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Stem Vs Steam- Girl | Online Art Education Degree

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Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (#STEAM) education is clearly the way to go! http://t.co/4TODc9p3im
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Science, technology, engineering and math in K-12
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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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DARPA to Use Electrical Stimulation to Enhance Military Training

DARPA to Use Electrical Stimulation to Enhance Military Training | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It takes years to learn some of the most important national security skills, such as speaking foreign languages, analyzing surveillance images, and marksmanship. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) wants to speed up that training process using electrical stimulation to enhance the brain’s ability to learn. The Defense Department’s research arm, DARPA, today announced it had awarded multi-million-dollar contracts to eight university groups that will study and develop such technologies. 

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Opinion | Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers

Opinion | Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A group known for attacking climate science has set its sights on America’s public schools.
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Peaks and Valleys

Peaks and Valleys | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A 3D tour of the highest and lowest places on earth.
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As we move across Earth's surface, its features often seem vividly vertical. Crags, cliffs, chasms, escarpments, gorges, trenches – tectonic forces have conspired with erosion to smash continents together, to erect vast mountain ranges, to carve deep canyons, to pry open abyssal ocean trenches. A distance of 12.3 vertical miles separates Earth's highest point – Mount Everest – and its lowest – the Pacific Ocean's Challenger Deep. But from a planetary perspective, these ups and downs are puny: if Earth were small enough to hold in our hand, it would be smoother than a billiard ball.
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An Aurora Named Steve

An Aurora Named Steve | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
SCIENCE Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the Northern Lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve. (European Space Agency) Use our resource to meet Steve, fox fire, and other oddities of the aurora. Teachers,…
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Should the U.S. Government Restrict Fertilizer Use to Improve Water Quality?

Should the U.S. Government Restrict Fertilizer Use to Improve Water Quality? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Artificial fertilizers benefit farmers with the ability to grow crops on the same land year after year, but they can also contaminate freshwater and damage an
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10 Exciting Engineering Toys for Girls - Avatar Generation

10 Exciting Engineering Toys for Girls - Avatar Generation | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
On average, boys have more engineering driven toys than girls. That has been drastically changed with engineering toys for girls popping up all over. These various kits and play sets encourage girls to use their imaginations and open up to the possibilities of building and interacting with toys more. No matter what young girls are into, there is a STEM based kit that will cater to their tastes. These kits allow you to build your own doll house, make a working theme park or create fashion and accessories that incorporate technology. With these engineering toys for girls, not only will they enjoy hours of fun, but they will also be learning about moving parts, building and interjecting technology into basic designs. With simple designs to start with, as they grow the sky is the limit to how they can apply these skills into their life.

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Aunque diseñados bajo el estereotipo, con el que no estoy de acuerdo, de que las niñas juegan con muñecas y los niños con robots, estos juegos pretenden adicionalmente acercar a las niñas al mundo de la tecnología.

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How To Make a Powered Car | Electric Car | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #LEARNingByDoing #Creativity #PracTICE

Learn How to make a Powered Car. Make this easy powered car out of household items, DC motor and Paperboard Electric Car DIY. Template

 

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Learn How to make a Powered Car. Make this easy powered car out of household items, DC motor and Paperboard Electric Car DIY. Template

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Ideas+for+makerspaces

 

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Field Day Lab - The Yard

Field Day Lab - The Yard | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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ABOUT THE YARD Most adults would just call the Yard an unsafe junk yard that children should absolutely stay away from. Of course that makes the crew even more curious to explore it. Take a look around the Yard. You'll find the section of scrap metal that lived another life as a bike or a jeep or maybe even parts of a space ship. Hop over the creek (or wade through it, if you're extra adventurous) and watch how water currents change. Visit the prairie and run your hands through the long grass that has grown up around old crates, statues, and rollerskates. Explore castles created from crates, towers of wood pallets, and half-buried shipping containers with skylights punched through the roofs. Even more mysterious is the Wasteland… no one really knows what is out there… yet. (Did you see that carousel horse peeking up out of the water? That old toboggan teetering at the edge of the crater? You can spy it from the treehouse in the woods, the one with the working telescope right next to the zip line, just beyond the trampoline.) Mr. Hart keeps the Yard running, sorting, fixing, and repurposing the garbage other adults don't want any more. He also spends a lot of time trying to figure out how the kids keep getting into the Yard and then patching holes in the fences, filling in holes in the ground, and scratching his head with amazement that the kids keep finding ways to get in. ABOUT FIELD DAY Field Day teamed up with Wisconsin teachers to conceive, design and test the games. We will research not only the impact of the individual games on learning but also the way teachers are brought into the process as co-designers. We update and weed out games based on how well they perform with an audience of learners. We give additional time to the games that show high levels of potential impact and we let sub-par concepts die off. We are so proud to have been funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Virtual Schools. We're grateful for the constant support of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Want help using these games in your class? We are partnering with WI Virtual Schools and several teachers to create teacher guides and resources to help you integrate these games into your class.
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iPad Science Apps for Elementary Teachers curated by Educators' Technology

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Geology IN: Gemstone Guide: Classification of Gemstones

Geology IN: Gemstone Guide: Classification of Gemstones | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Gemstone Guide: Classification of Gemstones A gemstone is a mineral or rock, which can be used in jewelry after cutting or facetin
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The Field Beckons: A Photo Poem. Click on first image to start. - Joseph Kerski, Ph.D. - Geographer

The Field Beckons: A Photo Poem. Click on first image to start. - Joseph Kerski, Ph.D. - Geographer | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
 All photographs by Joseph Kerski.  Get out into the field!
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4 Ways the Universe Can Kill You

4 Ways the Universe Can Kill You | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
There’s a level of danger out in space that’s beyond even our own imaginations. We asked our How the Universe Works experts to describe the most mind boggling way the universe could kill us.

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Humans alter Earth's chemistry from beyond the grave

Humans alter Earth's chemistry from beyond the grave | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It's not only in life that humans leave their mark on Nature. In death, our decomposing corpses alter the chemistry of precious soil, scientists warned on Wednesday.

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Live Video of Owls, Ospreys, and More

Live Video of Owls, Ospreys, and More | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Explore.org offers the largest collection of live nature webcams on the web. In the gallery of live webcams you will find video feeds featuring owls in their nests, ospreys in their nests, and bald eagles in nests, and video feeds featuring puffins. As it is spring in the northern hemisphere, the bird videos feeds are the best they will be all year because birds will soon be hatching in those nests seen the webcams.

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The Student-Centered Math Class - Edutopia

The Student-Centered Math Class - Edutopia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Close your eyes and picture the most recent math class you taught. Who is doing the math? Who is doing the talking? Who is doing the thinking? Three years ago, my answer would have been “me”—the teacher. My students were doing math, but I was probably telling them how to think and what to do most of the time.

My big aha moment was being introduced to the research of Peter Liljedahl, a professor at Simon Fraser University. Liljedahl proposes three strategies that you can implement in order to create what he calls the thinking classroom: Start with good problems, use visibly random groups, and work regularly on vertical nonpermanent surfaces. I started using these three strategies in my math classes, and they have been an absolute game-changer. I can confidently say that my students now do most of the thinking and talking in my classroom.

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From my experience, teachers in elementary math classes do most of the talking and do most of the work. . Need a game changer? Consider the changes in this article. They make sense and will change the dynamnic.
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An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, they sprouted wool, opened their eyes, wriggled around, and learned to swallow, according to a new study that takes the first step toward an artificial womb. One day, this device could help to bring premature human babies to term outside the uterus — but right now, it has only been tested on sheep.

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'Huge skills gap': High school students falling behind four-year-olds

'Huge skills gap': High school students falling behind four-year-olds | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
With the younger generation learning to code before they learn to read, today's high school students need to quickly catch up.

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Could this rather esurient caterpillar help stem the plastic deluge?

Could this rather esurient caterpillar help stem the plastic deluge? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
European researchers have discovered a species of caterpillar capable of eating a common form of plastic. What lessons can nature teach us about cleaning up the nearly indestructible pollutant?
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Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types.

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Watch the Causes of Death Change Across America

Watch the Causes of Death Change Across America | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

The patterns highlight key social and economic issues in the country
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11 Best Robotics for Kids: Inventor Kits that Unleash Imagination - Avatar Generation

11 Best Robotics for Kids: Inventor Kits that Unleash Imagination - Avatar Generation | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Watch in amazement as your kids have a blast learning about STEM as they play. With robotics for kids, the entertainment never ends and neither does their learning experience. While kids are building and programming their robots, they are learning how moving parts fit and work together to create a common goal. The following robotics kits vary in their limitations and capabilities. Some kits are very simple and easy, you can build a few different robots and use a controller to drive them. Other sets offer endless possibilities from building to designing and even programming. Here are 11 of the best robotics for kids in 2017, for inventing and building robots.

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16 Best Drones for Kids and Teens: Popular & New in 2017 - Avatar Generation

16 Best Drones for Kids and Teens: Popular & New in 2017 - Avatar Generation | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The best drones for kids are those that engage play, inspire creativity and don’t break after being bounced into walls! While younger kids may love the idea of flying a drone high in the sky, many drones are not for beginners. These little machines will get thrashed about so finding a durable drone is important. There is such a variety of features to consider, that picking the perfect drone might seem like an impossible task. Finding drones for teens is an easier job as the majority of drones are suitable for over 14’s. Some drones feature very high resolution HD cameras, some only take still pictures, and others are just great fun for gaming. Gearing up for the holiday season, many new drones will be available later in the year. Here is a list of 16 popular and soon to be released drones for kids and teens in 2017.

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The Space Telescopes of Tomorrow [Infographic]

The Space Telescopes of Tomorrow [Infographic] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Tomorrow's telescopes will give us a glimpse of the earliest years of our universe. This is life after Hubble.
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Research Guides: Education: Mathematics Teacher Resources

Research Guides: Education: Mathematics Teacher Resources | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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"The University of Michigan Library offers this helpful list of web resources for teaching mathematics. This list includes items that will appeal to K-12 mathematics instructors, adult educators, and college level mathematics instructors alike. Resources are divided into three categories: resources for teachers (most resources fall into this category), resources for algebra, and resources for statistics. While some of the links included on this list no longer work, most will take visitors to working pages. Included are teaching tips, videos to incorporate into the classroom, websites, free online textbooks, printable worksheets, games, and more. The diversity of these resources offers a useful one-stop shop for instructors looking for additional materials or ideas."


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