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The Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

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In 1621 the French scientist Pierre Gassendi (left) decided to name the strange natural displays of light he had observed in the sky. He took the name of the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora and combined it with the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas.

 

The world had a name, finally, for these mysterious light shows – aurora borealis.


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Editorial: STEM education will re-launch U.S. economy

Editorial: STEM education will re-launch U.S. economy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It is vital that the United States start producing more young people who can design the kinds of systems cell phones operate on, rather than more young people who can just text on them.
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Don't question, read and think. How can we make a difference in education?

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8 Online Games for Inspiring Students

8 Online Games for Inspiring Students | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Eight brilliant online games that can engage, inspire and equip students with the tools and ambition to approach a whole host of exciting careers and paths.

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9 Apps for Environmental Science - AvatarGeneration

9 Apps for Environmental Science - AvatarGeneration | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Environmental Science is an all-encompassing topic, which can make finding additional resources both daunting and fun.  Depending on your approach and the age of your students, you can find a wealth of online and mobile apps to help you demonstrate the science behind environmental issues."


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Useful to know about this...

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CERN Education

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Outstanding physics presentations.. in english and other languages.

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Startup Aims to Make Hydroponic Farming Accessible to Everyone [VIDEO]

Startup Aims to Make Hydroponic Farming Accessible to Everyone [VIDEO] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Sustainable Microfarms has developed a hydroponic-farming system called the Genesis Controller; it regulates the water's nutrients, temperature and acidity.
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We were able to do classroom raising of tilapia and to do the plants in a study of Moonbase America. I wondered when this would come into regular use. Loving it.

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Rising Seas: If All The Ice Melted

Rising Seas: If All The Ice Melted | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.

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Brian Hammerstix's curator insight, November 23, 2013 7:29 PM

#stopburningfossilfuels or #goodbyeflorida

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:15 PM

Aside from the mass devastation i think it would be pretty cool of all the ice melted. As the interactive map shows there would be in inland sea in australia which i can turn into the AUs great lakes. Also imagine the possiblility of being able to take a vacation to antartica and not having to dress for absurdly negative tempatures, all the undiscovered land and preservated fossils. It would be a interestling link to the past that only in the future we could experience.

Mrs. Karnowski-Simul's curator insight, August 27, 2014 7:20 AM

Would Belgium be covered in water if all the ice melted?

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Robots Created with 3-D Printers to Teach Kids How to Code

Robots created with 3D printers are coming and they’re going to teach kids how to code.

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Kepler space telescope finds Earth-size, potentially habitable planets are common

Kepler space telescope finds Earth-size, potentially habitable planets are common | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Milky Way galaxy alone could have about 25 billion rocky worlds in “habitable zones” of stars.
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Play-i Give a Robot Program

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Every child should have access to computer science education. Play-i robots, Bo & Yana, bring the magic of computer programming to children ages 5 and up.
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sign up to get robots in your classroom.

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Calling all Educators!<br><br>Do you want to bring computer science education to children in your community? All participating schools and organizations will get robots for free.<br><br>Apply by December 31, 2013 to get robots in your classroom.
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EdTech » Virtual Manipulatives: Fraction Tiles | TeachBytes

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New ways of learning math

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Material Remains: The Perpetual Challenge of Garbage: Scientific American

Material Remains: The Perpetual Challenge of Garbage: Scientific American | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
For millennia, we humans have tried many ways to dispose of our waste, such as burning, burying and even moving away from it.

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Filling In For Will - An iPad Game About Shakespeare

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Shakespeare: Filling In For Will is a fun game filled with famous quotes from Shakespeare. In this iPad app players are shown a quote that has a word or two missing from it. They then have to selec...

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Wonderful iPad Apps to Teach Kids about Astronomy

Wonderful iPad Apps to Teach Kids about Astronomy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
"Today I am taking you into the vast and mysterious realm of the outer space to discover and learn about its wonders, of course not in spaceship!

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Hot chocolate and a star party work too.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 31, 2013 10:28 AM

Geeky-cool stuff. 

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How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Research shows that interests powerfully influence our academic and professional choices. When we're interested in a task, we work harder and persist longer, bringing more of our self-regulatory skills into play.
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This is why we need not just the technology bur the arts.

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For Seniors: How to Write Excel Formulas - For Dummies

For Seniors: How to Write Excel Formulas - For Dummies | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A formula is a math calculation, like 2 + 2 or 3(4 + 1). In Microsoft Excel, formulas are different from regular text in two ways: They begin with an equal sign, like

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Angel Brian Gutierrez Gardeazabal's curator insight, November 10, 2013 1:22 PM

Una herramienta que nos ayuda muchisimo con la gestion de inventarios

jesus pedro's curator insight, April 20, 2014 12:26 PM

nuevas

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Viral Video Recap: Astronauts Tackle Life on Earth and More

Viral Video Recap: Astronauts Tackle Life on Earth and More | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This week's Viral Video Recap features an astronaut explaining the difficulties of life on Earth, a terrifying Halloween prank and a very needy cat.
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Good pick... very entertaining.

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When does weather become climate?

We constantly track our weather as it becomes warmer, or cooler; wetter or drier. But what about the long term - the weather over decades and centuries - at ...

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With the use of new technologies, it is important to understand the differences and the enabling measurements.

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Check it out, very interesting...

 

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Why Women Should Learn STEM Skills Right Now - Edudemic

Why Women Should Learn STEM Skills Right Now - Edudemic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
There's a big STEM skills gap right now and there's a relatively simple solution that needs to start happening: women must get involved.

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The Cousteau Curriculum

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The Cousteau Curriculum is a range of lesson resources appropriate for K-12 on topics including: biodiversity,... http://t.co/9vxqSIhpNl
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Science Reveals Nature's Hidden Beauty – Artists Should Revel In It (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com

Science Reveals Nature's Hidden Beauty – Artists Should Revel In It (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Science Reveals Nature's Hidden Beauty – Artists Should Revel In It (Op-Ed)
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Nature yields hidden fruits – beautiful patterns and basic relations that make our world.

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Mummify: Make a Permanent Copy of Anything Online

Mummify: Make a Permanent Copy of Anything Online | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
When you Mummify a webpage, we make a permanent cache of the webpage and give you a new, permanent link that you can use forever. As long as the original page stays online, the original link will simply redirect to that page.

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Maine Voices: We must rethink how STEM is taught | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine Voices: We must rethink how STEM is taught  | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Our current economic and workforce realities should inform K-12 education.
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workforce readiness and project based learning and organizing ideas for better STEM preparation.

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Protected areas in the ocean now exceed size of Europe - environment - 25 October 2013 - New Scientist

Protected areas in the ocean now exceed size of Europe - environment - 25 October 2013 - New Scientist | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Efforts to create marine protected areas seem to be picking up speed, but the good news is clouded by lax enforcement and permitted mineral exploration

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Good environmental news

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