World's Largest Cave, Son Doong, Prepping For First Public Tours The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the biggest cave in the world. It's over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and river, and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls. But nobody knew any of that until about six years ago. The recently discovered cave has been touted as the largest in the world, although other caves vie for the title of longest (Mammoth Cave in Brownsville, Kentucky nabs that title with about 400 miles of passageways) and deepest (Krubera Cave in the nation of Georgia). Enhancing Your STEM Curriculum NAGC recognizes the challenges that educators experience when faced with providing students with high-level coursework in the STEM fields. In this section, you will find resources that can provide a framework for addressing those issues. Cogito.org was developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), in collaboration with TIP at Duke University, CTD at Northwestern, RMTS at U. of Denver, the Belin-Blank Center at U. of Iowa, C-MITES at Carnegie Mellon, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, the Center for Excellence in Education, and Science Service. The goals are to address the needs of gifted students around the world with abilities and interests in math and science. The public site is full of news, interviews with scientists, profiles of young scientists, and a searchable database of programs. Students invited to join as members become part of an online community and participate in discussion forums with each other and with experts in their fields.
Down at the end of the garden ... ... is a very special place. Where fantasy and folly meet greenery and stone. Old sits with new made old and cool breezes ruffle scented foliage. In the heat of the day blue water beckons and secret garden rooms are filled with forgotten treasures. Sarah Brightman will sing in space Follow Sarah Brightman on her journey to Russia's Star City to begin her medical assessment for spaceflight. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News Soprano superstar Sarah Brightman has confirmed that she's planning a flight to the International Space Station and hopes to sing a song in orbit — but not until after she finishes up the worldwide concert tour that she's just about to start. We've basically known about Brightman's spaceflight gig since August, but today's news conference in Moscow gave the British singer a chance to talk about the multimillion-dollar orbital tour. She told reporters that she's had an "incredible desire" to go into outer space since childhood. In fact, seeing the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 "actually inspired me and gave me the courage to go into the career that I have," the 52-year-old said.
Photo Fun: Interesting & Cool Photos Unique Painting Style of Valery Grygorenko [39 Pics] Oct 21 2013 Have a look at one of the most unique aviation and automotive painting styles we've ever seen! View Post Eyes on the Solar System Explore theSolar System Start exploring our Solar System like never before with the Launch button, or jump into a module about a mission or spaceflight technology. Travel with Voyager at the edge of our solar system, land on Mars with Curiosity, learn about the power systems behind Curiosity, Voyager and other missions or fly with Juno to the giant planet Jupiter. Watch the intro to get started and the video tutorials to become an expert at using "Eyes..."
Breathtaking Photos of Frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia [23 Pics Breathtaking Photos of Frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia [23 Pics] Apr 16 2012 Lake Baikal is the the worlds oldest and deepest lake. Earth's Magnetic Field Made Quick Flip-Flop Earth's magnetic field reversed extremely rapidly soon after modern humans first arrived in Europe, completely flip-flopping in less than a thousand years. Earth's magnetic field reversed extremely rapidly soon after modern humans first arrived in Europe, completely flip-flopping in less than a thousand years, new research suggests. PHOTOS: Earth Perspectives Through the Ages
Monsanto - Portugal Village Built Among Rocks Monsanto is a beautiful village built in the Portuguese countryside.Featuring narrow streets carved from rock and granite houses squeezed between giant boulders, it looks like a real life Bedrock. At the top of the 400 feet high hill stands a very old square built fortress / castle. The castle played an important role in Medieval times when the Templars Grand Master built a castle which withstood several battles including the Napoleonic invasions. In 1938, Monsanto was bestowed the most "Portuguese town in Portugal." MOSART Test Inventory The tests available on this web site were developed by a team of researchers in the Science Education Department of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The content of the questions is based on published studies of science misconceptions and the NRC National Science Education Standards. Research scientists in the specific content areas evaluated draft questions for scientific accuracy and the development team iterated revisions with the scientists until all comments were resolved. Subsequently, an educator with expertise in literacy reviewed the tests for readability and grade appropriateness. The project team then constructed pilot versions of these tests and administered each test question to 100+ students in the lowest grade level to whom the test would be given. For example, the middle school tests were administered to students in grades 7 and 8.
Ten enduring mysteries of the Longyou caves Located near the village of Shiyan Beicun in Zhejiang province, China, lies the Longyou caves - an extensive, magnificent and rare ancient underground world considered in China as ‘the ninth wonder of the ancient world’. The Longyou grottoes, which are thought to date back at least 2,000 years, represent one of the largest underground excavations of ancient times and are an enduring mystery that have perplexed experts from every discipline that has examined them. Scientists from around the world in the fields of archaeology, architecture, engineering, and geology have absolutely no idea how they were built, by whom, and why. First discovered in 1992 by a local villager, 36 grottoes have now been discovered covering a massive 30,000 square metres.
Instruction versus exploration in science learning Welcome to the fourth-grade science fair, with its baking-soda volcanoes, bread mold grown in drawers, proud parents and thoughtful judges. The teachers can't help but wonder if the young would-be scientists can tell good science from bad. In science, how is critical thinking best taught? This question may be answered by David Klahr, PhD, a psychology professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and Milena Nigam, a research associate at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Biomedical Informatics. They have new evidence that "direct instruction"--explicit teaching about how to design unconfounded experiments--most effectively helps elementary school students transfer their mastery of this important aspect of the scientific method from one experiment to another.
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