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Free Technology for Teachers: Science is Fun - Ideas and Resources for Hands-on Science Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: Science is Fun - Ideas and Resources for Hands-on Science Lessons | Science | Scoop.it

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, May 27, 2014 8:02 PM

Throughout middle school and high school conducting lab experiments was my favorite part of every science class that I took. There was something about the hands-on aspect of science labs that always got me excited about learning. I'm sure many of you felt the same way and that your students feel that way now. Here are some places to find ideas and resources for conducting hands-on science lessons.

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Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development

Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development | Science | Scoop.it
Educators are creating their own professional development opportunities on their own time without compensation, acknowledgement, nor credit. With so many great resources on the web, teachers are re...

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 17, 2014 6:56 PM

I think the Internet and digital technologies potentially help with PD, but it is not a guarantee. The other day I saw several tweets in my twitter feed that did little but amplify that a possible digital PD session was happening. There was little depth to it.

Deborah Banker's curator insight, May 18, 2014 10:28 AM

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Long-Term (Millennia) Data Storage Using Plants?

Long-Term (Millennia) Data Storage Using Plants? | Science | Scoop.it
A DNA Cloud?In the recent (and brilliant) Richard Powers novel Orfeo, composer Peter Els attempts to encode a digital rendition of one of his musical compositions into a strand of DNA, then splice ...

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8 Excellent Science Games for Students

8 Excellent Science Games for Students | Science | Scoop.it

Here are some good resources to help your students learn science concepts in a fun and more engaging ways. These are a bunch of websites where students can play science games and apply science knowledge to problem solving. Some of these resources embed tips, ideas  and lessons plans that teachers can employ in their classrooms.


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Ocean On Jupiter's Moon Europa May Be Astrobiological Dead End | Forbes.com

Ocean On Jupiter's Moon Europa May Be Astrobiological Dead End | Forbes.com | Science | Scoop.it

At first glance, it looks more like a freshly-fertilized chicken egg than Jupiter’s fourth largest moon. But Europa’s fractured brownish-colored surface also suggests activity beneath its icy shell. In fact, some astrobiologists think that underneath this frozen veneer, there may be an ocean of salty liquid water capable of spawning everything from microbial life to extraterrestrial squids.NASA is even talking about sending a planetary orbiter there to learn more about whether it might currently harbor life.About the size of our own moon, Europa is gravitationally-locked with Jupiter and orbits our solar system’s largest planet every 3.5 days. At the bottom of its 100 km-deep ocean, the moon is thought to have an iron core surrounded by a rocky mantle.NASA says with abundant liquid water, and energy and chemistry provided by gravity-driven tidal heating, “Europa could be the best place in the solar system to look for present day life beyond earth.”But as NASA JPL astrobiologist Kevin Hand points out, for life to evolve it needs at least three major quotients — liquid water; a handful of essential elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorous, sulfur; and energy that it can harness.Click headline to read more--


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