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STEMming the Gap in Higher Education

Is Syracuse University addressing the gap in higher education regarding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education of students?
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The Periodic Table of Elements Scaled to Show The Elements’ Actual Abundance on Earth

The Periodic Table of Elements Scaled to Show The Elements’ Actual Abundance on Earth | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
When you learned about The Periodic Table of Elements in high school, it probably didn’t look like this. Above, we have a different way of visualizing the elements. Created by Professor William F. Sheehan at Santa Clara University in 1970, this chart takes the elements (usually shown like this) and scales them relative to their abundance on the Earth’s surface.

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elements abundance

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Morphisme du tableau périodique des éléments en fonction de leur abondance

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1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color

1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The greatest "unboxing" of the twentieth century.

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Real Archaeology  !!!

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Coding By Design: A Design-First Approach

Coding By Design: A Design-First Approach | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Instead of teaching coding, start with design thinking and empathy. Have students design a service-oriented app and then figure out how they can build it.
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Gene V. Glass: What Should Teachers Do in the Age of Reformation?

Gene V. Glass: What Should Teachers Do in the Age of Reformation? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Gene V. Glass here quotes a young woman, Susan Tran, who completed her bachelor's degree in Spanish and is now finishing graduate studies to be certified as an elementary school teacher. He wonders how new teachers are able to resolve the contradictions between what the demands of the state and their professional ethics. Glass writes:…
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Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings

Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
More and more young people are learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a wide variety of afterschool, summer, and informal programs. At the same time, there has been increasing awareness of the value of such programs in sparking, sustaining, and extending interest in and understanding of STEM. To help policy makers, funders and education leaders in both school and out-of-school settings make informed decisions about how to best leverage the educational and learning resources in their community, this report identifies features of productive STEM programs in out-of-school settings. Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings draws from a wide range of research traditions to illustrate that interest in STEM and deep STEM learning develop across time and settings. The report provides guidance on how to evaluate and sustain programs. This report is a resource for local, state, and federal policy makers seeking to broaden access to multiple, high-quality STEM learning opportunities in their community.
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Do We Really Need Rockets To Go To Space?

We're familiar with rockets, those controlled explosions that carry cargo and fragile humans to space. But are there some non-rocket ways we could get to spa...
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New Visualization Shows Incredible Variety of Extraterrestrial Worlds

New Visualization Shows Incredible Variety of Extraterrestrial Worlds | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Here’s a great new poster showing over 500 extrasolar planets (about one quarter of the total) that have been discovered since 1988. This visualization,
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Archaeology - National Geographic Education

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Archaeology is the study of the human past using material remains. These remains can be any objects that people created, modified, or used. 

 

Portable remains are usually called artifacts. Artifacts include tools, clothing, and decorations. Non-portable remains, such as pyramids or post-holes, are called features. 

 

Archaeologists use artifacts and features to learn how people lived in specific times and places. They want to know what these people’s daily lives were like, how they were governed, how they interacted with each other, and what they believed and valued. 

 

Sometimes, artifacts and features provide the only clues about an ancientcommunity or civilization. Prehistoric civilizations did not leave behind written records, so we cannot read about them. 

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How This Female Biotech Entrepreneur is Getting Kids to “Fall in Love” With STEM

How This Female Biotech Entrepreneur is Getting Kids to “Fall in Love” With STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Hill Country Science Mill is dedicated to convincing kids of all genders and ethnicities to consider a career in STEM
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Free engaging math lessons from TenMarks

Free engaging math lessons from TenMarks | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of students around the country used TenMarks Summer Math Program and saw great results at home. Did you know TenMarks Math is FREE for teachers to use during the school year? Check it out at https://www.tenmarks.com/

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Ideas and resources for teaching mean, median and mode (Khan and Australia)

This Video introduces 3 useful online resources for teaching mean, median and mode according to year 7 Australian Curriculum as well as a Prezi designed by S...

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Diagram captures microbes’ influence across animal kingdom

Diagram captures microbes’ influence across animal kingdom | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A network diagram of animal species shows that many microbes living in humans also make themselves at home in dogs, pigs and cattle.

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Glassified: New Ruler from MIT Media Lab Automagically Measures Angles, Volume, and Shape Properties | Science and Technology

Glassified: New Ruler from MIT Media Lab Automagically Measures Angles, Volume, and Shape Properties | Science and Technology | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
You can have my new XBox One—this is the only toy that I really want this holiday season. Glassified is a modified ruler with a transparent display that supplements physical strokes made on the paper with virtual graphics—consider it an augmented...

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MAVEN mission finding clues to Mars’ climate change

MAVEN mission finding clues to Mars’ climate change | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Intense solar storms in the past might have stripped Mars of its water as well as much of the rest of its atmosphere.
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NASA's new Ultra-HD video of the sun is 30 minutes of thermonuclear art

NASA's new Ultra-HD video of the sun is 30 minutes of thermonuclear art | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Take a break from the grind and gawk at these mesmerizing images of the sun.
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What is STEAM?

What is STEAM? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The STEM to STEAM movement has been taking root over the past several years and is surging forward as a positive mode of action to truly meet the needs...
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NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Ozone Hole Over Antarctica Reaches Annual Maximum

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Ozone Hole Over Antarctica Reaches Annual Maximum | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Ion Propulsion: The Key to Deep Space Exploration

Ion Propulsion: The Key to Deep Space Exploration | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
When we think of space travel, we tend to picture a massive rocket blasting off from Earth, with huge blast streams of fire and smoke coming out the bottom
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Nature, The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers

Nature, The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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 Plants can grow new cells in spirals, such as the pattern of seeds in this beautiful sunflower.

The spiral happens naturally because each new cell is formed after a turn. Interesting lesson.

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This 3-minute animation will change the way you see the universe | Physics-Astronomy

This 3-minute animation will change the way you see the universe | Physics-Astronomy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Carl Sagan long ago said that there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all of the Earth's beaches. Simultaneously, there are more H2O molecules in just 10 drops of water than there are stars, strange isn’t it? Stretching from the inconceivably small to the unbelievably big, the scale of the universe is mind-bending. So, watch to try to wrap your mind around it.

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Leonel David Gomez's curator insight, October 22, 2015 4:16 PM

Este tema siempre será muy interesante! Algo bueno para ver!!

 

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MAP: A wonderful collection of the world's greatest maps

MAP: A wonderful collection of the world's greatest maps | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"A beautiful new book called MAP: Exploring the World is the perfect insight into the world of cartography, with the book featuring rare and ancient maps from pioneers, illustrators and cartographers.

And it’s not just geographical – the book shows the way in which design, politics, and how we see ourselves has changed as the world has evolved.

The maps tell their own stories in their own way across 5,000 years of cartographic innovation, from the first attempts by the Greeks and scrolls of Eastern Asia, to the complexity of modern life."


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MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Weekly Update 11/2/15

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Weekly Update 11/2/15 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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