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Filmmakers like Michael Bay are usually interested only in going bigger--trying to top themselves with set pieces and spectacles that succeed through excess. In the technology space, however, there is a constant race to make things smaller. The first computers each filled up an entire room, the first cell phones were the size of cinder blocks, and even iPads have already shrunk. Perhaps that explains why, when a bunch of scientists decided to make a movie, it was literally the tiniest movie of all time. The research division at IBM and agency Ogilvy New York have just released a stop-motion movie in which the main character, a stick figure, is only a few atoms large. A Boy and His Atom is about a wee fellow who befriends one of his own.
Project Noah is a globally collaborative project to which anyone can contribute. On Project Noah you can share pictures and stories of the plants and the animals that you observe in your neighborhood. Project Noah has a section titled Missions in which you can find projects that you can contribute to.
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Just like TED-ED and Khan Academy, YouTube now hosts several educational channels all geared towards the betterment of education. More importantly is the fact that many teachers and educators are creating their channels where they share their content area expertise and knowledge in the form of tutorials and guides. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has previously featured several of teacher-created YouTube channels which you can find HERE . Today, I am adding more resources to our YouTube for Teachers section here. Below is a list of 10 great educational YouTube channels first featured in Mahsable . " The people behind these videos are asking big questions about the universe — or doing their best to answer your burning queries. In the realms of science, math, history, law and any number of subjects you snoozed through in school, creative geniuses are making the most of the medium ".
By Kristie Lewis Engineering and fun aren't always two things that kids naturally associate with one another, but there are hundreds of ways to make engineering, physics and design fun and challenging for kids.
Kinetic energy is motion energy. Potential energy is energy stored in matter. Potential energy appears in many different forms, and is defined as the energy in matter due to its position or the arrangement of its parts . The various forms of potential energy include gravitational potential energy, elastic potential energy, chemical potential energy, and electrical potential energy.
Energy Transfer Energy can be transferred from one location to another, as in the sun's energy travels through space to Earth. The two ways that energy can be transferred are by doing work and heat transfer. Energy can be transferred from one object to another by doing work. When work is done on an object, it results in a change in the object's motion (more specifically, a change in the object's kinetic energy). Energy is often defined as the ability to do work. Work equals force multiplied by distance.
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Project Noah was created to provide people of all ages with a simple, easy-to-use way to share their experiences with wildlife. By encouraging your students to share their observations and contribute to Project Noah missions, you not only help students to reconnect with nature, you provide them with real opportunities to make a difference. Once you're registered as a teacher, you can create a new place-based mission for your students.
Below are some great YouTube channels for science. If you are a science teacher and you need some useful resources where you can search for and find educational science videos, then the list below would be of great help. Some of the channels listed below have thousands of subscribers featuring some of the best science videos online.
Nearly two thirds of the contiguous United States was experiencing some level of drought by the end of August 2012, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. 39 percent of the nation suffered from severe to extreme drought. Though the numbers changed a bit in mid-September, the drought parched much of the interior United States and left both domestic and wild animals scrounging for food. The browning and withering of vegetation in the United States and northern Mexico is clear in this vegetation anomaly map based on data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. The map contrasts plant health in August 2012 (the most recent full month available) against the average conditions between 2002 and 2012. Brown areas show where plant growth, or “greenness,” was below normal; greens indicate vegetation that is more widespread or abundant than normal for the time of year.
For additional resources - for the classroom or to send home with your students - click here . Explore the Blue hosted a webinar series about how to incorporate easy-to-use Web 2.0 tools in your classroom. This series features tips and tricks on how you can utilize media and online resources that will help re-activate your students' minds.
"Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics....the foundation of industry and commerce in Georgia. The aerospace industry remains the states largest employer and an obvious opportunity for Georgia's future workforce. Preparation for those careers begins this year in schools across the state. The responsibility and privilege for inspiring our children in that direction rests squarely on the shoulders of our educators.
Tarzan’s chameleon, the spoon-billed sandpiper and the pygmy three-toed sloth have all topped a new list of the species closest to extinction released today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The list's creation and publication has received the backing of HRH The Duke of Cambridge KG KT who said: “This book does not merely tell us which species are most endangered, it shows us how we can save them. It challenges us to commit to safeguarding our priceless natural heritage for future generations”. For the first time ever, more than 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) have come together to identify 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. But conservationists fear they’ll be allowed to die out because none of these species provide humans with obvious benefits.
Seasonal change is all around us. Children see it in the length of a day, in the appearance of a flower, in the flight of a butterfly. Journey North is a free, Internet-based program that explores the interrelated aspects of seasonal change. Through interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them.
Welcome to the MapMaker Interactive This tutorial explains how to explore National Geographic Education's interactive GIS mapping tool and tools for customizing outline maps for print. Use the zoom bar to go from a world view to a local view (or in cartographic terms, from a large scale to a small scale).