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Lawrence Hall of Science - 24/7 Science How fast does the wind blow? What makes things sticky? Where do insects live and plants grow? What is the best way to clean up the environment? How do humans measure up in the animal kingdom? So many questions—and so many ways to find answers! Bridge Builders How Fast Is the Wind Gooo! Filling Without Spilling Parachute Drop Crystals Bird Beaks Sticky Situations Oil Spill How Old is Your Penny? Measure Yourself Where Do Plants Grow? Bug Hunt! Afterschool KidzScience AfterSchool KidzScience™ kits are designed specifically for children in grades 3 - 5 in out-of-school settings. Check Out Science Check Out Science makes doing science with your family easy, no scientific expertise necessary. Explore Your World You don't have to trek through a rainforest, blast off for space, or dive to the deep sea to explore your world. Roadside Heritage Roadside Heritage is an informal science educational project with its origins in the stunning landscape of the Eastern Sierra along the 395 scenic byway. Save Sam! Mr.

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms Glossary Home | Text Version Designed to help learners at any level better understand genetic terms Guided by national science standards Explained by scientists at the NIH The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. Enter a search term or explore the list of terms by selecting a letter from the alphabet on the left and then select from the terms revealed. The Talking Glossary At the bottom of most pages in the Talking Glossary are links to help you get the most out of this glossary.

Rutas Cervantes :: Paris :: Instituto Cervantes :: Ruta Rayuela La Anécdota A la hora de diseñar la cubierta de Rayuela, Julio Cortázar tiene claro que quiere una rayuela. El 8 de octubre de 1962, durante el proceso de producción del libro, le escribe a Paco Porrúa, su editor en Sudamericana: "Voy a ir el sábado a las librerías de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, y miraré los álbumes de Brassaï y otros fotógrafos en busca de una rayuela€". Debió ser ese día que compró Graffitis, fotolibro publicado por Brassaï el año anterior. Juan Manuel Bonet La Sugerencia "Cuantos viajeros no han buscado la rue de Seine para asomarse al arco que da al Quai de Conti en un atardecer de diciembre y tratar de distinguir sobre el Pont des Arts la figura delgada de una mujer inclinada sobre el agua"€ asevera el autor de la ruta de Rayuela, el escritor José María Conget. Ese pequeño "€œpasadizo"€ en el que comienza la novela es el punto sugerido e inevitable de la ruta, el número uno de nuestro recorrido.

Weddell Seal Population Count Activity | Polar Geospatial Center Weddell Seal Population Count Activity An adult Weddell Seal on the sea ice in Antarctica (photo: Michelle LaRue) Background Knowing ‘how many’ of any animal is one of the first questions researchers seek to answer when they study a population. Getting that answer is not always easy. If you wanted to know how many robins were in your county how would you do that? Many people think seals are easy to count. Activity: Introduction Students can help scientists in the field monitor the Weddell seal population in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Teachers & Students: Help us count seals! We have created a Seal Counting Activity for students to do in the classroom. Activity: Downloads The ZIP file below contains all the project files, zipped into one convenient download. Download all project files as a ZIP ZIP contents Individual downloads: Right-click and "Save Link As..." or click to open in browser. All satellite imagery © DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Concept Maps Used as a learning and teaching technique, concept mapping visually illustrates the relationships between concepts and ideas. Often represented in circles or boxes, concepts are linked by words and phrases that explain the connection between the ideas, helping students organize and structure their thoughts to further understand information and discover new relationships. Most concept maps represent a hierarchical structure, with the overall, broad concept first with connected sub-topics, more specific concepts, following. Concept Map Example Definition of a Concept Map A concept map is a type of graphic organizer used to help students organize and represent knowledge of a subject. Benefits of Concept Mapping Concept mapping serves several purposes for learners: How to Build a Concept Map Concept maps are typically hierarchical, with the subordinate concepts stemming from the main concept or idea. Start with a main idea, topic, or issue to focus on. Then determine the key concepts

The Energy Story Energy is one of the most fundamental parts of our universe. We use energy to do work. Energy lights our cities. Energy powers our vehicles, trains, planes and rockets. Energy from the sun gives us light during the day. Everything we do is connected to energy in one form or another. Energy is defined as: "the ability to do work." When we eat, our bodies transform the energy stored in the food into energy to do work. Cars, planes, light bulbs, boats and machinery also transform energy into work. Work means moving something, lifting something, warming something, lighting something. There are many sources of energy. The forms of energy we will look at include: Electricity Biomass Energy - energy from plants Geothermal Energy Fossil Fuels - Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Hydro Power and Ocean Energy Nuclear Energy Solar Energy Wind Energy Transportation Energy You can start with Chapter 1: Energy - What Is It?

Magnifying the Universe Embed this infographic on your site! <iframe width="500" height="323" scrolling="no" src=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br />Copyright 2012. <a href=" the Universe</a> by <a href=" Sleuth</a>. The above is an interactive infographic. Introduction: This interactive infographic from Number Sleuth accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms. While other sites have tried to magnify the universe, no one else has done so with real photographs and 3D renderings. We hope you have a blast magnifying the universe, know that each time you zoom in a depth, you're magnifying the universe 10x ... and every time you zoom out, the bigger objects are 1/10th of their prior size. How To Use: Credits:

The MRC Molecular Haematology Unit Leafsnap on SciStarter Leafsnap is an exciting new mobile app that is designed to help citizen scientists identify and locate tree species from photographs and ultimately help the scientific world develop a better understanding of biodiversity. Developed by Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution, Leafsnap contains a unique visual recognition software that helps users identify species from the photographs taken straight from your iphone or ipad. The app is completely free and will be the first in a series of apps that takes advantage of the newly developed recognition software. The app also contains high-resolution photos of the leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and bark of all sorts of species, and is a wonderful visual field guide. The app is very user friendly and easy to use. This Leafsnap website shows the tree species included so far, a visual map of the collectors that have recently contributed, and more information on the project.

40 Android Apps A few weeks ago I invited readers to share their favorite iPad apps for the classroom, and the comments section features several good suggestions. Last week I asked readers to share their favorite Android apps for the classroom, and… well… we didn’t end up with nearly as many suggestions. I do not own an Android device, but I spent some time searching for apps that might prove useful for pedagogical purposes, and the list below is the result. (I’ve also made this information available as a spreadsheet on GoogleDrive, which you are free to copy and re-use however you like.) In the comments section below, please share any additional suggestions you have of Android apps for the classroom. 1Password Price: FreeDownload from Google PlayDeveloper: AgileBits“Have you ever forgotten a password? Attendance Blackboard Mobile Learn Blogger Price: FreeDownload from Google PlayDeveloper: Google“With the Blogger app for Android, you can quickly and easily publish posts to your blog wherever you are.” Deck

BBC One - Bang Goes the Theory - Hands-on Science 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang Explanation: What does the universe look like on small scales? Tomorrow's picture: dust before galaxies Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)NASA Official: Phillip Newman Specific rights apply.NASA Web Privacy Policy and Important NoticesA service of:ASD at NASA / GSFC& Michigan Tech.


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