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A woman's place is in science- Science News for Students

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Boys and girls both study science in high school, but men still outnumber women in research jobs.
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A Literacy-Based Strategy to Help Teachers Integrate Science Skills

A Literacy-Based Strategy to Help Teachers Integrate Science Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Many elementary school teachers love to teach reading and writing, but are less comfortable with science and math. It’s not a hard and fast truth, of course, but learning to read is a big focus of the early school years, so it makes sense that teachers who gravitate toward elementary school like teaching literacy. But it’s also important to expose kids to science early and get them excited about the practices that define scientific inquiry. And literature may be the perfect starting point. Stories are full of tension, conflict and dilemmas that make wonderful departure points for engineering projects that weave subjects together.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 25, 9:20 AM
I love this concept. You will need to research the program more thoroughly.
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Let's Build Roller Coasters!

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"Summer fun. It is the absolute best. Whether you visit Six Flags, Kings Island, a Disney Park, Busch Gardens, or another amusement park, the looping lines of roller coasters offer the perfect lens for getting students to interact with STEM concepts. An old garden hose, duct tape, and a marble: the only materials that you need to build a roller coaster. Cut the hose in half, and then duct tape the two segments together down the back to create a nice groove where the two hoses meet for the marble to ride, on top. Then the materials are ready for students to explore the potential and kinetic energy of roller coasters."

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, July 13, 9:25 PM
The push for STEM education opens the door to a different kind of learning experience, one that allows students to manipulate content in 3D, test ideas, and innovate. It's a departure from the traditional lecture learning of the past, and an approach that opens the door to possibilities, problem solving, and progressive integration of subjects. Thrill seekers wanted.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 14, 2:39 PM
Roller Coasters are one thing students can build. A well-thought out project engages.
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Wow In the World: A New NPR Podcast for Curious Kids and their Grown-Ups

Wow In the World: A New NPR Podcast for Curious Kids and their Grown-Ups | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Wow in the World is a place where we can tap into the crazy cool things that are happening all around us, every day!" says Thomas. "We want to help spark conversations between kids and other kids and also with their grown-ups that will ultimately lead to their own big discoveries."

Each episode begins with a series of questions that lead to an explanation about a new amazing scientific discovery or finding. For example, "How long would it take to get to the closest star outside our solar system?" or "How did we Homo sapiens come to dominate the planet?" or "How do astronauts poop in space?" Through comedy and conversation, along with voices from real kids, Mindy and Guy make the news fun and interesting."

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Putting Math and Science Back into STEM Projects @ajjuliani 

Putting Math and Science Back into STEM Projects @ajjuliani  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Many teachers have done the spaghetti and marshmallow challenge in the classroom and called it a STEM project. It’s a great activity, but is it really a STEM activity? Sure there’s an engineering aspect to it, but what about the other components? Looking back, these types of activities are what we refer to as surface-level STEM activities.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 21, 4:59 PM

FULL STEAM AHEAD! End your school year with fun projects now! OR....get a great start for next year!

Sample Student's curator insight, May 21, 5:48 PM
As the introduction states, STEM is integrated, it is not and either/or approach to learning. It overcomes the silo effect, in which we impose artificial barriers between each of the sciences and resist any areas of overlap.
This approach means that students' learning is authentic, genuine problems do not recognise boundaries, and a truly wicked problem requires a holistic approach to its solution.

caitlin braddick's curator insight, May 29, 6:03 AM

The Birdman STEM Project challenges students to explore Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and design a specialised bird beak that must overcome the challenges of the natural environment. A blog at STEMstudents.net allows students to share their products and outcomes.

 

The SAMR Model and higher order thinking skills are addressed in these project ideas by enhancing the real-world application of the activities through engineering tools, needing to be responsive to their environment. The Birdman STEM Project is a tactile/physical project that can be produced using 3D image building technology. The beak of the Birdman must respond and evolve to the simulated environment. This project is dynamic and deeper level requiring deeper student research, immersion and understanding 

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6 Good Virtual Science Lab Apps for Students - Educators Technology

6 Good Virtual Science Lab Apps for Students - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The apps we curated for you today provide students with virtual labs where they can learn more on a wide variety of scientific phenomena. Using an inquiry-based learning approach, students will get to access interactive simulations, collaborate on quizzes, explore tables of elements and solve scientific puzzles all while having fun. We have included both Android and iPad apps, check them out and see which ones work for you. Enjoy
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Some Very Good iPad Science Apps for Elementary Teachers - Educators Technology

Some Very Good iPad Science Apps for Elementary Teachers - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Teaching about Mars - your students should see this film created using real NASA photos

The anaglyph images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera holds information about the topography of Mars surface. There are hundreds of high-resolution images of this…

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14 Good Science Apps for Young Learners

14 Good Science Apps for Young Learners | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of some interesting iPad apps specifically designed to help kids lear about basics of science and introduce them to wide variety of scientific phenomena. Some of the things kids get to learn from these apps include: the functions of human body, learn core science and math concepts,  learn about animals and ecosystem, explore the world of weather, seasons and forecasts. This selection is based on Apple's Early Science Collection in iTunes App Store.  Enjoy
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Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive - Mind/Shift 

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive - Mind/Shift  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Design is an artistic endeavor that values the creative and human centered application of math, science and technology. Using design to help others learn science is not intuitive, however, once practiced you will see how humanistic and authentic it is to incorporate design in any subject. Below is a list of the most promising benefits that I have noticed in the past six years for using design as a framework and making as the engine to empower students as they gain and apply their scientific literacy.
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3 iPad Apps For Growing a Vegetable Garden

3 iPad Apps For Growing a Vegetable Garden | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As a gardener, I wanted to explore some iPad apps for growing vegetables and the self-sufficient lifestyle I strive for. Specifically, I wanted something that would help me figure out exactly what I could grow, and when.
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16 Good iPad Science Apps for High School Students

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News

The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Every year Patrick Engleman plays a little trick on his students. The high school chemistry teacher introduces his ninth-graders in suburban Philadelphia to an insidious substance called dihydrogen monoxide. It's "involved in 80 percent of fatal car crashes. It's in every single cancer cell. This stuff, it'll burn you," he tells them.
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Check out the DMHO website http://www.dhmo.org/  It has fooled many a teacher when they have looked at it! 

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A Great Resource That Offers 400 Science and Math Simulations and Learning Activities for Students

A Great Resource That Offers 400 Science and Math Simulations and Learning Activities for Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
ExploreLearning Gizmos provides over 400 math and science online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. It has a free Gizmos account available for science and math educators with a curated collection of Gizmos that change every January/July. Aligned to NGSS and state standards, each Gizmo comes with teacher guides and customizable lesson materials to help teachers and students delve deeper into the material.
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6 Summer Science Projects for Kids - Instructables

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Got bored kids? Get their brains working with these fun and simple science projects!

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40+ Good iPad Science Apps for Middle School Students

40+ Good iPad Science Apps for Middle School Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of some good iPad science apps curated specifically for middle school students. Our selection is primarily based on iTunes App Store 's featured collections. We edited the selection, deleted some apps and added others from our archive and the final product is what you see below. There is a table under the visual with links to all the apps we have covered.
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24 Elementary Force and Motion Experiments & Activities - Teach Junkie

24 Elementary Force and Motion Experiments & Activities - Teach Junkie | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
f you’re looking for helpful ideas and lesson plans – then this is the place to start!

Do you need a refresher as the teacher before planning your simple machines unit? This simple machines facts page is an excellent (and easy) way to jog your memory.
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CurioCity - CurioCité | Jour de l'ADN 2017

CurioCity - CurioCité | Jour de l'ADN 2017 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Le 25 avril 2017 11 h à midi (heure de l’Est)


"Vous enseignez aux élèves du secondaire? Afin de les aider à comprendre le rôle de la génomique dans les secteurs de la santé, de l’environnement et de l’agroalimentaire, nous vous invitons à participer à cet événement organisé dans le cadre du Jour de l'ADN.

Cette table ronde est présentée par Parlons sciences en collaboration avec Génome Québec."

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Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart

Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For most students, science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) subjects are not intuitive or easy. Learning in general—and STEM in particular—requires repeated trial and error, and a student’s lack of confidence can sometimes stand in her own way. And although teachers and parents may think they are doing otherwise, these adults inadvertently help kids make up their minds early on that they're not natural scientists or “math people,” which leads them to pursue other subjects instead.

So what's the best way to help kids feel confident enough to stay the STEM course? To answer this question, I spoke with Carol Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University in California. Over the past 20 years, Dweck has conducted dozens of studies about praise’s impact on students’ self-esteem and academic achievement. Here is a transcript of our conversation, which has been condensed and lightly edited.
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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 27, 11:15 AM
Carol Dweck's work on growth mindset is key to so much of what is important in schools!Lou
 
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The promise and the promises of Making in science education | The Tinkering Studio

The promise and the promises of Making in science education | The Tinkering Studio | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Bronwyn Bevan (former Director of Research and Learning at the Exploratorium) just published an expanded literature review of the research on Making for the National Academies of Science committee on Out-of-School Time STEM.

Though practice is still way ahead of research in Making and Tinkering, this new paper references 66 different studies, many of them are new ones published in the last 18 months. Recent publications document how STEM-Rich Making supports the development of STEM learning identities, deepens engagement with STEM concepts and practices, and leverages learners’ cultural resources.

The paper was published in the journal Studies in Science Education, and it might be of interest to anyone interested in the connections between research and practice in our making and tinkering programs. You can download it by clicking here. 


https://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/pdfuploads/bevan_making_sse-min.pdf "

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Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive - Mind/Shift 

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive - Mind/Shift  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Design is an artistic endeavor that values the creative and human centered application of math, science and technology. Using design to help others learn science is not intuitive, however, once practiced you will see how humanistic and authentic it is to incorporate design in any subject. Below is a list of the most promising benefits that I have noticed in the past six years for using design as a framework and making as the engine to empower students as they gain and apply their scientific literacy.
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