10 Best Channels for STEM Education on YouTube Was Formula 1 in your syllabus growing up? Probably not, but times are changing. As of this year, Formula 1 cars have made the grade, and will be appearing in public school curriculum. When you look at the speed and design of our racecars and their performance on the track, NASCAR represents a unique platform to teach math and science. Acceleration Nation isn’t alone in pushing for STEM education. Why Is STEM so Important? The STEM acronym breaks down into four disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM education prioritizes active sub-disciplines like astronomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, civil engineering, mathematical biology, nanotechnology, neurobiology, and robotics – to name just a few. We need to be raising the next generation of critical thinkers and innovators; more, we need motivated teachers who can connect the dots. But Why Is It so Critical? Reason #1 – For our children. It’s the technology age. Reason #2 – For the world. STEM is an American concept.
Los Planetas del Sistema Solar Su Trayectoria, Datos y Caracteristicas Inicio » Temas Científicos » Los Planetas del Sistema Solar Su Trayectoria, Datos y Caracteristicas LOS PLANETAS DEL SISTEMA SOLAR: El sistema solar consta de nueve planetas. A todos ellos, excepto Mercurio y Venus, los acompañan satélites en número variable, desde la Tierra, que solamente tiene uno (la Luna), hasta Júpiter, alrededor del cual giran once. Entre Marte y Júpiter hay multitud de pequeños cuerpos, cuyo número sobrepasa los dos millares. Además de la Tierra, los planetas se dividen en dos grupos claramente diferenciados. La excentricidad orbital de los planetas aumenta de manera inversa a su diámetro: en los más grandes alcanza algunas centésimas y crece notablemente para los pequeños. Planeta Mercurio: El pequeño y rocoso planeta Mercurio tiene el nombre del veloz mensajero de los dioses romanos, por su rápido paso a través del cielo, visto desde la Tierra. MERCURIO El planeta más próximo al Sol. Planeta Venus, es el planeta que está más cercano a la Tierra.
Electricity for kids - and everyone else: A simple introduction! Advertisement by Chris Woodford. Last updated: April 14, 2016. If you've ever sat watching a thunderstorm, with mighty lightning bolts darting down from the sky, you'll have some idea of the power of electricity. Electricity is the most versatile energy source that we have; it is also one of the newest: homes and businesses have been using it for not much more than a hundred years. What is electricity? Electricity is a type of energy that can build up in one place or flow from one place to another. Static electricity Static electricity often happens when you rub things together. Have you ever walked across a nylon rug or carpet and felt a slight tingling sensation? Lightning is also caused by static electricity. Photo: Lightning in South Lakewood, Colorado. How static electricity works Electricity is caused by electrons, the tiny particles that "orbit" around the edges of atoms, from which everything is made. Suppose you rub a balloon on your pullover over and over again. Electric circuits
Science Lessons & Projects: Electricity & Magnetism Search form Search Subject: Physics/Electricity & Magnetism Aluminum-Air Battery Construct a simple battery that can power a light. Charge and Carry Store up an electric charge, then make sparks. Circles of Magnetism Make a magnetic field that's stronger than Earth's. Conductivity Meter Make a conductivity meter and let your electrolytes shine. Cup Speaker Make a speaker that turns changing electric current into sound. Curie Point When a piece of iron gets too hot, it loses its attraction to a magnet. Eddy Currents A magnet falls more slowly through a metallic tube than it does through a nonmetallic tube. Electrical Fleas Start your own electric flea circus. Electroscope Build an electroscope to detect electrical charge using straws. Flying Tinsel Use electrostatic repulsion to suspend tinsel in the air. Hand Battery Use your skin and different metals to create a battery. Indicating Electrolysis Break water into hydrogen and oxygen with a simple device. Pages Search Snacks Subjects More Contact Info Footer-visit2
15 Fun Science Activities for Kids We love fun science activities and science experiments. We have a whole list of fun ways to learn and explore today with your little scientist. These fantastic activities were inspired by Buggy and Buddy. 15 Fun Science Experiments for Kids 1. Build a bridge with two plastic cups and construction paper and test your hypothesis of how many pennies it can hold before the bridge collapses. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Did you know? Our book, The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments, features tons of awesome activities just like this one that will keep your kids engaged while they learn. Science Kits These science kits make it simple and easy to start experimenting right away! Tasty Science Kit – Learn why soda pop fizzes and why cakes rise!
Educating Scientists: 6 Science Websites for Kids and Teens | Blog Curiosity is an innate feature on which learning is based, and which, unfortunately, loses intensity and passion in many people as they become adults. Most school systems do not help at all to stimulate curiosity, quite the opposite: they bury it under the standardization, the tyranny of the curriculum and the acquisition of skills. Scientific thinking, asking questions, seeking explanation of the world around us is in our DNA. But ... does a 12 years old preteen have the curiosity and enthusiasm for learning of a 5 years old child? Fortunately, thanks to technology, today the acquisition of knowledge is not limited to school. We have plenty of ways to approach science and stimulate curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge in children and youth. I propose a selection of educational science websites, both in Spanish and English (and some in other languages) to wake up the young scientists who inhabit our children. Cernland (English and Spanish, among others) NASA's didactic web for children.
The Sourcebook for Teaching Science The Sourcebook for Teaching Science – Strategies, Activities, and Instructional Resources, provides new and experienced teachers a wealth of teaching strategies, resources, lessons, activities, and ideas to enhance the teaching and learning of physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences. Resources are based on learning theory, and are designed to stimulate student interest and involvement. As students engage in the activities of this book, they develop higher order reasoning skills, and a deeper understanding of scientific concepts and their relevance to their everyday life. The Sourcebook for Teaching Science is designed to complement any secondary school science curriculum. Science teachers will find ready-to-use demonstrations, experiments, illustrations, games, puzzles, analogies, lessons, activities, and strategies, as well as explanations of how to adapt these for English learners and diverse student populations. Norman Herr, Ph.D. visitors - since February 2006
25 herramientas TIC para el aula de Ciencias naturales Las nuevas tecnologías te permiten mostrar a tus alumnos el universo como si viajasen en una nave espacial, recorrer el cuerpo humano a golpe de ratón o investigar en un herbario virtual con miles de especies de plantas. Tus clases no volverán a ser iguales con las 25 herramientas TIC para el aula de Ciencias naturales que recopilamos, entre las que encontrarás simuladores, aplicaciones, guías online, canales de video, experimentos y juegos interactivos para documentarse, practicar y aprender de forma visual y divertida. Descarga en PDF la Infografía “25 herramientas TIC para el aula de Ciencias naturales” Además de las herramientas y recursos específicos que ofrece aulaPlaneta, en cuyo Banco de contenidos puedes encontrar un completo atlas del Cuerpo Humano, un Atlas geográfico y político, así como innumerables imágenes y vídeos sobre el mundo natural y científico, recopilamos 25 herramientas TIC que no pueden faltar en tus clases de Ciencias naturales. 1. Anatomía humana 5. 15. 20. 23.
Una tabla periódica interactiva que muestra para qué se usan los diferentes elementos Como ya sabréis, con frecuencia os hablamos acerca de diferentes proyectos relacionados con el mundo educativo. En esta ocasión nos ha parecido realmente interesante destacar una tabla periódica interactiva que muestra para qué se usan los diferentes elementos químicos y nos explica las principales características de los mismos, lo que facilita enormemente el aprendizaje de la tabla. Tal y como podéis ver en la captura de pantalla que ilustra este artículo, únicamente es necesario acceder al enlace que os indicamos más adelante para consultar la tabla periódica en formato interactivo. Su principal peculiaridad es que a medida que vamos pasando el cursor por encima de cada uno de los elementos la web nos muestra una representación gráfica de su uso y una breve explicación, por lo que su uso es realmente sencillo. A pesar de que el contenido de la web está en inglés, el uso de dibujos facilita enormemente la comprensión, por lo que el idioma no debería de ser un problema.
Optics: Light, Color, and Their Uses Educator Guide Product Type: Educator GuideAudience: Educators, Informal EducationGrade Levels: K-12Publication Year: 2000Product Number: EG-2000-10-64-MSFCSubjects: Physical Science The guide contains color and light activities using lenses, prisms and mirrors to create telescopes, periscopes, microscopes and kaleidoscopes. Other activities include finding focal length and understanding reflection, refraction and diffraction. Optics Educator Guide [6MB PDF file] Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers The Lawrence Hall of Science is a great educational website from University of California, Berkeley. It provides a wide variety of resources to engage kids and students in learning science. It also offers ‘a comprehensive set of programs to help increase the quality and quantity of great science learning that kids get both in and out of school.’ As a teacher, you can use The Lawrence Hall of Science to look for activities and experiments to enrich your lesson plans. Use the tabs on the top of the website to easily browse through the materials it has. There is also a section called The Lawrence Hall of Science 24/7 featuring a plethora of activities and interactive games to help kids learn science in fun and engaging ways.
Water Cycle in a Bag Activity for ages 3 to 7. I’m always on the lookout for simple, fun kids’ science activities so when I ran across this water cycle in a bag I couldn’t wait to give it a try. It was a quick prep activity that had a big payoff – my boys watched the water do its thing for days. I hope you love this water cycle in a bag too. P.S. Getting Ready I grabbed a Ziploc sandwich bag from our pantry and used a black Sharpie to draw a sun, cloud and water. Water Cycle in a Bag Big Brother carefully unscrewed the lid to the food coloring and squeezed four big drops into the water. Then Middle Brother slowly poured the now blue water into the Ziploc while Big Brother held it open for him. Big Brother ran his fingers along the seal several times to make sure it was closed tight and then passed the bag over to me so that I could give it a double check. We used tape to hang the bag on the window and then sat back and watched it work. The Science Behind It Find More Malia Hollowell
Clearest Way to Teach Moon Phases...EVER! I originally found an idea similar to this online and I knew that I had to immediately make a run to the Dollar Tree and rummage through our science storeroom to collect the needed supplies to make this. Essentially, this Moon Phase board allows students to visualize and better understand the cause of moon phases and comprehend the 2 different views that are often given on a diagram (view from space and view from the Earth). Up to this point, I've done a Lunar Lollipop Investigation, which I thought was great, but this beats it by a long shot! A large majority of my students don't really understand why the lit part of the moon doesn't face the sun on part of the view as seen from Earth on every moon phase diagram (see below). Even though I give many different examples and explanations, I still see a puzzled look on several of the students' faces. From this angle (see below), students can quickly see that the lit part of the moon is always the side of the ball that is facing the sun.