The FunWorks: For Careers You Never Knew Existed This Web site is about careers. Not just the interesting ones other people have, but the ones YOU can have. Don't know where to start? Well, dive right in and: EXPLORE many different areas, not just the ones that seem obvious. THINK about what you enjoy. NAE Connects Educators with Experts As a teacher, you’re supposed to have all the answers–but you know that sometimes, you just don’t. What if you always had an engineering expert to provide inspiration and advice? The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recently announced the launch of LinkEngineering, a new website that connects preK-12 teachers with engineering experts, fellow educators, lesson plans, tips, and tools. It will empower educators to implement engineering education in classrooms and out-of-school settings, providing the first-ever platform for K-12 teachers and informal educators to work and learn as a community to improve precollege engineering education. The innovative new site is the result of collaboration between Achieve Inc., the National Science Teachers Association, the American Society for Engineering Education, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, and the Council of State Science Supervisors following sponsorship by Chevron.
BUILDING BIG: Home Page Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. Here are the main features of the site: Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels. The Labs Try your hand at our interactive engineering labs. The Challenges Take on the challenges of building big. Wonders of the World Databank Explore our databank of big structures. Exhibits Collection New Englanders have a saying: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." Weather forecasts may be more stable in other parts of the world, but the basic idea stands. Weather is dynamic, the product of interacting forces we are only beginning to understand.
A New Way to Reach Mars Safely, Anytime and on the Cheap Getting spacecraft to Mars is quite a hassle. Transportation costs can soar into the hundreds of millions of dollars, even when blasting off during "launch windows"—the optimal orbital alignments of Earth and Mars that roll around only every 26 months. A huge contributor to that bottom line? The hair-raising arrivals at the Red Planet. Spacecraft screaming along at many thousands of kilometers per hour have to hit the brakes hard, firing retrorockets to swing into orbit. Get Biotech Smart: Video Podcasts Careers in Biotechnology 30 minutes Through this course, students will explore the many careers in biotechnology. Career Café: Career Interest Resources Elementary, Middle and High School Career Café is an opportunity for students to learn about careers from individuals in their community. One of my biggest success as a school counselor has been starting a Career Café at my school. Students absolutely love Career Café, it is a blast to host, and it meets ASCA Student Standard in the Career Domain. Career Cafe can also be geared toward any level - elementary, middle, or high school!I have gotten tons of inquiries and questions about hosting a Career Café. I am creating a series of posts to explain Career Café in greater detail and provide you with the tools you need to start a Career Café at your school.
Make Tinker Trays I started a new job last week. I am the new atelierista (art teacher) at a Reggio based preschool close to where I live and I just love love love it! Reggio is a play based approach that I learned about several years ago and immediately fell in love with. There are several key elements to the Reggio approach to learning, which I will be sharing more and more about over time. Today, I want to focus on the idea of the environment as the teacher, a Reggio essential. Medical Technology, 1915 [Slideshow] Email X-Ray Van In World War I armies relied on mobile “Roentgen ray” outfits to provide x-ray images. This version, from 1904, in a Panhard-Levassor truck, had a dynamo to produce electricity for the apparatus.....[ More ] In World War I armies relied on mobile “Roentgen ray” outfits to provide x-ray images. This version, from 1904, in a Panhard-Levassor truck, had a dynamo to produce electricity for the apparatus.[ Less ] [ Link to this slide ]
Student Science Hunt is on for new Planet Nine For a planet that hasn’t technically been discovered yet, Planet Nine is generating a lot of buzz. Astronomers have not yet found a new planet orbiting the sun. Yet some remote icy bodies are dropping clues that a giant orb may be lurking on the fringes of the solar system.Six hunks of ice in the debris field beyond Neptune travel on orbits that are aligned with one another. Planetary scientists... 16:40 PM, February 3, 2016 Planets, Mathematics Readability Score: 7.9 Bright night lights, big science In polar regions of the world, a dazzling light show often plays out in the night sky. It's called an aurora.
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