STEM Connections
Follow
Find
7.7K views | +0 today
STEM Connections
Science, technology, engineering and math in K-12
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from STEM
Scoop.it!

What is Engineering? video

What is Engineering? video | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Here is a well produced video from the University of Newcastle in Australia that describes the work of engineers and uses some engaging examples. Could be useful for classroom instruction or in pro...

Via Christine Nassar, Jeffrey Patterson, Maureen Cohen
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

USA Science and Engineering Festival - Kavli Video Contest

USA Science and Engineering Festival - Kavli Video Contest | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Celebrate Science at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest celebration of science and engineering in the United States!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

How to Teach a Robot to Walk

How to Teach a Robot to Walk | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
One of the final steps in creating the bionic man is attaching the legs and getting it to put one foot in front of the other
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Museums, Researchers Shifting to Online Science Ed. Outreach

Museums, Researchers Shifting to Online Science Ed. Outreach | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Cultural institutions are offering open online training sessions, virtual activities, and tech-enhanced projects to bring the subject alive in the nation's schools.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

The Smithsonian has always been my resource. I traveled to India on a Fulbright as a result of its work. I have educated legions of students with its offerings.

more...
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 6, 2013 5:12 AM
I even got to teach summer programs there. It was a heavenly experience.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Storytelling with Maps

Public Maps Gallery.
more...
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 6, 2013 5:01 AM
Story maps combine intelligent Web maps with Web applications and templates that incorporate text, multimedia, and interactive functions. Story maps inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 6, 2013 5:03 AM
Esri publishes story maps with three goals: To showcase interesting and important topics; to explore techniques and best practices for map-based storytelling; and to help enable people to make their own story maps. What's your story?
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

The Next Frontier of STEM Education: Ensuring Access For Minority Students | Technology on GOOD

The Next Frontier of STEM Education: Ensuring Access For Minority Students | Technology on GOOD | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This post is brought to you by The Air Force Collaboratory Despite the growing diversity of America's population, a recent study from the U.S.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Video Gallery | Science On a Sphere

Video Gallery | Science On a Sphere | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

Visualization and modeling .. to the max.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

50 Awesome Facts About Earth To Share With Your Class [Infographic]

50 Awesome Facts About Earth To Share With Your Class [Infographic] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
I bet you don't know the vast majority of these facts about Earth. I sure didn't and thought I was on my game. Guess not!

Via Gust MEES
more...
Diana Turner's curator insight, August 18, 2013 4:57 PM

Geography factoids to stimulate academic reading and conversation in an intermediate ESL class.

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, August 18, 2013 5:13 PM

I like how the information in this infographic is broken up into parts Space, Atmosphere, Sea, underearth and ground. It has lots of statistics that are backed up by sources.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 19, 2013 4:13 PM

Love this! I will share this one with my class

Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Engineering Energy Efficiency | The Concord Consortium

Engineering Energy Efficiency | The Concord Consortium | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
(Engineering Energy) This project investigates the educational value of computational models and simulations within the design process. Students design and build an energy-efficient scale-model house with the aid of simulations and probeware.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Space archaeologist unlocks secrets of ancient civilizations

Space archaeologist unlocks secrets of ancient civilizations | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Dr Sarah Parcak uses satellite technology to unearth Egypt's ancient settlements, pyramids and palaces lost in the sands of time.

Via Seth Dixon
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

Excellent!

more...
elizama ramirez's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:15 AM

DR Sarah Parcak a archeologist is passionate about finding  ancient settlements under the sands. She uses a satellite technology as a resource to find these ancient settlements. It can be either pyramids, temples, or just statues.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:10 AM

It is interesting to find out that in this specific article there is controversy over the looting of tombs over 5,000 years ago as soon as the deceased were buried there were many more looting acts taken place. The Arab spring is an important landmark to think of when relating this to the reading.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:51 AM

This describes human characteristics that defined this region because it shows how ancient artifacts are being unearthed through new-age technology.

Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

SEPAL

SEPAL | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

You should know this program.

more...
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 3, 2013 4:51 PM
SEPAL Resource Center
Library of hands-on science materials (equipment, lesson kits, books and videos, etc.) available to all SFSU student scientists involved in SEPAL programs and all Bay Area teachers.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Constructive Chemistry | The Concord Consortium

Constructive Chemistry | The Concord Consortium | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
One of the most effective pedagogies in science education is to challenge students to design and construct something that performs a function, solves a problem or proves a hypothesis. Learning by design is a compelling way of engaging students.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

Great learrning by design project.

more...
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 3, 2013 3:04 PM
One of the most effective pedagogies in science education is to challenge students to design and construct something that performs a function, solves a problem or proves a hypothesis. Learning by design is a compelling way of engaging students.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Computer Programming Goes Back to School

Computer Programming Goes Back to School | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
"Learning programming introduces students to solving problems, designing applications, and making connections online," Yasmin B. Kafai and Quinn Burke write.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers - inPractice.org

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers - inPractice.org | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers. Great TED talk on how to revolutionise the maths curriculum by using programming at the same time.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Special Report: Energy Innovation | Special Reports | Smithsonian Magazine

Articles from the Smithsonian Institution's award-winning, monthly general interest magazine, plus exclusive Web articles, videos, blogs, photographs and more.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Changing School From a Place of Confinement to a Place of Connection | Education on GOOD

Changing School From a Place of Confinement to a Place of Connection | Education on GOOD | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In a poignant reflection on the back-to-school season educator Peter Gow writes that "'School' for most of us--kids and adults--represents a certain kind of confinement, a limitation on our freedom of movement and on our freedom of imagination and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Most Important School Subject? 'Science' Sees Big Jump in Poll

Most Important School Subject? 'Science' Sees Big Jump in Poll | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Three times as many Americans now say science is the most valuable school subject than did so more than a decade ago, a new Gallup poll finds.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

It is about time.. that the public reacts to science in a favorable way.

more...
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 5, 2013 1:20 PM
What the illustration is ... is Science On a Sphere® is a unique and captivating educational tool that is used in science museums, visitor centers, zoos, aquariums, laboratories, and schools around the world. The Science On a Sphere® team and the SOS Users Collaborative Network are continually looking for ways to expand the educational capabilities of SOS.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Lego's new female scientist is a first for toy company

Lego's new female scientist is a first for toy company | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
More than six decades after Lego began producing toys, the company has unveiled a female scientist minifigure.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Game-Based Learning
Scoop.it!

Building Social Skills and Literacy Through Gaming - OnlineUniversities.com

Building Social Skills and Literacy Through Gaming - OnlineUniversities.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Via JackieGerstein Ed.D.
more...
Chris Carter's curator insight, July 28, 2013 12:01 PM

Refreshing counterpoint to fears.

Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Afterschool Universe

Afterschool Universe | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Web Site supporting NASA's Afterschool Universe Astronomy Program for Middle-School
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

Jncredible resources .. good professional development.

more...
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 3, 2013 6:54 PM
fterschool Universe is an out-of-school-time astronomy program targeted at middle school students. It explores astronomy concepts through engaging hands-on activities and takes participants on a journey through the Universe beyond the solar system. This program is now widely available to afterschool program providers to run in your local communities.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Cargo Bridge 2 - ENGINEERING.com | Games & Puzzles

Cargo Bridge 2 - ENGINEERING.com | Games & Puzzles | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Build a bridge and test your consctruction skills. Help your workers to collect items located on the other side of valley.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

engineering and gaming!

more...
No comment yet.