Toolserver The Wikimedia Toolserver is a collaborative platform providing Unix hosting for various software tools written and used by Wikimedia editors. The service is operated by Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. with assistance from the Wikimedia Foundation. It consists of thirteen servers as outlined here. The contents of the live databases are replicated in three clusters: S1 (English Wikipedia), S2 (some major languages), S3 (all others), with varying degree of delay (often referred to as replag). Projects Please see Toolserver/Projects for a list of available tools and other content. 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. CLEARCLEAR is a collaboration with UC Berkeley and the University of Toronto.
Coleoptera David R. Maddison Click on an image to view larger version & data in a new window Ocean Life Education - About Us Ocean Life Education is an organisation brought about by necessity and passion. Richard Coward studied Marine Ecology at Queensland's Griffith University. He started his career running Underwater World education programs and went on to become Curator of Fishes at the famous Sunshine Coast tourist attraction. 50 Powerful Photos Capture Extraordinary Moments In The Wild These amazing photos show animals in a way that you’ve never seen them before. Each image serves as a reminder that we share the planet with some truly awe-inspiring creatures. John Chaney / National Geographic Ian Schofield / National Geographic
ngss.nsta.org/#dci Registration Now Open for New Virtual Conference: NGSS Practices in Action Are you looking for practical strategies for integrating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into your classroom? Join NSTA for an intensive one-day virtual conference to learn how to apply the NGSS practices with K-12 students. During this web-based professional learning opportunity participants will: Molecular Workbench Three Views of MW Senior Scientist and Molecular Workbench Developer Charles Xie, Researcher and Manager Amy Pallant, and Technology and Curriculum Developer Dan Damelin describe the history of Molecular Workbench and our vision for the future. Watch the Video undefinedundefinedundefined Selected Curriculum Modules World Migratory Bird Day World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. On the second weekend each May, people around the world take action and organize public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions to celebrate WMBD. Migratory birds connect all corners and almost every environment of the world along their migration paths. WMBD is a global event and also hopes to connect the world, and bring together organizations, governments and dedicated people to protect migratory birds for future generations.
Healthy News and Information These 25 Extremely Odd Things Are Happening On Earth RIGHT NOW. #5 Is Freaky. These photos might look like they come from an alien planet, but it turns out our own little Earth is capable of some truly weird stuff. All of these things occur naturally across the globe because of, like, science and stuff. A lot of the reasons why go over my head, but it’s all true. It’s easy to appreciate the wondrous beauty of Earth without knowing exactly how it happens. Free Resources Close If you are trying to view the videos from inside a school or university, your IT admin may need to enable streaming on your network. Please see the Internet Filtering section of our Technical Requirements page.
Alice Springs Desert Park - Central Australia - Gateway to the West MacDonnell National Park Home > Alice Springs Desert Park "People wonder what it is that is so special here and it is because everything comes here. We connect to it, we're a part of it. Our Country is our home, and we know all the sites and all the features, our rocks, our trees, our hills. We come up with our Country. Frozen Underground for 1,500 Years, a Moss Comes Back to Life - Wired Science Scientists drilling core samples of ancient moss from Antarctic moss banks. Photo: P. Boelen Scientists have an awesome word for things that look like they’re dead but aren’t really dead: cryptobiosis. Crypto for hidden, and biosis for life.
125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology Astronomy & Space Travel A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space) - Video - Recorded from August to October, 2011 at the International Space Station, this HD footage offers a brilliant tour of our planet and stunning views of the aurora borealis.A Universe from Nothing - Video - In 53 minutes, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss answers some big enchilada questions, including how the universe came from nothing.A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes - Video - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the moon for over a year. The footage gets compressed into 2 slick minutes.A Day on Earth (as Seen From Space) - Video - Astronaut Don Pettit trained his camera on planet Earth, took a photo once every 15 seconds, and then created a brilliant time-lapse film.Atlantis's Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center - Video - After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era comes to a close. Video runs 30 minutes. Physics
Territory Wildlife Park - home > Territory Wildlife Park Dingo Pastel Painting by AiP Artist Janelle Fisher 2011 Territory Wildlife Park is inviting artists and groups of artists to apply for the 2014 Artists-in-the-Park Program. Applications close on Friday 28th February 2014.