manoa.hawaii.edu/ExploringOurFluidEarth According to the National Research Council’s Framework for K–12 Science Education, crosscutting concepts bridge the boundaries of science and engineering domains. These concepts provide students with an organizational framework for understanding and connecting scientific and engineering knowledge across disciplines and school years. The Framework suggests that these crosscutting concepts be explicitly taught and used in classroom instruction to organize teaching and learning in science and engineering. In Exploring Our Fluid Earth, crosscutting concepts are aligned with Special Features, Activities, or Question Sets. Crosscutting concepts are also embedded in Performance Expectations, which are aligned at the topic level.
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.
CS in Science Code.org has partnered with the award-winning Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) to deliver a middle school science program consisting of four instructional modules and professional development for the introduction of computer science concepts into science classrooms within the context of modeling and simulation. The goal of the program is to situate computer science practices and concepts within the context of life, physical, and earth sciences, and to prepare students to pursue formal, year-long courses in computer science during high school. CS in Science is based on a crosswalk identifying areas of overlap between the NGSS and Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards. Download a brief or full description. Videos
- 14 Amazing Project Sites: A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series - A Goldmine of Resources 0 Comments June 8, 2013 By: Michael Gorman Jun 8 Written by: 6/8/2013 3:20 PM See some hilarious charts showing that correlation is not causation The most powerful weapon that debaters wield against the unwary is causation: marijuana use leads to heroin addiction, pornography to rape, video games to mass murder, high consumption of margarine to divorces in Maine. Whoops. The first three of these are common juxtapositions of parallel trend lines, and the fourth is from the website Spurious Correlations, the work of a Harvard Law School student named Tyler Vigen. (hat tip to Business Insider.) Vigen's site aims to underscore the common warning that correlation does not prove causation by providing charts of absurd correlations. As a dividend, the site allows you to make your own!
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Connect the Dots But first, they must embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to build the skills that will serve as their tool set for the future. For that to happen, we must work together to ignite their curiosity and get them excited about STEM in their everyday lives. So we ask you to join us in connecting the dots between learning and life. Coding Bootcamp After College Meet the Experts Shawn Drost, Co-Founder,Hack Reactor Michele Farquharson, Director of Education,Betamore Academy