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Sophie Curtis

Upcoming Events  - 
 
The third annual Future of Education workshop will be taking place as part of London Technology Week again on 20 June. 

We'll explore how emerging hardware and software technology will impact the future of education through presentations, brainstorming sessions, demos and panel discussions. Join companies including: Google, Kano, Blippar, CodeFirst and the Innovation Unit at the event.

Early Bird tickets end on 22 April! Register here: http://re-work.co/workshops/edtech-2016
RE•WORK events combine entrepreneurship, technology and science to solve some of the world's greatest challenges using emerging technology. We showcase the opportunities of exponentially accelerating technologies and their impact on business and society
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Katherine Markham

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Our Student Art Contest is Now Open!
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Science without Borders® Challenge is an international art competition that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The Challenge is open to students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries. Ready, set, paint!
Living Oceans Foundation sponsors the Science without Borders® Challenge, an international student art competition promoting marine science and conservation
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Big Deal Media

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STEM in 30 webcasts engage middle school students in STEM topics ranging from World War I airplanes to rovers on Mars!

http://www.bigdealbook.com/newsletters/k-12_technology/2016/09/16/#interactive_stem_webcasts_for_students
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Mitchell Taylor

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Hello to all of you STEM educators! This week I’m teaching a mini-lesson to a group of students about scales in the scientific world. More specifically, I will be comparing the size of cells to the size of atoms. This was always a distinction that seemed to be assumed by those teaching me and the difference was never made entirely clear to me as a student. However, now that I am on the opposite side of the classroom I feel like this is a distinction that is important for students to recognize the significant differences in size of something as large as the universe to something as small as an atom. The basis of my lesson will have to do with comparing everyday objects (basketball, ping pong ball, pin, etc.) with one another in showing the differences in size of these significantly smaller objects that are unable to be seen by the naked eye. After showing a demo of this to my students, I will give them some other comparisons that are not easily demoed (such as the size of the solar system as compared to the universe). Next, I’ll be putting the class into small groups in order to complete an activity by answering questions about different scales and how each example can be compared to cells and/or atoms. I want to make this lesson as engaging and productive as possible so if anyone out there has any tips/feedback for me it would be much appreciated!
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Glenn Walsh
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#US #PresidentialCandidates Answer #Science #Questions

Three of the four leading candidates, in the 2016 race for the U.S. Presidency, have answered 20 questions in the areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Health, and the Environment. As they did during the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Presidential Races, these 20 questions were posed to the candidates by the non-profit advocacy group ScienceDebate.org. MORE - CLICK ON IMAGE OR LINK
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Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2016/09/us-presidential-candidates-answer.html

#Astronomy #Astrophysics #Space #NASA #JPL #NSF #ESA #CSA #SETI #ISS #STS #Buhl #SHBA #AAAP #CSC #AAM #ASTC #IPS #UFO #IDA
By Glenn A. Walsh Reporting for SpaceWatchtower Three of the four leading candidates, in the 2016 race for the U.S. Presidency, have answered 20 questions in the areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Health, and the ...
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Ben Allweiss

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1) Read about the extraordinary experience of an undergraduate
Microbiology student in a research lab at the University of Michigan.

http://www.hoa.org/blahoa/A%20Dream%20Come%20True%20rev1.htm
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Ben Allweiss

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We've made these fun Drag-N-Drop puzzels for your STEM classroom.

Find them using your computer browser at:

dndlearning.com

Marcus Academy
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Glenn Walsh
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9/11 #Images from Space

Three images from Space, of the 9/11 Attacks on Manhattan, followed by a description of the view from the International Space Station.
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#Astronomy #Astrophysics #Space #NASA #JPL #NSF #ESA #CSA #SETI #ISS #STS #Buhl #SHBA #AAAP #CSC #AAM #ASTC #IPS #UFO #IDA
Four images from Space, of the 9/11 Attacks on Manhattan & the Pentagon, followed by a description of the view from the International Space Station. International Space Station image of Manhattan and vicini...
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T.R. Girill

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How documentation crashed the plane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blTZrimKT1I
How documentation crashed the plane: a technical writing lesson from current events for science students and teachers
(9 minute explanatory video)
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Anthony Garland

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Graderworks. The Turnitin of Solidworks files. https://garlandindustriesllc.com/index.php/blog/22
Graderworks is the Turnitin of 3D models. Not using a plagiarism checker in a Solidworks class is being naive since students can easily email and share digital Solidworks files. Graderworks automatically checks for plagiarism using a variety of techniques.
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John Fiore

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What happens when children are introduced to Design Thinking? To find out, Anita Murphy and Rory O'Connor, the creators of The Extraordinaires® Design Studio, donated 1400 kits to three very different learning environments. At the end of three months, Rory visited the students and educators to discover first hand, the impact when children Play with Design.
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INTRODUCTION This community is designed for STEM educators to meet, share ideas, and relay experiences. It's not JUST for STEM educators, though--everyone is welcome here, because everyone is involved in the education process--but if you have a passion for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics education, you are definitely in the right place. COMMUNITY GUIDELINES (1) Always remain respectful and on topic. Help us keep this community free of political spin, hatred, bigotry, and bullying. (2) Contribute as often as you like, but make sure content is relevant and safe for work. Posts will be moderated. Good posts will be shared with the rest of the world. (3) Most community managers set up useful categories so posts can be organized. Please use the relevant category for your post. If you're not sure which category to use, I've described them below. (4) Invite anyone to this community you think would be interested. (5) Have fun! WORTH A LOOK Share outstanding videos, photos, documents, quotes, websites, blogs, and articles. Share any STEM-related material you think is worth a look! IN THE NEWS Share news articles related to STEM education. UPCOMING EVENTS Let us know about any exciting events you're hosting or would like to share for STEM educators. ASK A QUESTION Education is meant to stimulate curious minds--go on, ask any STEM-related question and see what answers you get. SHARE A STORY OR IDEA We're all students. We're all educators. We all have stories to tell and ideas to share, if only we have the courage to do so. CLASSROOM RESOURCES Share useful materials with fellow STEM educators. Trust me, they will greatly appreciate your generosity! NOTEWORTHY RESEARCH For the technical side, share any STEM-education related research articles you find noteworthy. COMMUNITY INVITES Invite us to other great communities related to STEM education. LOUNGE ROOM This is your lounge room. Introduce yourself, tell us where you're coming from, and meet others in the community. Who knows how valuable these contacts will be in the future? IN-DEPTH DISCUSSION Passionate about a topic? Write your long, well-thought-out STEM-education related discussions and rants here. MAKE A SUGGESTION We're still learning. Make a suggestion to help us make this community better.
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Glenn Walsh
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In the News  - 
 
#Autumn Begins at the #Equinox on Thursday Morning

The Autumnal Equinox, the beginning of the season of Autumn or Fall in the Northern Hemisphere of Earth, begins Thursday Morning, 2016 September 22 at 10:21 a.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT) / 14:21 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). In Earth's Southern Hemisphere, this marks the astronomical beginning of the season of Spring.
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This diagram shows the position of the Earth, in relation to the Sun, at the time of the Autumnal Equinox, as well as the other solstices and equinox of the year. (Graphic Source: ©1999, Eric G. Canali, former Floor Manager o...
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Mykala Waldron

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Anyone have advice on a fun way to teach students the relative size difference between atoms, molecules and cells? 
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Gabby Stacy

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Hello fellow STEM Educators! I am currently creating a lesson on how to teach my class scientific scales. As many of us know scales are a hard concept for students to understand. I am working on a lesson to teach students how small bacteria really are. Im trying to create some sort of hands on activity to teach this, since hands on activities usually work really well. I am thinking of comparing the size of bacteria to every day objects such as a toothpick, a burger, etc. Any feedback is welcome! Thanks!
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fb Wilkinson

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Hello!

How much is a kilogram, Newton, Joule...really? It can be hard to give students a real grasp of the size of different units. I'm putting together a lesson on helping kids understand scales and units. My idea for the lesson is to have stations set up around the room where students will: 1. test their knowledge, 2. go hands-on with some different units, and 3. reflect on how much "on target" their initial impressions were. I've included a sample outline of what one of the stations might look like. The age group is geared toward an 8th grade physical science class. Any thoughts or impressions on how I could improve it? Thank you!!

Station 1: Kilogram
• Pre-Assessment:
*A "kilogram" is the unit used to measure: ________
*Could you lift an 80 kg box?
*How many pounds are in a kilogram?
*A fire truck might be ____________ kg.
*A paper clip might be ____________ kg.
• Try it:
*Pick up the object or bag on the table. How many
kilograms do you think it is? After picking it up, look on
the bottom of the object for the answer. Record your
guesses and the actual values below:
Bag 1 Guess: ___________ Actual: ____________
Bag 2 Guess: ___________ Actual: ____________
• Check Your Pre-assessment:
*Bigger: The mass of a fire truck, depending on the
type, could be around 18,000 kg!1
*Smaller: The mass of a paper clip is ~0.001 kg.
*2.2 lbs = 1 kg
• Right or Wrong? Which one were you? (Circle one)
Way Off! Half and Half Right On!

Source: http://fama.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1441593313_55ecf7e17d32d.pdf

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Melissa Burger

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Hi all,

I'm planning a lesson to teach students about the temporal and spatial scales involved in the process of invasion. I have found some interesting time lapse maps to demonstrate how quickly and how far invasives can spread (see attached if you are interested in using them), but I was wondering if anyone had any advice or resources that may help students visualize how different traits may impact the speed at which a species is capable of invading a new area.
From the Gulf to the Great Lakes, aquatic invasive species have spread far and wide--and fast. See for yourself in these interactive heat maps.
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Big Deal Media

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From playing football to dancing at the disco, 3D-printable Marty the Robot has the moves:

http://www.bigdealbook.com/newsletters/k-12_technology/2016/09/01/#programmable__customizable_walking_robot
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Glenn Walsh
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In the News  - 
 
50th Anniversary: #StarTrek

Science-fiction has always been an inspiration to scientists, as well as to lay people. Television's greatest science-fiction franchise marks an important milestone. The world premiere of Star Trek, at the beginning of the 1966-1967 television season, occurred precisely 50 years ago - Sept. 6 in Canada, then the American premiere came two days later - due to the varying schedules of the world's television networks. MORE - CLICK ON IMAGE OR LINK
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#Astronomy #Astrophysics #Space #NASA #JPL #NSF #ESA #CSA #SETI #ISS #STS #Buhl #SHBA #AAAP #CSC #AAM #ASTC #IPS #UFO #IDA
This scene from the original "Star Trek" series shows a person materializing in the Transporter Room of the Star Ship Enterprise. Teleportation was used in the "Star Trek" series, to simplify and reduce costs of the special e...
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Mikhail Morozov

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The great chemistry app "3D Molecules Edit & Test" iPad, Mac
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3d-molecules-edit-test/id907400810?mt=8
It's designed for students to draw structures, view them as 3D models, visualise atomic orbitals and see electronic effects. There's also a test mode that's useful for self-assessment – students construct inorganic and organic compounds, and hints are available if they get stuck.
The key features :
"Test yourself" mode that allows learners to check their knowledge of the 3D structure of molecules.
#3Dprinting #chemists
https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/ssuser3956a7/3-d-mol-mac-english

Royal Society of Chemistry :"Eight great apps for chemistry teachers!"
Posted by: David Sait
http://www.rsc.org/blogs/eic/2015/09/mobile-apps-chemistry-teachers-students
https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/ssuser3956a7/tutorial-how-to-work-with-app-3d-molecules-edit-test #ipad #Mac #3dprinting

#stem #molecules #chem #chemistry #school #eduapp #teachers #student #science #lab #research #college #scienceiscool #tech #scienceisthefuture #geeklife #instachemistry #biochemistry #cute #beautiful #chemistryolympiad
#chemists 
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Glenn Walsh
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In the News  - 
Artist rendering of NASA's OSIRIS-REx space probe, to study and return a sample of soil from an asteroid; 2016 September 8 opens a 33-day launch window. More info: Link >>> http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/...
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