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Science, technology, engineering and math in K-12
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Incredible Time-Lapse Video Shows All Of 2015's Wild Weather

Incredible Time-Lapse Video Shows All Of 2015's Wild Weather | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Last year was a pretty busy year for weather presenters. Not only was it the hottest year on record, it also saw the likes of Hurricane Patricia and an exceptionally powerful El Niño.
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The strangest objects we’ve left on the Moon

The strangest objects we’ve left on the Moon | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Moon is covered in everything from human waste to gold. Watch the video above to see the oddest items.
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Problem-Based Curriculum: Engineering Units From Boeing And Teaching Channel

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The Boeing Company and Teaching Channel have been working together since 2014 to create problem-based curricula inspired by the science and engineering innovations at Boeing and informed by globally competitive science, math, and literacy standards. These units are being released as part of a collection of K-12 education resources under development to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Boeing Company.

Ten pairs of Boeing engineers were matched to ten teachers (grades 4-8) in Puget Sound, WA, and Houston, TX, to create 10 science units. Each unit is designed to be delivered in classrooms over a two-week period. These resources are intended to meet a critical need by teachers for content that integrates engineering design thinking and problem based learning – both of which are more strongly emphasized in globally benchmarked science standards (e.g., Next Generation Science Standards) that are currently being adopted or adapted by districts across the United States.

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Chocolate makes this Johns Hopkins science class a whole lot sweeter

Chocolate makes this Johns Hopkins science class a whole lot sweeter | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A materials science course at Johns Hopkins University teaches students by using chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
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Math Touch Book

Physicist and Nobel Prize Richard Feynman, considered one of the brightest mind in the world, once said:
"When I see equations, I see the letters in colors – I don't know why. [..] And I wonder what the hell it must look like to the students."

...So we basically just made those visions available for you !
We have crafted the perfect alliance between Standard Mathematical Notations and Mobile Interfaces: Manipulate Equations and Functions on your Smartphone or Tablet like the best Mathematicians and Scientists does in their head !

 Math Touch Book is an independant project to support, will be released on Android , iPhone and iPads during January 2016, and a beta android APK can be downloaded from the website.

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Superbe application qui permet de travailler les équations, inéquations et les fonctions.

Interface hyper-simplifiée qui demande une periode d'adaptation.

n'hésitez pas à visionner l'entièreté de la vidéo qui sert de mode d'emploi.

En utilisant la copie successive des différentes étapes de résolution, il est possible de présenter à des élèves une résolution complète d'un exercice type.

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Google Is Giving Its Fiber Internet Away Free to Public Housing Residents

Google Is Giving Its Fiber Internet Away Free to Public Housing Residents | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The second Obama-Alphabet tie-up in as many months.

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Parents, educators steer children away from STEM teaching careers

Parents, educators steer children away from STEM teaching careers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Harris poll on behalf of ASQ, formerly known as the American Society for Quality, found that only 9% of parents would encourage their children to pursue STEM teaching as a career.

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The British Musuem: five lessons in augmented reality

The British Musuem: five lessons in augmented reality | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Since 2009, the British Museum has educated youngsters in Bloomsbury via its Samsung Digital Discovery Centre (SDDC). It’s free, and is the most extensive on-site digital learning programme of any UK museum.

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Simplified City Map

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Cartoons by John Atkinson. ©John Atkinson, Wrong Hands (by Wrong Hands)

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 18, 2016 12:09 PM

Maybe this is not the next geographic model that will transform the discipline, but it is fun. 

 

Tags: urban, economic, urban models, funart.

Niall Conway's curator insight, March 16, 2016 1:41 PM

Maybe this is not the next geographic model that will transform the discipline, but it is fun. 

 

Tags: urban, economic, urban models, fun, art.

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Solarbration at Landstown HS Governor's STEM &Technology Academy

Landstown High School and Governor’s STEM & Technology Academy is one of four schools selected by Dominion Virginia Power’s Dominion Foundation to pilot its ...
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Learn More | Our Climate Our Future

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HOW IT WORKS Our Climate Our Future is an interactive video series for young people about climate change.

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Growing a Community to Build a Garden

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Tapping your community for funds, resources, and labor isn't easy, but with planning, persistence, and good will, rallying local support for a major school project benefits everyone.
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The Possibilities of a 3D Printer

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3D printing is a relatively new technology, and we have only recently started to explore its tremendous possibilities. Amazing things being done on a small scale now may be commonplace sooner than you think!

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Myat Sandi Oo's curator insight, March 19, 2015 8:18 AM

How far do you think we can go with this tech?  

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CERN Education

From CERN, a complete introduction to the world's largest particle physics laboratory
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 Try the CERN education site for lesson plans and resources on particle physics.Why not spend your summer participating one of our teacher programmes?You could arrange a visit to S'Cool LAB, where students can do hands-on experiments in particle physics.Or arrange a visit to CERN for you and your class?
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Minecraft, coding & role models: How to get girls excited about STEM

Minecraft, coding & role models: How to get girls excited about STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

C-level Briefing: Joining Accenture & Stemettes at the Royal Institution for the London Girls in STEM day, CBR spoke to Accenture MD Emma McGuigan abo

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Curiosity Machine

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How do children succeed? With curiosity, creativity, and persistence. Start building with Curiosity Machine.

 

"At Curiosity Machine, we practice by building hands-on engineering design challenges. We believe that through building, you learn not only how something works, but why it works.

 

"And when a design doesn't work, why not? You’ll have to try new ideas, learn from your mistakes, and find your own solutions. Keep building, keep practicing, and with time you'll surprise yourself with your creative inventions.

 

"Sounds challenging? We agree! That’s why we created Curiosity Machine. We support students, parents, educators, and mentors to build, learn, and teach using the engineering design process.

 

Together, we inspire children to succeed by being curious, creative, and persistent."


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MIT’s Food Computer: The Future of Urban Agriculture?

MIT’s Food Computer: The Future of Urban Agriculture? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Open-source, Internet-assisted farming aims for a new green revolution Is urban agriculture on the verge of an Internet-enabled revolution? According to a team of technologists at MIT, this unexpected possibility may yet emerge from a series of recent technological breakthroughs. These include the development of high-efficiency blue LED lighting, whose inventors received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.


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Nice YouTube Channel For University Of California Science Animations

Fig. 1 by University of California is a YouTube Channel offering short, accessible science animations with closed-captioning. Here are some samples:

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How Can Students Pursue STEM Careers When Math Majors Don’t Become Teachers?

How Can Students Pursue STEM Careers When Math Majors Don’t Become Teachers? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Given math teachers who majored in something else, leave for higher-paying industry jobs, and lack PD opportunities, how can students prepare for STEM careers?

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Why Gravitational Waves Are a Big Deal

Last week, it was announced that we've detected gravitational waves on Earth. Now, Hank explains what that means for the future and why it's such a huge deal...
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Should the Authorities Be Able to Access Your iPhone?

Should the Authorities Be Able to Access Your iPhone? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
An act from the 18th century helped the Justice Department in its push to make Apple help write software to disable privacy defenses in its phones.
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The Daring Librarian: The Way of the Lego

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White House Salutes Champions of STEM Diversity

White House Salutes Champions of STEM Diversity | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

STEM has always been a major component of the education platform of the president

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African Origin Of Mathematical Patterns (Fractals)

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Tweet Watch the presentation below: Ron Eglash (born December 25, 1958 in Chestertown, MD) is an American cyberneticist, university professor, and author widely known for his work in the field of ethnomathematics, which aims to study the diverse [...]...

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Ron Eglash (born December 25, 1958 in Chestertown, MD) is an American cyberneticist, university professor, and author widely known for his work in the field of ethnomathematics, which aims to study the diverse relationships between math and culture. His research includes the use of fractal patterns in African architecture, art, and religion, and the relationships between indigenous cultures and modern technology, such as that between Native American cultural and spiritual practices and cybernetics. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cybernetics, a Master’s in Systems Engineering, and a Ph.D. in History of Consciousness, all from the University of California. A Fulbright fellowship enabled his postdoctoral field research on African ethnomathematics, which was later published in the book African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design.

 

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Calculus | Math - FREE CK-12 PLIX Series - interactive - concepts explained

Calculus | Math - FREE CK-12 PLIX Series - interactive - concepts explained | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Learn, Play and Explore by using interactive PLIX.

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