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On April 17, 1970, the astronauts on Apollo 13 returned safely to Earth after a harrowing journey around the moon. Learn how mathematics made space flight and moon missions possible in the past, and how an understanding of chaos can propel the next generation of space travel technologies. Mathematics Illuminated, unit 13, "The Concept of Chaos" http://bit.ly/QgFUB2
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In the case of Leonardo da Vinci's (b.4.15.1452) Vitruvian Man, the Vitruvian tradition has forced Leonardo to create the illusion of perfection at the expense of scientific observation. See Art Through Time, program 13, "The Body." http://bit.ly/1gyyEqs
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The Paycheck Fairness Act proposes to remove some hindrances (such as the prohibition of discussing one's salary) to equal pay for women. See how a group of clerical workers in Colorado Springs, CO used statistics to fight the battle for wages comparable to their male counterparts in the video module, “Measures of Center,” from the new Against All Odds.http://bit.ly/1qxSC9A
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Analyze the use of humor in political cartoons about the Stamp Act crisis of 1765 with the Image as History interactive in A Biography of America, program 4, “The Coming of Independence.”  http://bit.ly/Ir4wxg #NationalHumorMonth
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Is an attorney's first obligation to the court, the client, or the public? Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Judge Robert Merhige, attorneys Floyd Abrams and Stanley Chesley, philosopher John Smith, and others debate civil litigation's ethical dilemmas. Watch Ethics in America, program 8, "Truth on Trial." #ThrowbackThursday
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Marshes and Mud Flats and Bogs, Oh My. Want to share your appreciation of wetlands and the animals that rely on them with your students? Get your rubber boots and lesson plans ready for American Wetlands Month in May! http://bit.ly/1jKFTPN
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Dutch physicist and mathematician Christiaan Huygens (b.4.14.1629) was the first to document evidence of spontaneous synchronization, in which two devices such as metronomes fall into sync. See Mathematics Illuminated, unit 12.7, “Mechanical Sync.”  http://bit.ly/1qyY0LA
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"When Renata Fossen Brown checks on the progress of a patch of tulips at Cleveland Botanical Garden, schoolchildren across the Northern Hemisphere are watching. Brown is a participant in Journey North’s tulip test garden project, an online educational effort that lets kids track spring’s arrival across the hemisphere and teaches them about seasonal changes, climate and geography." Keep reading to find out more about Brown's work and the Journey North program. http://bit.ly/1g14YSt
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Stop by our booth 702 at the National Science Teachers Association(NSTA) in Boston today! We are premiering our new course Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions. http://bit.ly/1hkgKGY Also join us tomorrow for the session:
Literacy in Science and Science in Reading: A Two-Way Street
Friday, April 4 3:30–4:30 PM
Seaport Hotel, Lighthouse I
For middle and high school teachers. Professor Diane Lapp will present guidance on building student literacy in complex and discipline-based texts using video examples from an upcoming resource for science teachers.
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This Autism Awareness Month, share success stories with your students. See Neuroscience & the Classroom for video and audio clips of Dr. Stephen Shore and Dr. Temple Grandin talking about their abilities as individuals with autism. http://bit.ly/wRVDwC
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We are a division of the Annenberg Foundation, http://www.annenbergfoundation.org/ a private foundation established in 1989, whose mission is to encourage the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.  Annenberg Learner focuses on both formal education and informal learning.