Homemade Science Lab « The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Homemade science kits are fantastic, inexpensive holiday or birthday gifts. In addition, they’re great places to store loose science items you might already have around the house, like magnets or magnifying glasses. I’ll list how much some of the ingredients/stuff cost me at Target. In a single shopping trip, it’s easy to fill a plastic bin with enough supplies to do a number of science experiments (with a few last-minute additions from around the kitchen, like dish soap and milk.) The other morning, I talked about making your own science kit on Kare11 Sunrise.
Illustrative Mathematics The scatter plot below shows the relationship between the number of airports in a state and the population of that state according to the 2010 Census. Each dot represents a single state. The number of airports in each state comes from data on The data for population comes from the 2010 census: How would you characterize the relationship between the number of airports in a state and the state's population?
eSchool News 7 reasons why your school should teach robotics and game design By Lynn Paul January 13th, 2015 One teacher describes the big impact robotics, coding, and STEM has had on her students I love every aspect of programming—the frustration, the creativity, everything. I taught myself and now I’m lucky enough to teach students how to code, build robots, and design mobile apps.
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.
Category: Arduino My older son recently started school and needed his own desk for doing homework. I wanted to make something nicer than a simple tabletop with legs, and realized that I could also build in a bit of fun for when the homework is finished. Both my boys and I still had space travel on our minds from our summer trip to Kennedy Space Center. For this desk project, I decided to go with a NASA theme. I researched the Apollo Program as well as NASA's Mission Control Center, and designed my own console roughly based on those. I say "roughly" because the actual Mission Control does more monitoring than controlling, and isn't awash in the whiz-bang rocket noises young kids appreciate.
Lawrence Hall of Science - 24/7 Science How fast does the wind blow? What makes things sticky? Where do insects live and plants grow? K-12 Students/Teachers Additional Resources Johnny's Airport Adventure (Grades K-4) This storyboard book introduces K-4 students to airport and aircraft terminology, including the identification of various engine types. The accompanying role-playing story takes children on a pretend trip to the airport and then on an airplane from Cleveland to San Diego, CA.Visit Site Let's Fly Away Airplane Dodecahedron (Grades K-4) Students learn about NASA aircraft as they build a dodecahedron to hang from the ceiling or place on a shelf. A regular dodecahedron is a geometric form made of 12 pentagons.Visit Site NASA Quest (Grades K-12) These Web-based challenge projects come from real-life tasks faced daily by NASA personnel.
Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 8: 'Forgotten' STEM elements 8. Schools focus on the ‘forgotten’ elements of STEM education. In most of the national conversations about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, it’s the “S” and the “M” that get all the attention. Click here to access a PDF of all Top 10 stories. But those oft-forgotten middle terms, technology and engineering, were pushed into the spotlight this year as well, thanks to sweeping initiatives such as the Next Generation Science Standards and the Hour of Code.
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! Sounding Box #11: a littleBits Project by Caselden_Studios Make a sound box:Design a resonating wooden chamber. We took design influence from traditional Western stringed instruments (guitar, violin, cello). A big wooden box, called a "sound box", works as a natural amplifier. As the strings across the top of the box vibrate, their energy will travel down into the box. Because the box is so big, it will push a lot of air, making the entire sculpture louder. This is acoustic amplification, the way that all traditional instruments work (without electronic amplifiers and speakers...)