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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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Video: “Why Do Hurricanes Have Names?”

Video: “Why Do Hurricanes Have Names?” | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
I’m adding this new video from Newsweek to The Best Sites For Learning About Hurricanes:

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Weird bright blog of gas spotted in deep space baffles astronomers

Weird bright blog of gas spotted in deep space baffles astronomers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
ELANs are thought to be part of the fiber connecting galaxies in a vast cosmic web. Their remarkable shining light has previously been attributed to intense radiation from quasars. However this newly-discovered ELAN, named MAMMOTH-1 is the first not to be associated with a visible quasar. Scientists say it’s not clear what is causing the hydrogen gas to emit Lyman-alpha radiation.

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Live the Maddening Life of a Traffic Engineer With a $3 Game

Live the Maddening Life of a Traffic Engineer With a $3 Game | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Justin Smith's game will drive you crazy and make you appreciate hardworking highway builders.

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Download this mercilessly addictive game only if you have at least an hour to kill.

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The Science of Autumn - @rmbyrne Free Tech 4 Teachers

The Science of Autumn - @rmbyrne Free Tech 4 Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This Friday is the Autumnal Equinox in the northern hemisphere. The changing leaves, the cooler air, and the earlier sunsets are just part of science of autumn. Here are some resources for teaching and learning about the sights and sounds of autumn.

To help students understand why the leaves change colors in the fall, the Maine Forest Service has an animated video explaining why leaves change colors. The video is titled Maine's Autumn Magic and you can watch it here.

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How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior

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Researchers are piecing together the links between the gut microbiome and mental health.

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Disaster Response Program | Hurricanes

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NOAA Science On a Sphere

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Check out this new SOS dataset of all the earthquakes from 2001 through 2015 from the US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center! You can read about i
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In Washington, in the Sant Hall of Science is a Science on a Sphere  Good luck getting to sit near it. The kids LOVE it and just sit and gaze at it. Some Science on a Sphere info is on their data programs the link here.  https://sos.noaa.gov/sos-explorer/download-sos-explorer-lite/

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Powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes Mexico City, severely damaging buildings

Powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes Mexico City, severely damaging buildings | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City. An early calculation put the magnitude at 6.8
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Hurricanes have been enhanced by climate change

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Tropical cyclones are the most dangerous storms on this planet, and they're getting stronger.
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ArcGIS User Seminar – Telling Your Story with Story Maps

Story maps turn your maps into digital, interactive stories. Combine your maps with narrative text, photos, video, and audio with responsive web apps tha
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Physicists discover a tri-anion particle with colossal stability

Physicists discover a tri-anion particle with colossal stability | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have achieved a feat that is a first in the fields of physics and chemistry—one that could have wide-ranging applications.

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Cats that behave like liquids, tampons that play music, and other ‘advances’ honored with Ig Nobel Prizes

Cats that behave like liquids, tampons that play music, and other ‘advances’ honored with Ig Nobel Prizes | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The annual awards recognize the most unusual scientific achievements
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Robot Dentist Performs Human-Free Surgery Using 3D-Printed Teeth

Robot Dentist Performs Human-Free Surgery Using 3D-Printed Teeth | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A robot dentist in China has carried out the first successful autonomous implant surgery by fitting two new teeth into a woman’s mouth.

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Robots AND 3D printers...does it get any better than this?? ;)

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10 Lesser-Known Features in Google Maps via Andy Betts

10 Lesser-Known Features in Google Maps via Andy Betts | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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10 Lesser-Known Features in Google Maps for Android

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NASA-Produced Damage Maps May Aid Mexico Quake Response

NASA-Produced Damage Maps May Aid Mexico Quake Response | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

To assist in the disaster response efforts, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech, both in Pasadena, California, obtained and used before-and-after interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) satellite imagery of areas of Central Mexico, including Mexico City, affected by the quake, to identify areas of damage and produce what is known as a Damage Proxy Map. The imagery -- acquired before the quake on Sept. 8, and again on Sept. 20, 2017, just 6-1/2 hours after the earthquake -- is from the radar instrument on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A and Sentinel 1-B satellites operated by the European Space Agency. The map, which was provided to Mexican authorities on Sept. 20, may be viewed and downloaded in full resolution at:


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1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala

1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Archaeologists opened a royal Maya tomb in Guatemala and found a jade mask and bones covered in bright red paint.
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Jungles hold secrets well. There are more sites to explore and treasures to examine and learn about.
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Harvest like Our Ancestors: The Resistance is Fertile - Indian Country Media Network

Harvest like Our Ancestors: The Resistance is Fertile - Indian Country Media Network | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It’s time for the harvest. Traditionally, the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) are hunter gatherers. For generations, our children have gotten excited when the chokecherries turn black, because that meant they were ripe for picking.

Buffaloberries and wild plums are ready when the chokecherries are. Wild strawberries and raspberries were ready a month previous, along with wild onions; prairie turnips (timpsila) were picked two months before that. The berries and plums can be eaten fresh picked, and are made into jams and jellies. Wojapi is a delicious dessert made from honey or sugar and berries, usually chokecherries. Chokecherries mixed with kidney fat and dried meat are also used to make wasna, ceremonial food. My father, who is a wild game hunter, loves pemmican. We gather first. Hunting will come in another month’s time.

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Disaster Response Program | Wildfire

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National Geographic Seeks Top Geographers for New State Geography Steward Program

National Geographic Seeks Top Geographers for New State Geography Steward Program | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
For more than 30 years, the National Geographic Society has been dedicated to supporting educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. Now, National Geographic is re-affirming this commitment with the launch of the new National Geographic State Geography Steward Program.
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Earthquakes - 2001-2015 Dataset | Science On a Sphere

Earthquakes - 2001-2015 Dataset | Science On a Sphere | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Data on Earthquakes betwen 20)1 and 2015 NOAA
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A solar cell you can put in the wash

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Scientists from RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.

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Facial Recognition Rated Far More Ineffective Than Touch ID by Hackers | #CyberSecurity #Awareness

Facial Recognition Rated Far More Ineffective Than Touch ID by Hackers | #CyberSecurity #Awareness | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Facial recognition was rated as the worst tool for authentication by a fifth of respondents in a recent survey of the hacking community—six times more often than fingerprint authentication.

It’s an interesting insight given the new iPhone’s shift to face-recognition security. In fact, facial recognition (19%) was ranked the second-worst tool overall, according to the Bitglass Data Games: Security Blind Spots report, which surveyed 129 white hat and black hat hackers that attended Black Hat 2017. Password-protected documents (33%) were ranked as the least effective security tool.

Other problematic approaches in the hackers’ view were access controls in general (15.5%); mobile device management and network firewalls (11.6% each). Fingerprint authentication was seen as an ineffective tool by only 3.1%.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?&tag=Facial+Recognition

 


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Facial recognition was rated as the worst tool for authentication by a fifth of respondents in a recent survey of the hacking community—six times more often than fingerprint authentication.

It’s an interesting insight given the new iPhone’s shift to face-recognition security. In fact, facial recognition (19%) was ranked the second-worst tool overall, according to the Bitglass Data Games: Security Blind Spots report, which surveyed 129 white hat and black hat hackers that attended Black Hat 2017. Password-protected documents (33%) were ranked as the least effective security tool.

Other problematic approaches in the hackers’ view were access controls in general (15.5%); mobile device management and network firewalls (11.6% each). Fingerprint authentication was seen as an ineffective tool by only 3.1%.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?&tag=Facial+Recognition

 

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Build a Simple Circuit From a Pizza Box (No Soldering) | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #Electronics

Build a Simple Circuit From a Pizza Box (No Soldering) | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #Electronics | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
With this project you can change the path of the electric current to run through different sensors.  With this design you can switch between lighting a Blue LED or activating a Buzzer.  You also have the choice of using a Light Dependent Resistor with the LED or Buzzer.  You can be creative and design your own circuit and add different sensors (other LEDs...).  

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=makerspace

 


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Great as a recycling project tie-in to reuse shipping boxes. Although, I think soldering is fun, this project is a great work-around for younger learners, lack of equipment, portability of Making.
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Putting It All Together - The Aspen Institute

Putting It All Together - The Aspen Institute | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"The first case study from the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) shows how schools and educators enhance learning when they teach a curriculum that simultaneously builds students’ social, emotional, and academic understanding.

 

"Putting It All Together discusses how an integrative approach is different from developing social emotional skills through stand-alone programs, details the benefits of such an approach, acknowledges the challenges to doing this work well, and provides supports and strategies for overcoming those challenges.

"The case study vividly paints a picture of what this looks like by sharing on-the-ground examples from across the country. At Capital City Public Charter School in D.C., students learn collaboration, critical feedback, and leadership skills in its lessons across subject areas, developing key social skills that are essential for academic learning as well as for later professional life. San Francisco Unified School District’s “growth mindset” math program builds students’ confidence, persistence, and ability to take academic risks by teaching that mistakes are an essential part of learning.

"Other examples include:

-The Facing History and Ourselves curriculum engages students in examining racism, prejudice, and intolerance to try to develop a more humane and informed citizenry.
-The New Tech Network of schools uses project-based learning to make learning authentic and encourage students to collaborate.
-The Center for the Collaborative Classroom’s curriculum helps to support the academic, ethical, and social development of children."


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Wunderground founder: Want better hurricane forecasts? Invest in the research.

Wunderground founder: Want better hurricane forecasts? Invest in the research. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In 2007, Florida senators introduced legislation that would have substantially increased hurricane research funding. It wasn't passed.
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