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: Exploratorium: Things To Do & Make Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Microscope Imaging Station What do stem cells, fruit flies, and zebrafish look like under a microscope? World Class Inquiry Science On Inquiry Science “Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all.” –Isaac Asimov The core philosophy behind inquiry-based, student-centered learning is that students learn best while doing science rather than merely reading about this or that aspect of science. This pedagogy captures the sense of exhilaration around the sense of discovery in this engagement, inviting students to become active agents in their own learning.
Our Projects Automated Scoring for Argumentation In addition to promoting students’ understanding of Earth’s complex systems, this project supports students’ scientific argumentation practices through real-time automated scoring, diagnostics, and feedback. BigDataOur understanding of what K-12 students learn from engineering design is limited. BigData responds to this problem by developing cutting-edge process analytics for K-12 engineering design research. Building ModelsMichigan State University and the Concord Consortium are collaborating to examine how to support secondary school students in constructing and revising models based on disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts to explain scientific phenomena and solve problems.
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. 50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science Teachers A 21st-century education revolves around the Internet for everything from collaboration, tools, lessons, and even earning degrees online. If you are looking for ways to integrate online learning into your science class or science degree programs, then take a look at these cool online tools that are just perfect for both teachers and students. Science Tools to Use with Students These tools offer opportunities for learning about climate, cells, the human body, nature, and more. ChemiCool. Share this periodic table with your class for an easy to use tool with information on each of the specific elements.GPS Activities and Lesson Plans.
Draw a Scientist Details Description The sequence of activities presented here—Draw-a-Scientist and the Mystery Box Redux—were designed to help students better understand the nature of science (NOS) and engage them in the process of scientific inquiry. Texas Girls Collaborative Project (TxGCP) - STEM Resources On this page: K-12 STEM Outreach Hands-on Activities, Videos, Posters and MoreSTEM Program DirectoriesEffective STEM Messaging ResourcesK-12 STEM Outreach Program Assessment Resources K-12 STEM Outreach Hands-on Activities, Videos, Posters and More Find web sites, activities and television programs related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Also find additional resources and information in a recent TxGCP presentations:
Get Biotech Smart: Video Podcasts Careers in Biotechnology 30 minutes Through this course, students will explore the many careers in biotechnology. Students of all age levels will learn more about biotechnology, what types of fields are included in biotechnology, and how their skills and strengths can apply in one or multiple careers in biotechnology. Careers highlighted include Research & Development; Regulatory Affairs & Health and Safety; Sales, Marketing & Technical Support; and Administration & Management.
Interactive Ear tool showing how the ear works by Amplifon The ear is the organ which controls hearing and balance, allowing us to understand our surroundings and position ourselves correctly. It is split into three parts: outer, middle and inner. This guide will take you through each part of the ear in turn, answering those essential questions – what are the parts, what do they do, and how? Harvard STEM Teaching Videos Posted on May 28th, 2013 by Mary Lord Looking for a way to make probability come to life in your multicultural math class and assess which students “got it?” How about a fun activity that gives high-school students a hands-on feel for fundamental calculus concepts and also meets state content standards? The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for for Astrophysics has compiled a digital video library full of curriculum-enhancing lessons, assessment tools, and case studies - all developed and used by teachers in their classrooms.
This Is What A Scientist Looks Like Announcing our new podcast! We’re excited to announce the brand-new This is What a Scientist Sounds Like podcast, which will also be featured on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, a nationally syndicated family radio show distributed by PRX. The series will feature scientists sharing what it is they do and how they ended up there.