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What Your Food Is Really Doing to Your Body

What Your Food Is Really Doing to Your Body | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Your colon is the home for much of your microbiome—the community of microbial life that lives on and in you. In a nutshell, for better and worse, what you eat feeds your microbiome. And what they make from what you eat can help keep you healthy or foster chronic disease.


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Text to Text | 'Why Reconstruction Matters' and 'Black Reconstruction in America'

Text to Text | 'Why Reconstruction Matters' and 'Black Reconstruction in America' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In this lesson plan, students consider the dangers of biased historical scholarship and the relevance of Reconstruction today.
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New NASA Research Shows Giant Asteroids Battered Early Earth

New NASA Research Shows Giant Asteroids Battered Early Earth | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
New research shows that more than four billion years ago the surface of Earth was heavily reprocessed – or melted, mixed, and buried – as a result of giant asteroid impacts. A new terrestrial bombardment model, calibrated using existing lunar and terrestrial data, sheds light on the role asteroid collisions played in the evolution of the uppermost layers of the early Earth

 

Tag: geology.


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The ‘Benefits’ of Black Physics Students

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Black students’ responsibility in the classroom is not to serve as ‘seasoning’ to the academic soup.
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Where Have You Been? Using GIS to Analyze Residential History and Health Care ~ GIS Lounge

Where Have You Been? Using GIS to Analyze Residential History and Health Care ~ GIS Lounge | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Troy Lambert takes a look at how the power of GIS can be leveraged to greatly influence healthcare as we know it.
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Image of the Day: Adaptable Animal | The Scientist Magazine®

Image of the Day: Adaptable Animal | The Scientist Magazine® | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
If Hydra vulgaris loses its ability to create nerve cells (green), it can activate epithelial cells to take on some neuronal duties.

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14 Fun Engineering Activities for Kids - Fun-A-Day!

14 Fun Engineering Activities for Kids - Fun-A-Day! | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Engineering activities for kids that will get their brains and bodies moving! Build a catapult, construct PVC pipe creations, or design a fort!
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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Receives First Mirror Installation

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Receives First Mirror Installation | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.
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Watch the fifth episode of TIME's 'A Year in Space'

Watch the fifth episode of TIME's 'A Year in Space' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
On March 27, Scott Kelly began a historic year in space. Follow Kelly and his twin brother as they test the boundaries of space together.
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Google’s new robot project is all about your body

Google’s new robot project is all about your body | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The company is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to improve robotic surgery.
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Scientists in Action: Live from the International Space Station / saved for your use

Join us for this exciting, LIVE video link with the International Space Station! During this live link-up, students from local schools will get their questio...
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Science of Cooking: Bread Science & Facts | Exploratorium

Science of Cooking: Bread Science & Facts | Exploratorium | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Learn about the science behind making bread with fun online exhibits, articles, and recipes and activities.
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These students can code a video game--can yours? | eSchool News | eSchool News

Coding games for kids are really about teaching the basics of logic and problem solving, said Scott Jacobsen of Madrona Venture Group, which has invested in Wonder Workshop. Technologies for kids teach how to match the analytic and creative parts of the brain, he said.

 

Founders of companies working on tech for kids, however, insist that the games and programs are not exclusively for kids who want to be computer scientists. Everyone, they say, will need to know how to speak to computers.

“For us, coding is not a set of technical skills but a new type of literacy and personal expression, valuable for everyone, much like learning to write,” Scratch co-founders Mitchel Resnick and David Siegel wrote in a last week. “We see coding as a new way for people to organize, express, and share their ideas.”

Many entrepreneurs agree. “It’s not that kids need to learn a particular programming language,” said Hadi Partovi, co-founder of Code.org. “It’s learning how apps work, how basic technology operates. I can’t imagine being a functioning member of society in 30 or 40 years without knowing that.”


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Susan Einhorn's curator insight, December 8, 2015 9:13 AM

What is missing from many (most) of these articles is the awareness that the recognition of the importance of programming (yes, programming, not coding) as a key thinking tool and literacy skilll didn't start with code.org or the first Hour or Code or even with Scratch, but with a group of very forward-thinking people many decades earlier, most notably people like Seymour Papert, Cynthia Solomon, Wally Feurzeig. Their work inspired and helped shape much of the thinking and development we talk about today.

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STEM Wars: The F=m(a) Awakens Project-Based Contest for Jedi Students! | Its About Time

STEM Wars: The F=m(a) Awakens  Project-Based Contest for Jedi Students! | Its About Time | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

In January, when teachers across the country ask students what they did over the long holiday break, they’ll likely hear a majority of students chirping excitedly about finally seeing the long-awaited film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (already breaking box-office records). Many of them will have seen it several times by then!

But do students understand the science behind the hit film (#StarWarsScience)? Can your science students navigate and solve the technological and engineering problems that befall the lead characters in STEM Wars: The F=(ma) Awakens (our Star Wars parody, below)?

The perfect droid for your STEM classroom!

If you think your students can save STEM in the galaxy, here’s what your class could win:

 

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What Makes a Good Teacher?

What Makes a Good Teacher? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
No one has invented a better educational tool than a superb teacher.

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#SCEUNED16 Un buen profesor es aquel que disfruta con su trabajo.
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Teaching Kids to Code with Robotics

Teaching Kids to Code with Robotics | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Simple reading, writing and arithmetic skills are not enough for children of 21st century. Coding literacy is fast emerging as an indispensable skill for mastering technology. But many people still think coding programming are dry subjects for nerds. Teaching kids to code is now easy and fun with the help of Robotics programming. There are a variety of Robotics kits in market that can teach kids programming. These programming games for kids not only help to enhance their overall computational reasoning skills but robotics kits can also teach STEM concepts in an easy way. This summer give kids robot kits and other programming games for kids which will help them to learn coding in a playful way. Here is a list of some fun robots that can teach kids to code.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 16, 2015 10:03 PM

Robots and coding...great combo!

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'Map' Is An Exquisite Record Of The Miles — And The Millennia

'Map' Is An Exquisite Record Of The Miles — And The Millennia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Map: Exploring the World is a new collection of maps, selected by an international panel of cartographers, academics and collectors, spanning everything from the Aztecs to modern digital imaging.
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Elementary School Students Learn About Engineering With a Little Help From Roald Dahl

Elementary School Students Learn About Engineering With a Little Help From Roald Dahl | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
One recent morning, at a public school in Malden, Massachusetts, north of Boston, teams of third graders rushed around programming sensors on computers, wi
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A New Historical Atlas of America, Built for the 21st Century

A New Historical Atlas of America, Built for the 21st Century | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The country’s most formative stories are coming alive in a new digital “Panorama.”

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Google offers internships to new computer science teachers

Google offers internships to new computer science teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Computer science graduates on a prestigious teacher recruitment programme will be offered an internship at Google in a bid to tempt them into a career in teaching, it was announced today. Teach First has teamed up with the tech giant to give new recruits the chance to carry out placements at its London headquarters prior to starting their teacher training. It is hoped the chance of a short work placement at Google will act as a sufficient draw to graduates to tempt them into a career in teaching, rather than going into industry.
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The United States of Energy | Visual.ly

The United States of Energy | Visual.ly | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The United States of Energy is a comprehensive, interactive energy map of the United States that charts the production, consumption, capacity, market,
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STEM Dolls Encourage Girls to Open Their Minds to Scientific Fields

STEM Dolls Encourage Girls to Open Their Minds to Scientific Fields | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The dolls are part of a movement catering to shoppers’ interest in STEM — encouraging children, particularly girls, to study fields related to science, technology, engineering and math.
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The field guide, rebooted

The field guide, rebooted | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Map of Life joins a small but growing number of mobile applications seeking to reimagine the field guide by combining big data and mobile technology. Following in the footsteps of iNaturalist, a standard-bearer for natural history mobile applications, it allows users to instantly contribute their own geolocated, time-stamped species observations." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 19, 2015 6:04 PM

The network of geographic alliances will be working on a BioBlitz national initiative in 2016. This article highlights two mobile apps that will enable users to use their smartphones to explore and archive the natural world around them and run an awesome BioBlitz. 

 

Tags: National Geographicphysical, biogeography, environment, edtech.

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Coding for Kids | Computer Programming | AgentCubes online

Coding for Kids | Computer Programming | AgentCubes online | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
AgentCubes Online teaches coding and computer programming for kids in an immersive online environment! Learn how to code games and more with AgentCubes Online.
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