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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.
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STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"I brought a superhero into my classroom the other day. He wasn't wearing a cape. He didn't have an alias. But he had the greatest superpower of all: inspiration.

When you teach using project-based learning (PBL), one brings outside expertise into the classroom. My eighth graders begin the year creating science fiction based origin stories for original superhero characters as an introduction to a greater advocacy unit. Therefore, it seemed natural to bring in an actual scientist. Which brought me to CalTech and Dr. Spyridon Michalakis."


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Using varied modalities for reflection and processing is an excellent practice.
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Researchers invent tiny, light-powered wires to modulate brain's electrical signals

Researchers invent tiny, light-powered wires to modulate brain's electrical signals | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The human brain largely remains a black box: How the network of fast-moving electrical signals turns into thought, movement and disease remains poorly understood. But it is electrical, so it can be hacked—the question is finding a precise, easy way to manipulate electrical signaling between neurons.

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This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Generation Z will leverage their online resourcefulness to uncover the right learning platforms to level-up their know-how and skill sets. Resources like General Assembly, Lynda.com, Udemy, Udacity, Coursera, and YouTube are already giving Generation Z the learning edge to leapfrog college.

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Some interesting links.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, Today, 1:22 PM
We are finding it challenging when students use third-party resources instead of our curriculum. The problem is students don't always select the best learning resources. 
 
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A day in the life of a scientist: DILOS™ Program - Save the Water™

A day in the life of a scientist: DILOS™ Program - Save the Water™ | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Save the Water™ conducts water research to identify toxic chemicals harmful to humans, animals, and the environment; We find methods to eliminate the toxins and improve the quality of drinking water; and, to apply this research towards the education of present and future generations.
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Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Google is proving more and more medical diagnoses can be done using machine learning. Its latest looks at cardiovascular risk, but experts say it needs further tests before it can be used in real life.
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Spectacular dinosaur stomping grounds discovered just outside D.C.

Spectacular dinosaur stomping grounds discovered just outside D.C. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
“ The 110-million-year-old footprints were uncovered by a self-taught fossil hunter — and they’re some of the best in the world.”
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Awesome new findings!!
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Stretchy Slabs Found in the Deep Earth

Stretchy Slabs Found in the Deep Earth | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A study suggests that the common belief that the Earth's rigid tectonic plates stay strong when they slide under another plate, known as subduction, may not be universal.
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Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease risk | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.
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8 must-read Canadian books for children and young adults during Black History Month | CBC Books

8 must-read Canadian books for children and young adults during Black History Month | CBC Books | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Here are eight children's and young reader books featuring Black Canadian protagonists and characters.
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The Book of Negro is a good read too.The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill 4.45 · Rating details · 58,507 Ratings · 5,496 Reviews Based on a true story, "The Book of Negroes" tells the story of Aminata, a young girl abducted from her village in Mali aged 11 in 1755, and who, after a deathly journey on a slave ship where she witnesses the brutal repression of a slave revolt, is sold to a plantation owner in South Carolina, who rapes her. She is brought to New York, where she escapes her owner.
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Scientists directly observe electron dynamics of the Northern Lights

Scientists directly observe electron dynamics of the Northern Lights | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
“The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere, commonly known as the Northern Lights, has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists. While the cause of these colorful auroras has long been hypothesized, researchers had never directly observed the underlying mechanism until now. The results have been published in Nature.”
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7 Promising STEM Gender-Gap Solutions

7 Promising STEM Gender-Gap Solutions | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
How can schools and teachers encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? Let’s look at a few real-world examples of ideas and programs that have proven successful for some classroom inspiration.

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Huntington's disease provides new cancer weapon

Huntington's disease provides new cancer weapon | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Patients with Huntington's disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up to 80 percent less cancer than the general population.

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'Hazardous' asteroid will skim past Earth TODAY | Daily

'Hazardous' asteroid will skim past Earth TODAY | Daily | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The asteroid, 2018 CB, was only discovered by the Nasa-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) near Tucson on Sunday and is set to blaze by at just 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometres) away from our planet.

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California Academy of Sciences :: Resources for Teachers

California Academy of Sciences :: Resources for Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
With the help of the California Academy of Sciences, teachers can design Life Science, Earth Science, Astronomy, or Physical Science lessons around current research and experiments, or use one of the site's free K-12 lesson plans or unit studies in an even wider variety of subjects. Take your time exploring the website. Many of their resources are difficult to locate through browsing but can be found through the excellent search options instead. Or, try bookmarking the more robust areas, such as lesson plans and topic videos.

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NASA Kids' Club - Fun Games for Learning About Space

NASA Kids' Club - Fun Games for Learning About Space | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
NASA Kids' Club is a collection games, interactive activities, and images for students in Kindergarten through fourth grade. At the cente

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Brain immune system is key to recovery from motor neuron degeneration

Brain immune system is key to recovery from motor neuron degeneration | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The selective demise of motor neurons is the hallmark of Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Yet neurologists have suspected there are other types of brain cells involved in the progressio
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NAS Announces the Launch of the LabX Public Engagement Program

NAS Announces the Launch of the LabX Public Engagement Program
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The National Academy of Science shares ways to do Citizen science.
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Hurricane Harvey Three Months On: Tens of Thousands Still Homeless from Worst Natural Disaster in US History | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Hurricane Harvey Three Months On: Tens of Thousands Still Homeless from Worst Natural Disaster in US History | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
“Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the United States in late August of this year, killing at least 90 people and devastating much of the region around Houston, Texas. Three months later, tens of thousands of people are homeless, home construction has hardly begun and the long-term health consequences of the disaster have yet to be tallied.By some measures, Harvey is the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States, with estimated costs of nearly $200 billion, including flood damage to more than 300,000 homes. It was followed in September by Hurricane Irma, which struck the Caribbean and Florida, and Hurricane Maria, which destroyed much of the infrastructure and housing stock on the US island territory of Puerto Rico.”
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What's Wrong with Our Food System? Capitalism.

What's Wrong with Our Food System? Capitalism. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

In a new book, the decades-long veteran of the global food justice movement says there's no way of substantively changing or transforming the food system, and tackling the immense problems of world hunger and labour exploitation that characterize it, without changing the economic system in which it operates. The problem with North Americans in particular is that as much as they may want to feed the hungry and create a more just and equitable world, many of them still lack a firm understanding of how the capitalist system operates and makes possible -- even necessary -- tremendous levels of suffering and exploitation.


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