STEM Collaborative.org - Home Jeff Branzburg I attended EduCon 2.3 last weekend at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. It was an excellent experience. Hundreds of motivated, interesting, forward-thinking educators discussion ideas in education. This edition of my periodic cartoon posts consists of a quote or thought from each session I attended. Kind of like Tweets, but in a cartoon format. Hope you like it. Digital Activities For Visual Literacy | Gary G. Abud, Jr. Visual literacy is the ability to construct meaning from or communicate meaning through information presented in the form of an image. While it may seem like this could only be applicable to the elementary student, visual literacy pervades all subject areas, disciplines, and grade levels in schools. From identifying patterns, to understanding modern art, to interpreting and creating graphs, visual literacy is one of the most widely important skills students should develop while in K-12 schools. Teaching and practicing visual literacy, as well as making students’ thinking visible to others, has never been easier. Many activities and methodologies exist for incorporating visual literacy and making thinking visible in the classroom, but now mobile apps are able to help support the practices of visual literacy and visible thinking even more. If you’re new to visual literacy or visible thinking, there are plenty of resources out there online to get you familiarized. 1. 2. 4.
Math Literature, Math Resource Book, Math, Mathematics, Elementary Math Children's Math Literature Recent trends in education have focused on an integrated curriculum. Children learn best when subject matter is meaningful and useful, and literature brings meaning to math. David Whitin says, "Using math related children's literature can help children realize the variety of situations in which people use mathematics for real purposes" (1994). Thus, children can recognize how math will be helpful to them in the "real world." At The Reading Nook, the teachers realize the frustration felt by other teachers when they become responsible for teaching "one more thing." On this page, teachers and parents will find numerous math related children's books. Simply locate the desired math skill below, and click on the link below the image to view additional books related to that skill. The Reading Nook 4322 Stonehaven Dr.
How to build a pasta bridge - WD-STEM This is the Pasta Bridge that Munn built! Materials: -Paper for blueprint (11 x 17 inches) -1/2 box linguine (or spaghetti) -10-12 glue sticks (4 inch mini's) -Mini-hot glue (low-temp) -Block (5 x 5 x 2 cm) -Eye-hook (with nut and washer) STEP 2: Blueprint. <<Must "span" 35 cm. *This is an adaptation of the Whipple Truss. *I added extra diagonal supports to the center (around where the block will be.) **In my next design, I'll have the diagonals meet exactly in the center, rather than off-center. STEP 3: Glue two strands of pasta together the length of the truss along the bottom. STEP 4: Glue the outside frame and verticals. STEP 5: GLUE the diagonals. as illustrated, glue then cut off the extra...carefully! STEP 6: Do it again! STEP 7: BLUEPRINT #2: The bottom frame (a.k.a. <<Notice the cross bars of the bottom frame line up with the vertical braces on the truss. STEP 8: GLUE the frame for the bottom. <<Top view. STEP 14: TEST!
Multimètre - mesure de la tension Mesurer une tension comporte des risques, la mesure s'effectuant par définition « sous tension », donc en présence de courant électrique. Ces risques dépendent de la nature et de la valeur de la tension à mesurer, mais plus encore des conditions dans lesquelles nous allons devoir effectuer nos relevés. Il convient en outre de savoir régler et calibrer son appareil de mesure selon les valeurs attendues, et en interpréter les résultats. Tension entre quoi et quoi ? La tension est la principale condition à la formation de « courant électrique ». La tension, ou différence de potentiel se mesure entre deux points d'un circuit, comme si nous mesurions la différence d'altitude entre deux lieux. Cette notion de potentiel est très importante, car le voltmètre (fonction de « mesure de tension » d'un multimètre) ne donne pas le niveau de charge électrique de chacun des points, mais seulement la différence entre ces derniers. Entre deux potentiels de 230V, le multimètre nous indiquera 0V de tension.
37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom 37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom There are a lot of great technology tools out there for teachers that can make it easier to connect with other educators, get ideas for classroom activities, and find inspiration. One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place. Educators who are curious about Pinterest should sign up for an invitation today (it’s still invite only, but it doesn’t take long to get an invitation) and start creating their own amazing collections of pins. Pinterest is ideal for getting inspired on a wide range of topics. Get inspiration for decorating your classroom. You’ll find a wealth of lessons and ideas on Pinterest to look through. Swap lesson plans. Develop your teaching skills and connect with other professionals using these Pinterest ideas. Find inspiration.
Find the Factors | A Multiplication Based Logic Puzzle The 10 Best STEM Resources By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: mathematics, science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Curriculum Resources Exploratorium Provides interactives, web features, activities, programs, and events for K-12. Professional Development STEM Education Resource Center Provides nearly 4,000 science, technology, engineering and math resources for PreK-5, 6-12 as well as free, self-paced modules for teachers teaching global climate change to middle school and high school students.