visuals. Others focus…

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Infographic: 25 Ideas For Creating Infographics - DesignTAXI.com

Infographic: 25 Ideas For Creating Infographics - DesignTAXI.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Want to create an infographic but not sure what or how you should feature it?

Infographic services company Infobrandz has put together an...

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SciGirls | Pedal Power 02: Research and Brainstorm

SciGirls | Pedal Power 02: Research and Brainstorm | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The SciGirls find an existing bicycle-powered ice cream maker and take it for a spin to talk about the pros and cons of the design. They take the ideas and start brainstorming what their bike-powered ice cream maker might look like.
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Dr. Seuss’ new book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ out Tuesday

Dr. Seuss’ new book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ out Tuesday | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A book that was in a box for decades finally gets published.
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STEM Education Overview (Based on "STEM Lesson Essentials" book)

This video was made for our new teachers at Korea International School. They will be entering a new STEM program that integrates multiple disciplines through ...

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Textbooks to trades: STEM education vital to economy - The Desert Sun

Textbooks to trades: STEM education vital to economy - The Desert Sun | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
CVEP and local school districts work jointly to create a workforce skilled in STEM fields.

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Make your own Virtual Reality Headset!

Make your own Virtual Reality Headset! | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Hello People,Its HKPNSS back here with a new instructable which is going to really cool , easy , scientific(optional), and yeah of course its a DIY pr...


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Joe Walker, guest columnist: Some flags determined the outcome on Civil War ... - Waco Tribune-Herald

Joe Walker, guest columnist: Some flags determined the outcome on Civil War ... - Waco Tribune-Herald | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Much has been said this summer about the Confederate battle flag and not much about what a “battle flag” is or was.

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Chemistry Ph.D. Student Turned Her Thesis Into a Comic Book

Chemistry Ph.D. Student Turned Her Thesis Into a Comic Book | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A chemistry Ph.D. student wanted to make her thesis more accessible to her friends and family, so she turned it into a comic book.
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Crabbing the truth: McAuliffe, Hogan spar over blue crab origins

Crabbing the truth: McAuliffe, Hogan spar over blue crab origins | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
If it’s born in Virginia, McAuliffe says (and it is), why don’t we call it the Virginia crab?
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What do you know about the Chesapeake Bay and salinity as it affects crabs?

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There's A "Blue Moon" This Friday - But What Does That Mean?

There's A "Blue Moon" This Friday - But What Does That Mean? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This Friday, there will be a once in a blue moon occurrence. If you step outside, you might find yourself gazing out at a brimming, full moon. Disappointingly, it won't actually be blue; the term is a misnomer. In fact, a blue moon isn't any different to any other full moon. 
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Food Waste

Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat.

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Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, July 30, 10:07 PM

Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, July 31, 1:54 AM

Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

Beth Marinucci's curator insight, July 31, 2:53 PM

Food waste is a tragedy that we all know happens, but the economic system does not work efficiently to maximize the global food production (Disclaimer: it is HBO's John Oliver, so there is some language and references that might not be appropriate for all audiences). 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth

A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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11 maps that explain energy in America

If you've ever wondered where the electricity in your house comes from, here's a visual guide.
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The Great Barrier Reef

"Australia urged the UN's World Heritage Committee to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the 'in danger' list to protect their tourism industry. But that doesn't mean the ecological treasure is not in danger."

 

Tags: biogeography, environment, ecology, Australia, Oceania.


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Some of the most beautiful things in the world can be the most susceptible to sweeping environmental transformations.

Sue Byrnes's curator insight, July 31, 6:00 PM

Some of the most beautiful things in the world can be the most susceptible to sweeping environmental transformations.

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"100+ experiments in chemistry"

"100+ experiments in chemistry" | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Chemistry videos for education and just for fun

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 27, 11:07 AM

Student's will enjoy the Pharaoh's Serpent experiment.   

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 28, 1:10 AM

Oh my, my Science Teachers' Christmas just came early.

Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, July 28, 1:45 PM

Check these out, if you do not have the time or equipment to do these in class.

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Great Stem/Steam Ideas? ^ Teen Services Underground

Great Stem/Steam Ideas? ^ Teen Services Underground | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Question: Do you have any great ideas for STEM (or STEAM) programs. I am a new librarian and I was asked to incorporate STEM programs into our fall programming. The age level would probably be tweens (or perhaps 3rd grade and up). I would love any input you have, including websites, ideas, etc."

 

Jim Lerman's insight: A number of very clever suggestions by teachers and librarians.


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Urban Problems | Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering | InTechOpen

Urban Problems | Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering | InTechOpen | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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"Cities around the world run into a range of burdensome difficulties, from dwelling deficits to infrastructure problems to inefficient services to environmental pollution. The field of Urban Engineering attempts to address these complications with cost-effective and implementable strategies. This open access book outlines solutions related to urban automation, geographic information systems (GIS), monitoring and management of urban noise, floods, transportation, and many other topics. Each chapter of the book is available for individual download and covers a distinct topic. For instance, Chapter 3 focuses on "Experiences with the Ubranisation of Slums: Management and Intervention Models," while Chapter 10 looks at "Urban Flood Control, Simulation and Management - An Integrated Approach." For readers interested in understanding more about Urban Engineering, this freely accessible online book will provide a thorough introduction."


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The red and blue sections of this map each contain 5% of the world’s population

The red and blue sections of this map each contain 5% of the world’s population | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This mind-blowing map was created by self-confessed data-cruncher Max Galka , and shows two different areas that each house 5 percent of the world's population. One includes several of the major OECD countries, such as Australia, Ireland and...
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Beautiful Maps Show the World's Oceans in Motion

Beautiful Maps Show the World's Oceans in Motion | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
These maps from NASA show ocean currents around the world.
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