Human the movie HUMAN, a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Turn on the Closed Captions (CC) to know the countries where the images were filmed and the first name of the interviewees. What is it that makes us human ? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry ? 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.
7 Wonderful TED Talks on Learning from Failure To err is human and acknowledging one's mistakes is the first step towards learning not to do them again. The best thing about making mistakes is the learning that comes out of them. Mistakes are indicative of an ongoing healthy process of learning. We all make mistakes and sometimes we even commit errors ( errors are considered to be much more severe than mistakes ) but we definitely differ in the way we look at our mistakes. Evolution News Mar. 15, 2016 — Previous analyses of the hominins from Sima de los Huesos in 2013 showed that their maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA was distantly related to Denisovans, extinct relatives of Neanderthals in ... read more Mar. 15, 2016 — A pregnant Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed Montana 68 million years ago may be the key to discerning gender differences between theropod, or meat-eating dinosaur, ... read more Mar. 14, 2016 — The fossilized remains of a new horse-sized dinosaur reveal how Tyrannosaurus rex and its close relatives became top ... read more
Summer Projects to Keep Your Homeschooler Active - Homeschool.com Following, is a guest blog post from Homeschool.com reader Ken–Summer Projects to Keep Your Homeschooler Active. During the summer, children tend to give caution to the wind and spend their time doing anything other than educational activities. Just because the summer is upon us, it doesn’t mean we can slack and postpone learning. There are many activities that a homeschooling student, or any student for that matter, can do throughout the summer that doesn’t feel like education. These experiments can be a great source of entertainment as they use a variety of skills in order to complete each one.
Sea Shepherd Did to a Swimming Pool What Humans Do to the Oceans Plastic pollution is recognized as a massive, global environmental issue, responsible for the deaths of over a million marine animals each year. It is a danger to all marine life including birds, sharks, turtles and marine mammals, causing injury and death through drowning, entanglement, or starvation following ingestion. It is also a danger to human life. On Earth Day on April 22, 2016, Sea Shepherd Global teamed-up with Shanghai-based creative agency, Fred & Farid, to shine a spotlight on the massive issue of plastic pollution in our oceans. 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
100 Incredible Science Lectures For The Flipped Classroom Open source, for both the classroom and the self-educator, proves an absolutely swoon-worthy digital ocean of information. Unsurprisingly, the sciences thrive in such a climate, with the Internet positively flooded with panels, lectures, Q&As, talks, complete and incomplete classes, demonstrations, and other conduits through which education flows. Our 2009 listing featured some of the best around, but it didn’t even scratch the surface of available content. Adding an additional 100 on top of that won’t, either! All the same, though, that doesn’t mean we’ll stop showcasing some great viewing, reading, and listening from the most impassioned researchers! STEM Behind Hollywood by Texas Instruments Scientists and experts who consult on Hollywood films and TV worked alongside leading math and science educators to create free classroom activities for TI-Nspire CX™ handhelds, TI-Nspire™ Teacher and Student Software, and TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad. These activities center around the math and science behind Hollywood themes like zombies, superheroes, space and forensics, and they give students the chance to solve problems just like real-life scientists using the concepts behind their favorite movies and TV shows. TI’s STEM education advocate Her role as one of TV’s most endearing nerds — Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory — is hardly a stretch for TI’s brand ambassador, the Emmy-nominated actress Mayim Bialik. “STEM Behind Hollywood introduces students to what it looks and feels like to be a scientist. We're making math and science from movies and TV come to life by giving the concepts a visual representation with TI-Nspire™ technology.”
Science in 6 seconds: The best of Vine GE hosted a contest to make super-short science videos for Vine and the results feature some really clever, nifty little clips. The downside: This compilation is more than 4 minutes of 6-second videos. After a little while, the individual clips lose some of their punch. Plus, with just 6 seconds (and no explanatory interstitials) there are inevitably some Vines where what's going on is not going to be clear to everybody. And, unfortunately, GE doesn't seem to take the time to explain. Video for the English classroom For the language teacher, YouTube may be nothing less than one of the best sources of material the classroom has ever seen. In this article, I would like to share 12 clips that I have used in my own classroom. I hope that each clip will be representative of a type of video that may be of particular interest to language teachers. Note: In this article, we will be examining a number of clips that are hosted on the video-sharing site YouTube. Unfortunately, the site is blocked in a number of countries and in such cases the clips will not be accessible.
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: Explore the practices modeling, explanation and argumentation, and engineeringLearn about specific strategies by grade level and disciplineAsk questions of NGSS expertsEngage in dialogue with science educators from across the country Hone your understanding of NGSS and discover methods to use in your classroom right away during this can’t-miss opportunity.
Protest Music - All About Protest Music - Protest Music Overview What's so great about protest music? The most remarkable thing about protest music is that it helps people realize they're not alone in feeling a spirit of dissent against certain injustices, whether on a personal or more overarching governmental level. Great protest songs by artists like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie are so infectious, you can't help but sing along.