Girls, Gaming and Gender Stereotypes I’ve shared this Lego Gender Remix site before but it is so powerful in what it does that it is always worth sharing out again. I used this site yesterday in my class of sixth graders as we begin diving into the concepts of our Digital Life unit, in which we explore technology and media from a variety of angles. Talking to 11 year olds about the permanence of the web and technology … it’s an eye-opening experience for many of them. One of the many angles we explore is advertising and gender stereotyping (a term which is relatively unfamiliar to them and which leads to a long discussion about cultural values placed on gender). If you spend time with the Lego Remixer site, you’ll see why it is so powerful for this conversation. By mixing the media of a “boys’ commercial” with the media of a “girls’ commercial,” you can deconstruct the stereotypes embedded in the advertising.
ApE- A plasmid Editor Gatekeeper will report that the application is damaged and will prevent ApE from running. You have to go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General. Check "Allow software downloaded from anywhere" to allow ApE to run. Appearntly, right click on ApE and select "Open" will not work to bypass Gatekeeper on all systems.
STEM Education Resource Center Welcome to PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center! Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources for Grades PreK-12 PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content. On-line broadband access and digital media are dramatically changing the opportunities available to the nation’s educators improving STEM education. Our recent national educator survey (Grunwald, 2009) indicates that more teachers than ever before are turning to digital media resources to help their students understand concepts, practice new skills and engage in exciting, authentic learning experiences.
Cambridge Digital Library - University of Cambridge Cambridge University Library holds the largest and most important collection of the scientific works of Isaac Newton (1642-1727). Newton was closely associated with Cambridge. He came to the University as a student in 1661, graduating in 1665, and from 1669 to 1701 he held the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics. Under the regulations for this Chair, Newton was required to deposit copies of his lectures in the University Library. What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas A Word About Creating QR Codes I almost always create QR codes on a desktop or laptop computer. That’s because I usually like to display them on a project screen, and my laptop is already connected to that. If I want to print or incorporate the QR code into a document, I’ll probably be doing that from my desktop or laptop. If you make your code on your iPad and want to save it, there’s not a good way to name it, which can be problem since all QR codes look similar. Oftentimes when someone makes a QR code on his or her iPad, I’m asked the question, “How do I get this on my laptop so I can print it?”
A quantum accelerometer is being built for navy submarines Physicists in the UK are developing an accelerometer for the Royal Navy, based on the quantum interference of ultracold atoms. The device will allow submarines to pinpoint their position underwater to within 1 m after travelling one day, without having to surface to use GPS. This is much better than is possible with current accelerometers, which are accurate to within 1 km after a day's travel. With further development, the device could be used for oil exploration or even to do "gravity scans" of concealed objects. Resources - FEI Company FEI is proud to support customers that demonstrate a deeper understanding of the microscopic world in order to advance health, standards of living, safety, and productivity in our world. We share their passion and their dedication, and we focus all of our capabilities and commitment on one thing. Their success. FEI fosters community with customers through various programs intended to educate, engage and share success. Quick Links
<Advanced Lab Teaching Resources> This page provides a map to our online teaching resources for advanced laboratories at Haverford College Physics. We have three labs that effectively fall in this category. Most unusally, our sophomore-level labs cover much of the material usually taught in Jr. lab. A Science Odyssey Access Instructions | Technical Notes and Help | Web Site Credits | D WGBH | PBS Online | Search | Printable Version | Feedback | Shop
Favorite Web Tools of 2014 Just before the year finishes, here are my favorite web tools in 2014. Evernote should certainly be the first on this list! I have been using it as my e-notebook for a long time. Also, the students in my 1:1 iPad class are using it as their electronic portfolios. They take their notes on the lessons, write their reflections, and keep their products online. It’s great that writing notes on their Evernote has turned into a habit for me and for them!
Ask Ethan #37: The Earth’s Motion Through The Galaxy — Starts With A Bang! Qualitatively, you know that the planets move about the Sun in ellipses; that’s what we learn from Kepler’s laws, Newton’s laws, and Einstein’s laws, among others. But the picture on the left — that clearly shows the planets and elliptical orbits — is not accurate in terms of scale. It’s not accurate as far as the true shape, size, or amount of eccentricity is concerned. Even though they look far less like ellipses (and far more like circles), the diagram on the right, above, is what the planetary orbits look like quantitatively. Let’s take another example that you may be familiar with (and that I brought up recently here): the orbit of the Moon. You know that the Moon revolves around the Earth with a period of just under a month, while the Earth revolves around the Sun with a period of twelve months.
Best of the Web: Hamamatsu Learning Center The acquisition and processing of digital images is an essential aspect of biological research. While it is easy to learn how to acquire images with one’s lab microscope, that it not the same as gaining an understanding of the underlying principles of image acquisition and optimization. Fortunately, the Hamamatsu Learning Center provides a great number of free resources designed to teach researchers basic concepts in digital imaging technology. The site contains a number of interactive Flash/Java tutorials that cover topics such as dynamic range, image processing, resolution, and analog-to-digital conversion.
Neuroscience For Kids The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!! Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. Royal Society journal archive made permanently free to access 26 October 2011 Around 60,000 historical scientific papers are accessible via a fully searchable online archive, with papers published more than 70 years ago now becoming freely available. The Royal Society is the world’s oldest scientific publisher, with the first edition of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society appearing in 1665. Henry Oldenburg – Secretary of the Royal Society and first Editor of the publication – ensured that it was “licensed by the council of the society, being first reviewed by some of the members of the same”, thus making it the first ever peer-reviewed journal. Philosophical Transactions had to overcome early setbacks including plague, the Great Fire of London and even the imprisonment of Oldenburg, but against the odds the publication survived to the present day.