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STEM - Additional STEM Resources

STEM - Additional STEM Resources
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Put on Your Thinking Caps | Math by Design Ladysmith Black Mambazo - The Lion Sleeps Tonight The State of STEM 9/27/2012 By: Sascha Zuger Forget “four score and seven years ago”; until the past few years the term “STEM” wasn’t even part of our nation’s dialogue. Today, everyone’s jumping on the STEM bandwagon, but what are the real educational outcomes of this science-tech-engineering-math focus, and how will the current economic climate affect future programming? The STEM Sell, Dollars and Sense From political debates to classrooms to local media, the importance of STEM success is causing a buzz—so what is holding back a wholehearted push toward expanding these programs and encouraging our students to achieve their highest potential? Findings from the IESD 2012 National Survey on STEM Education of 1,079 educators suggest that concerns about funding continue to be the leading challenge. The surveyed teachers’ top STEM tech tool was clearly the iPad, which was followed by other tablets, probes, simulation programs, and apps. “Educate to Innovate,” a Vote of Confidence in STEM STEM’s Report Card

Air Force wants student help on STEM projects Collaborative partnership encourages real-world solutions to STEM projects By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura Read more by Laura Devaney August 26th, 2013 A new interactive online projects platform urges science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students and educators to solve real-world challenges and seeks to show students how classroom STEM lessons translate to the workforce. The STEM projects will be hosted through the Air Force Collaboratory, a partnership between the U.S. Air Force and GOOD, a social network for activism, launched Aug. 1 and will remain active through the end of November. Air Force representatives said humanitarian and search-and-rescue missions depend more and more on technological advances created by STEM-educated workers. (Next page: The three STEM projects)

Activity: Conveyor Engineering Lesson courtesy of Summary In this activity, teams of students in grades 3 to 12 explore how engineers work to solve such societal problems as moving goods, materials, and people by developing a conveyor system out of everyday materials than can transport pieces of candy 4 feet, including a 90-degree turn. Teams evaluate their results and reflect on them as a class. Grade level: 3 – 12 Time: Two or three 45-minute sessions Learning objectives Learn about engineering design and redesignLearn about manufacturing processes and conveyor systemsLearn how engineering can help solve society’s challengesLearn about teamwork and problem solving Learning Outcomes As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of: engineering designmanufacturing and distributionconveyor systemsteamwork Standards National Science Education Standards CONTENT STANDARD A: Science as Inquiry As a result of activities, all students should develop Historical perspectives [grades 9-12] Design

Jeff Branzburg I attended EduCon 2.3 last weekend at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. It was an excellent experience. Hundreds of motivated, interesting, forward-thinking educators discussion ideas in education. Synth Arp & Drum Pad para iPad en el App Store de iTunes Nebo Elementary School Department of Fine Arts Project #11: Communication Project Requirements: 1. Design a user interface where different icons represent catagories of short phrases speech impaired students need. For Example: Emotions: Happy and Sad Food: Apples and Popcorn Rooms: Gym and Classroom Colors: Red and Blue 2. Extras: 1. 14 Amazing Project Sites: A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series - A Goldmine of Resources The STEM and PBL Series Part 5… 14 Amazing Project Sites…. A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources I hope you have enjoyed the series and if you missed any post, feel free to click above! BIE Tools – PBL Project Search – Here you will find a collection of 450 proven lesson plans to set any PBL desire into action. West Virginia PBL Project Data Base – This is a wonderful site where teachers can search through the subjects of reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, dance, visual arts, theater, and music. Learning Reviews – This website claims to connect kids to learning on the web. Here are more than 30 websites with free PBL examples, guidance, rubrics, and templates. Others Talladega School Collection - Great collection of PBL resources, projects and ideas. {*style:<i>*}Michael Gorman oversees one-to-one laptop programs and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Search, Collect, and Share | SMILE Multimètre - mesure de la tension Mesurer une tension comporte des risques, la mesure s'effectuant par définition « sous tension », donc en présence de courant électrique. Ces risques dépendent de la nature et de la valeur de la tension à mesurer, mais plus encore des conditions dans lesquelles nous allons devoir effectuer nos relevés. Il convient en outre de savoir régler et calibrer son appareil de mesure selon les valeurs attendues, et en interpréter les résultats. Tension entre quoi et quoi ? La tension est la principale condition à la formation de « courant électrique ». Cette notion de potentiel est très importante, car le voltmètre (fonction de « mesure de tension » d'un multimètre) ne donne pas le niveau de charge électrique de chacun des points, mais seulement la différence entre ces derniers. Entre deux potentiels de 230V, le multimètre nous indiquera 0V de tension. Voici ce que nous trouverions sur un circuit d'éclairage de type simple allumage, avec une lampe en partie basse et l'interrupteur au centre.

Drums in communication Developed and used by cultures living in forested areas, drums served as an early form of long distance communication, and were used during ceremonial and religious functions. Types[edit] Talking drum[edit] Some of the groups of variations of the talking drum among West African ethnic groups: In the 20th century the talking drums have become a part of popular music in West Africa, especially in the music genres of Jùjú (Nigeria) and Mbalax (Senegal). Slit gongs[edit] Message drums, or more properly slit gongs, with hollow chambers and long narrow openings that resonate when struck, are larger all-wood instruments hollowed out from a single log. These drums were made out of hollowed logs. Drum languages[edit] In Africa, New Guinea and the tropical America, people have used drum telegraphy to communicate with each other from far away for centuries. Among the famous communication drums are the drums of West Africa (see talking drum). See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

6-8STEMresources Introduction: In recent years, the potential impact of global warming has been discussed widely by the scientific community. The majority of scientific reports suggest that the Earth will be soon facing climate change as the Earth increases in temperature. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth. The increase in temperature may only be a few degrees, however, this slight change could have a profound impact on the Earth's polar ice caps. In the past 100 years, the Earth has warmed by one degree Fahrenheit. There are many possible causes of global warming. The melting of the ice in Antarctica, Greenland and other land locked glaciers is a big concern for scientists. A good introduction to global warming for students can be found at: The Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Kid's site Group Size: Any Learning Objectives: 1. 2. 3. 4. Guiding Question: What is global warming? Materials: 2. 3. 1. 2. 4. 2. 3. 4.

Resources-STEM Education Center With the plethora of resources available regarding STEM education, it can be daunting to know where to begin your search. The sites listed are intended to be a helpful starting point for learning about STEM standards, getting ideas for lesson plans, finding STEM resources, and discovering opportunities for all ages to engage in STEM within the state of Minnesota. If you can’t find what you are looking for or need more specialized assistance, please call the STEM Education Center at 612-626-1705 and we will be glad to assist you. STEM General Resources: getSTEM getSTEM is a program which organizes events, provides resources (links, RSS feed, media) and creates discussion through forums in order to increase student and educator engagement in STEM fields. eGFI eGFI is a program offering classroom activities, lesson plans, news, outreach programs and web resources for K-12 educators to enhance their students’ math and science skills through engaging, exciting classroom activities. Girls Go Tech