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Women workers lag in STEM | STEMwire

Women workers lag in STEM | STEMwire | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Paul Pineiro's curator insight, March 28, 2013 10:35 AM

March is Women's History Month. STEMwire looks at 40-years of STEM-occupation data relative to women.

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Explore the Shocking Effects of Climate Change on 6 Continents

Explore the Shocking Effects of Climate Change on 6 Continents | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
These six videos from the Climate Reality Project's 24 Hours of Reality show the devastation climate change has had across the world.
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New App Provides New Direction for Researchers Examining How Children Learn From Nature

New App Provides New Direction for Researchers Examining How Children Learn From Nature | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
An iPad app is the first of its kind to be used as a research technique that examines how children respond to certain environments.
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    Good Resource.

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Brenee King's curator insight, October 23, 2013 10:20 PM

Loving the use of technology such as iPads for research purposes.

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The United States, Falling Behind

The United States, Falling Behind | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
An alarming report shows that American workers are poorly skilled compared with competitors abroad.
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Predictions of the gathering storm come home to roost.

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E-Rate, education technology, and school reform - Education - AEI

E-Rate, education technology, and school reform - Education - AEI | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina successfully employs technology to make learning solutions more affordable, reliable, available, customizable, and data-rich.
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Don’t Panic, It’s Just A Solar Field Reversal! | Life, Unbounded, Scientific American Blog Network

Don’t Panic, It’s Just A Solar Field Reversal! | Life, Unbounded, Scientific American Blog Network | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
At any moment the great cocoon of unseen magnetic fields and particle radiation that surrounds the Earth and all other major planets is going to experience ...
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Interesting magnetic field reversal.

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Apple Unveils the new iPad Air

Apple Unveils the new iPad Air | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Apple unveiled the fifth generation of the iPad, dubbed the iPad Air, on Tuesday at an event in San Francisco.

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Beth Faulkner's curator insight, October 23, 2013 7:23 AM

A slimmer experience.

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Dark Sky Meter, Citizen Science | Scientific American

Dark Sky Meter, Citizen Science | Scientific American | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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great citizen science project.

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Welcome to Whyville!

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There are more than a hundred free games here , and they are well thought out. I spent a couple of days trying to power a city using available energy resources, learning all the time. I also remember working to build a house withing a budget that met the codes and that was sustainable. It is really fun to try to do, as the games let you know as you work whether or not you are successful. Excellent games.

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Exploring Maps and Models

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Students compare miniatures to real items. Then they explore maps and globes as miniature versions of places and the Earth.
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DNews: Why Do We Have an Internal Skeleton? : DNews

DNews: Why Do We Have an Internal Skeleton? : DNews | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
If you think about it, skeletons aren't awesome. Instead of the super strong shells or exoskeletons so many other animals have, we have internal skeletons that leave us highly vulnerable. But it turns out our skeletons are an evolutionary advantage.
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Center For Science And Industry Prepares Students For High-Tech Future Jobs - CBS Detroit

Center For Science And Industry Prepares Students For High-Tech Future Jobs - CBS Detroit | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
How do you make sure kids are prepared for college and the high-tech jobs of the future?
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Good case studies for STEM futures.

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Space: 3 Qs: Space Tourist Fears : DNews

Space: 3 Qs: Space Tourist Fears : DNews | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Kasey-Dee Gardner sits down with one of Virgin Galactic's maiden space travelers and finds out his three biggest fears about this sub-orbital spaceflight.
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This is a beautiful visual depiction of what it could be like in space and the fears of those who think they would like to go.

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Top 10 STEM Resources - including science games!

Top 10 STEM Resources - including science games! | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Explore 10 great curriculum resources for K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) classrooms.

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Ileane Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:53 AM

Great collection of resources here.

My favorite from this list is  www.egfi-k12.org which is a product of ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)


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Geography in the News: Pumpkins

Geography in the News: Pumpkins | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner and pumpkins are already showing up at roadside stands. Jack o’lanterns, decorative displays and pumpkin pies are the main destinies of most pumpkins in the United States. Elsewhere in the world, however, the pumpkin is nearly exclusively considered a food crop or animal feed."


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Curcubitas!!!!

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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 27, 2013 4:25 PM

I have been a long-time fan of pumpkin coffee, and tomorrow I will probably have some with my cousins and family... Some areas of Asia allow consumption of dogs, other areas of the US allow consumption of roadkill, and that is different from what most people in RI are used to... So I guess, it's not really my business what other people and countries do with their pumpkin crops, as long as it doesn't negatively affect other people.  My neighbor has won some prizes, I think 3rd place in RI for largest pumpkin contests, which is pretty cool, because for several months, you can see their pumpkin garden from my backyard.  Those pumpkins are enormous, and made me wonder if there was anything being done to make the modified pumpkins more usable in food.  I know GMOs are a touchy issue, but to feed the starving people around the world, you have to wonder if one pumpkin at 2000 lbs could feed a village of people.  Lots of people that don't like GMOs probably do unhealthy things in other ways, so their huge activism movements really boggle me.  Labeling GMOs is one thing, but stopping genetic modifications seems as controversial as starting them, especially when some people can benefit from them.  Whatever, I guess pumpkins are cool for whatever people want to do with them, including smashing them... this week on RIC's campus I saw a smashed pumpkin.  The only thing that really popped into my head was not "what a waste," or "oh, those delinquents," but rather "that seems fun."  I did assume though, that no one was hurt by the smashing of the pumpkin...

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 19, 5:14 PM

Although you wouldn't think it there are many different countries and specific regions that demonstrate the perfect cropping land and fertilization process to grow pumpkins. Out of the US power house pumpkin growing Illinois is named number 1. Along side California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvainnia, Mississippi. But lets travel abroad to Africa, now me personally I wouldnt think that there are alot of pumpkin patches in Africa but there are many different places in Africa that pumpkins are grown. SOme of these places are Egypt with (690,000) and then there is South Africa with (378,776). I found these numbers quite interesting because one wouldn't think that there are pumpkin patches in Africa.

Pamela Shields's curator insight, August 29, 10:10 AM

@Danyl †  so inspirational!

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High school student found youngest, most complete crested dinosaur fossil

High school student found youngest, most complete crested dinosaur fossil | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It was an unlikely encounter in the middle of the desert. Kevin Terris was a high school senior from a boarding school in Claremont, Calif., with dreams of a paleontology career. Joe was a toddler stuck under a rock.
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Computational Science Homework

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www.tutorsglobe.com offers computational science homework help, computational science assignment help, online tutoring assistance, maths solutions by online qualified tutor’s help.
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Jeff Bezos' Commercial Space Startup to Launch Sub-Orbital Flights

Jeff Bezos' Commercial Space Startup to Launch Sub-Orbital Flights | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos' commercial space startup will begin making sub-orbital flights. Blue Origin will let researchers and other companies take a payload into space.
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Sparticl: The Best Science on the Web

Sparticl: The Best Science on the Web | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Sparticl is a new, free service that has rounded-up and organized all of the best science content on the web.  You can search by subject or content-type (i.e. game, video, article, etc.) and it's an...

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Power Across Texas an Energy Game

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I love this game. It kept me thinking and thinking 

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The Cost of Carbon

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The Cost of Carbon is a living documentation of the price we are all paying for carbon pollution. Find out how you are paying, add your cost, and share with those who can help to end climate denial and put a price on carbon.
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Bioluminescence: Living Light

Bioluminescence: Living Light | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Students learn about bioluminescence and conduct an experiment to learn how ocean animals use bioluminescence for camouflage.
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Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming?

Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In Minnesota, ‘industrial’ operation shows effort to balance economic, environmental sustainability.

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Pranav Pradeep's curator insight, February 27, 11:24 AM

Yes it does because in all large scale endeavors, regardless of what for, the quality is always sacrificed for the quantity because it becomes cheaper to produce and profits are greater.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, February 27, 11:33 AM

The large-scale agricultural practices of modern America tend to lend to the bad image of commercial farming. However, the practices are actually helping feed more people in the US, but they also use genetically modified crops and other highly debated techniques.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 11:45 AM

Yes it does because in all large scale endeavors, regardless of what for, the quality is always sacrificed for the quantity because it becomes cheaper to produce and profits are greater.

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Resource Roundup: Arts Integration

Resource Roundup: Arts Integration | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
All points of arts integration -- from implementation in the classroom and engaging students, to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blogs, articles, and videos.
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Linking the arts with core curriculum.

 

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Bill Davenhall at TEDMED 2009: Your Health Depends on Where You Live | Esri Video

Bill Davenhall at TEDMED 2009: Your Health Depends on Where You Live | Esri Video | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Where you live: It impacts your health as much as diet and genes do, but it's not part of your medical records.
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My brother is a doctor and he tells me that plumbing and clean water are the problem with much of the world as well as a safe food supply.

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