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EarthSky - Earth, Space, Human World, Tonight. - News and Articles on Science and Technology. Videos | MIT+K12 Videos. Nuclear Science 101 A collaboration with MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and the MIT Nuclear Reactor will bring 5 episodes on nuclear science to YouTube in the summer of 2017. This series applies research on communicating complex and controversial science and technology topics, as well as learning sciences research on teaching through misconceptions. Applying research from Professor Laura Schulz’s Early Childhood Cognition Lab in the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, this series is designed to encourage preschoolers and their parents to think like scientists. Join 6-year-old Yana as she and her cartoon hippo and ostrich friends learn about experiments, sampling, and evidence through disappearing hot dogs and gum ball machines! Our flagship web series hosted and co-written by MIT students, with episodes on everything from the physics of skydiving, featuring the MIT Skydiving Club, to humanoid robot brains.

Physics Demos. SERC. Sally Ride Science – Promoting learning and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Welcome To Science Diction. This is a part of Science Diction, a series digging into the scientific origin stories behind our words and language. Find all our stories and previous issues here. Science doesn’t exist in a silo. Scientists use words and language just like us. Encoded in the language they use are etymologies, histories, and stories that often stretch back centuries—some even bleeding into the words we use in our everyday life. This summer, we’ll send you a weekly email, each featuring a single word and unearthing the scientific origin story behind it.

So, for all the word nerds and etymology enthusiasts, the logophiles and language lovers, the history buffs and story seekers, this one’s for you. The Origin Of The Word ‘Alcohol’ “The cause of (and solution to) all life’s problems” is derived from Arabic. The Origin Of The Word ‘Meme’ What does LOLcats have to do with evolutionary biology? The Origin Of The Word ‘Tuberculosis’ Why did we stop calling the disease ‘consumption’? The Origin Of The Word ‘Sun’ Welcome to SciStarter. Science Happens! Ed and Periodic Videos.

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So often in teaching when we try something new we wonder, “Why haven’t I done this all along??” Maybe it’s a grading technique or a behavior management strategy that you’ve implemented that you look back and can’t believe you ever taught without. This is how I feel about my classroom before I started doing Prime Times. Prime Times are my fancy words for bell ringers, but I really see them more as daily quizzes. They have become the foundation of my classroom routine and my #1 tool for formatively assessing students. If you haven’t tried daily bell ringers yet or you haven’t enjoyed doing them, keep reading as I tell you 3 reasons why they are so effective AND 5 strategies for making them reduce your workload and not add to it. First, I love Prime Times because I truly believe that the most important time of the class period, the “Prime Time”, is the first 5 minutes.

Third, I love Prime Times because they motivate students to think about my class daily. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dominic Walliman DONUT OF KNOWLEDGE. Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion. BIOLOGY Quantified "selves": a smartphone tool to meet your microbes – *faircompanies. Our bodies, our homes, our things— everything on earth is covered in a cloud of microbes, and while we are more likely to worry about pathogens, the beneficial microbes can help fight diabetes, obesity, and even save our lives (in the case of fecal transplants). “We think that the microbes that are on our skin and in our mouth and in our gut and in our pet and in our plants and animals, they play important roles in our health,” explains UC Davis microbiologist Jonathan Eisen, “and so we’d really like to get people to think about them more.”

For over 25 years the medical world has flirted with the the “hygiene hypothesis”: the idea that exposure to dirt and animals, especially when you’re young, lowers the risk of autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes, allergies and asthma. “In the last 10 years there’s been much more convincing evidence that the mechanism behind that is introducing more microbial diversity,” explains Eisen. [*All microbe footage was filmed with a MicrobeScope]. NSTA.