Middle School Science | Free Lesson Plans & Resources for grades 5 – 8 JASON Learning | EDUCATION THROUGH EXPLORATION Publications | Future of Humanity Institute This book explores how to reason when you suspect that your evidence is biased by observation selection effects. We will be discussing many interesting applications: philosophical thought experiments and paradoxes aside, we will use our results to address several juicy bits of contemporary science: cosmology (how many universes are there?), evolution theory (how improbable was the evolution of intelligent life on our planet?) ISBN: 978-0415883948 Publisher: Routledge Available from: amazon.co.uk, amazon.com , manuscript now available for free here. Forthcoming Frey, C.B., and Osborne, M. Sandberg, A, ‘The Future of Identity‘, report commissioned by the UK’s Government Office for Science Armstrong, S., OhÉigeartaigh, S., ‘Who knows anything about AI?’ Armstrong, S., Sandberg, A., & O hEigeartaigh, S., ‘Interstellar liberty’, Extraterrestrial Liberty, forthcoming, 2014 (Book Chapter) Bostrom, Nick. Bostrom. Muehlhauser, L., & Bostrom, N. Dewey, D. Müller, V. Müller, V. Müller, V. Earp, B.
Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students by Drs. Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty, University of Pennsylvania The expression "hands-on, minds-on" summarizes the philosophy we have incorporated in these activities - namely, that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts. Many of our activities are explicitly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, as indicated by (NGSS) in the descriptions below and the links to the right. To accommodate limited budgets, most of our activities can be carried out with minimum equipment and expense for supplies. Additional resources for teaching biology are available at More Minds on Activities for Teaching Biology. Read More Intro and Biological Molecules Is Yeast Alive? Students evaluate whether the little brown grains of yeast obtained from the grocery store are alive by testing for metabolism and growth. Enzymes Help Us Digest Food(revised, July, 2016) Who Took Jerell's iPod?
Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge Click here to find the latest information about the 2015 Siemens Competition including the announcement of finalist, student & judges bios and project abstracts. Launched by the Siemens Foundation in 1999, the Siemens Competition is the flagship initiative of the Foundation and a symbol of our commitment to education in the United States. The nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology, the Siemens Competition promotes excellence in math, science and technology. High school students submit innovative individual and team research projects to regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000.The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math and science – students who are changing the world for the better.
The Future of Global Warming - The School of Manifestation On Dec. 23, 2012, the morning before Christmas Eve, a window opened in my consciousness that linked me with the future and I found myself in the body of a man who was visiting a submerged group of islands. I don’t know who this person was. It could have been my own future self in this life, or that of a future life, but I was far more interested in exploring where we were. It was immediately apparent that I was seeing many decades into the future because the ocean levels had risen significantly. The grouping of islands before me had been fairly well populated during the time when they were being gradually inundated with the rising ocean. There were several distinct city centers that had been gradually reinforced over time to protect from rising water. Apparently, the rock foundation of the islands was considered solid enough as a foundation that the rising water was not the problem it would have been on other types of islands with more sand and dirt.
100 Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids By Kristie Lewis Engineering and fun aren't always two things that kids naturally associate with one another, but there are hundreds of ways to make engineering, physics and design fun and challenging for kids. Here are 100 great experiments that will let kids construct, play, learn and grow, all while they study the fundamentals of engineering. Basics These projects focus on the basics of motion, force and other essentials of physics. Balls and Ramp. Light and Electricity Let kids have fun understanding how to harness light and electricity. Create your own light bulb. Structures Kids will have a blast trying to put together these building projects. Build a Bird House. Materials Through these projects, children can see how different materials act and work in structures. Create the perfect play dough. Travel and Movement Learn about planes, trains, automobiles and all kinds of movement through these ideas. Paper Airplanes. Harnessing Nature Create a compass. Environment Create a water filter.
STEM-Science Technology Engineering Mathematics WestEd offers professional development, evaluation, research, coaching, and assessment development in all STEM subjects, including the less commonly addressed fields of technology and engineering. Much of our work provides support for the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. We offer teacher professional development and classroom lessons to help students reach key mathematics standards, address and overcome common misconceptions, and develop academic language. We also prepare teachers, K–8, to navigate challenging concepts in life, earth, and physical science, as well as support their students’ reading, writing, and discourse in science. WestEd projects also use technology in innovative ways, for example, through simulations to enhance student learning and assessment.
STEM Education Resource Center Welcome to PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center! Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources for Grades PreK-12 PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content. On-line broadband access and digital media are dramatically changing the opportunities available to the nation’s educators improving STEM education. Explore some of our great STEM offerings for grades PreK-12. NOVA Science Now: The Secret Life of Scientists, "Becoming the Professor". Through many of our award-winning STEM-related television programs – NOVA, NATURE, CYBERCHASE, CURIOUS GEORGE, and SID THE SCIENCE KID – PBS continues to play its historic role as both a standard-bearer and innovator in digital content and professional development guided by research and actively supporting classroom teachers, home educators and childcare providers. STEM Education News
High Tech High - Project Based Learning Seven Successful PBL Projects In March 2005 High Tech High received a $250,000 grant from the California Department of Education to disseminate project-based learning methods to teachers in non-charter public schools. As part of the project, High Tech High teachers have documented successful projects to share with collaborating teachers from local districts and across the HTH network. The current volume presents the fruits of these labors. The aim is simple: to offer practitioners useful, easily adaptable models of real projects. Read more... This New House How does human habitation affect the environment? learn more » Millionaire How can an idea be transformed into a product that could make us millions? learn more » San Diego Field Guide How can we be better environmental stewards of the San Diego Bay? learn more » Urban Art How do math and science influence artistic expression? learn more » Vietnam Project learn more » Drug Project learn more » Machines learn more »
The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku This post is part of the research project: Flashcards Reports released by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be daunting, even for science and policy insiders. The full Physical Science Assessment, the first installment of the Fifth Assessment Report (pdf), released in manuscript form earlier this year, is over 2,000 pages long. And even the Summary for Policymakers, rather optimistically referred to as a “brochure,” is a dense 27 pages. What if we could communicate the essence of this important information in plain language and pictures? Well, that’s just what one Northwest oceanographer has done. The result is stunning, sobering, and brilliant. How did it come about? Johnson’s daughter, an artist, inspired him to try his hand at watercolors. When I got wind of it, I had to see it. Condensing to this degree is not how scientists typically operate. Interested in using Dr.
Contributing a Collection - NSDL Documentation Wiki - UCAR Wiki Become part of the nation's premiere online library for free science and mathematics education resources The National Science Digital Library is always looking to expand its collection of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning material. Most of the library's resources are contributed by individuals who have submitted their materials as a collection and passed the accessioning criteria. Contributors of collections are often NSF grant awardees, STEM educators and learners, nonprofit educational organizations, and many other users and community members. Their collections are assemblages of related digital resources---usually brought together around a topic or theme, type of resource, audience, or institution. Each resource in the collection has its own URL, since this is how the library is indexed and organized. There are many benefits of contributing materials to the National Science Digital Library Ready for more details?