NAGC recognizes the challenges that educators experience when faced with providing students with high-level coursework in the STEM fields. In this section, you will find resources that can provide a framework for addressing those issues. Cogito.org was developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), in collaboration with TIP at Duke University, CTD at Northwestern, RMTS at U. of Denver, the Belin-Blank Center at U. of Iowa, C-MITES at Carnegie Mellon, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, the Center for Excellence in Education, and Science Service.
If your family took you on a vacation to the seashore when you were a small child, you probably remember the exhilarating feeling of digging into the wet sand with a plastic shovel. As the hole got bigger and deeper, you naturally wondered what would happen if you just kept digging and digging. How deep could you get? Would you really eventually pop up out of the ground somewhere in China, as your big sister or brother tried to get you to believe? Unfortunately, you never got to find out, because just as you were starting to make some real progress, it was time to pack up the beach umbrella, and go get an ice-cream cone and take a 10-cent ride on the mechanical pony on the boardwalk.
Earth's magnetic field reversed extremely rapidly soon after modern humans first arrived in Europe, completely flip-flopping in less than a thousand years. Earth's magnetic field reversed extremely rapidly soon after modern humans first arrived in Europe, completely flip-flopping in less than a thousand years, new research suggests. PHOTOS: Earth Perspectives Through the Ages These findings, detailed Oct. 15 in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, could shed light on how and why magnetic field reversals happen, and how they leave Earth vulnerable to solar and space radiation, the study scientists said.
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Follow Sarah Brightman on her journey to Russia's Star City to begin her medical assessment for spaceflight. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News Soprano superstar Sarah Brightman has confirmed that she's planning a flight to the International Space Station and hopes to sing a song in orbit — but not until after she finishes up the worldwide concert tour that she's just about to start. We've basically known about Brightman's spaceflight gig since August , but today's news conference in Moscow gave the British singer a chance to talk about the multimillion-dollar orbital tour. She told reporters that she's had an "incredible desire" to go into outer space since childhood. In fact, seeing the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 "actually inspired me and gave me the courage to go into the career that I have," the 52-year-old said.
At first glance these photos by Andre Ermolaev look like twisting abstract paintings, but in reality are aerial photos of rivers flowing through Iceland’s endless beds of volcanic ash. Given its name and stereotypical depiction it’s somewhat surprising to learn that the small country named after ice is home to no less than 30 active volcanic systems. You’ll remember the eruption of the massive Grímsvötn volcano just last year that spewed some 120 million tons of ash in the first 48 hours and snarled air traffic for days. Of his photographs Ermolaev says: Iceland is a wonderful country; I would even say that it is a true paradise for all the photo shooting-lovers.
Feature Asteroid 2012 DA14 Earth Flyby ...or explore missions and their technology in more detail. Watch Curiosity (MSL) land on Mars, ride with Juno on its way to Jupiter, or learn about the power systems behind Curiosity and other missions. Already taken a tour? Jump in and start exploring the Solar System on your own.
This set of graphs shows variation in the amount and the depth of water detected beneath NASA's Mars rover Curiosity by use of the rover's Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument at different ... The image, at lower left, is annotated to show where the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took measurement on a rock outcrop (Spot 39) and on loose soil ...
The tests available on this web site were developed by a team of researchers in the Science Education Department of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The content of the questions is based on published studies of science misconceptions and the NRC National Science Education Standards. Research scientists in the specific content areas evaluated draft questions for scientific accuracy and the development team iterated revisions with the scientists until all comments were resolved.
Welcome to the fourth-grade science fair, with its baking-soda volcanoes, bread mold grown in drawers, proud parents and thoughtful judges. The teachers can't help but wonder if the young would-be scientists can tell good science from bad. In science, how is critical thinking best taught? This question may be answered by David Klahr, PhD, a psychology professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and Milena Nigam, a research associate at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Biomedical Informatics. They have new evidence that "direct instruction"--explicit teaching about how to design unconfounded experiments--most effectively helps elementary school students transfer their mastery of this important aspect of the scientific method from one experiment to another. Their assertion is based on years of research, including a controlled study presented in March at the U.S.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on Sunday, 26 December 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra , Indonesia.
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Like many good things in life , the inspiration for Bottle Biology arose unexpectedly — in this case from a pile of autumn leaves. While raking his garden, Paul Williams, a professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, asked himself what might be going on in the middle of the large compost pile he was creating. Why not put some of the leaves in an empty soda bottle and watch them to find out, he wondered. The result: The Decomposition Column and the beginning of Bottle Biology.
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The Dippy Bird (also called the Drinking Bird or the Dunking Bird) is a popular novelty item or toy in the United States and other countries. A Dippy Bird has the following parts: Two equal-sized, hollow glass bulbs A long glass tube that connects the bulbs Fuzzy, water-absorbent material covering the head Two plastic legs with a pivot connection Methylene chloride in the abdomen. Methylene chloride is an industrial paint stripper and solvent (one thing that dissolves easily in methylene chloride is caffeine, so you can use methylene chloride to decaffeinate things -- see Question 480 ). Methylene chloride helps makes a Dippy Bird work because it evaporates very easily -- it boils at just 100 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). To operate the Dippy Bird, you get its head wet.