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Harvard STEM Teaching Videos

Harvard STEM Teaching Videos
Posted on May 28th, 2013 by Mary Lord Looking for a way to make probability come to life in your multicultural math class and assess which students “got it?” How about a fun activity that gives high-school students a hands-on feel for fundamental calculus concepts and also meets state content standards? The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for for Astrophysics has compiled a digital video library full of curriculum-enhancing lessons, assessment tools, and case studies - all developed and used by teachers in their classrooms. These “Videos to Enhance Understanding and Teaching of K-12 Learning Goals,” as the project is called, feature: • Clinical Interviews of Student Ideas • Demonstrations of Phenomena • Case Studies of Instruction or Research • Interviews with Experts • Correlations to state and national curriculum standards Clips can be searched for in a variety of ways. The collection of 1,017 movies includes a range of topics. Among the “What’s the Point?” - National Science Digital Library Apple Science Experiment Fall is here and apples are everywhere! We have been having fun with apple books and crafts and decided to do a little apple experimenting too. The kids love acid and base reactions, but this time instead of combining them we observed to see what effects they would have on apples. We began by choosing which acids and bases we were going to use. The acids were easy, lemon juice and vinegar are two we always have, but I didn’t know of any bases other than baking soda! After some Googling we found out that Milk of Magnesia is a base too! The kids made predictions about what would happen to the apples and wrote them in their notebooks. They next morning we checked on them and saw some changes! We had hypothesized that the ones in the apples would stay fresh the longest and now realized our prediction was not going to come true. The next day all of the apples were even more brown except the ones in lemon juice! This was an easy experiment to set up with the kids! This linky list is now closed.

Fab Lab FAQ Fab Lab FAQ Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA). CBA assembled millions of dollars in machines for research in digital fabrication, ultimately aiming at developing programmable molecular assemblers that will be able to make almost anything. Fab labs fall between these extremes, comprising roughly fifty thousand dollars in equipment and materials that can be used today to do what will be possible with tomorrow's personal fabricators. Fab labs have spread from inner-city Boston to rural India, from South Africa to the North of Norway. Fab labs share core capabilities, so that people and projects can be shared across them. Fab labs are described here:

Engineering Your Future Ohio Engineering Your Future is a collaborative project between the College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati-area high schools and schools across Ohio. This site provides the resources needed to offer the program to high school students. This site contains:Teaching materialsProject materials and lesson plansInstructional videosResource lists to find other topics / projectsOur program differs from other similar efforts in that the materials and projects are adaptable to the particular needs of individual schools and the students they serve. We invite you to explore the site and use the materials. more students to be successful in engineering and technology careers. Eugene RutzProject Manager A good place for students to start is to watch this video that describes the course and discusses engineering, technology and science. If you'd like to hear from students and a teacher watch this brief video from Mt Notre Dame high school.

LinkEngineering - Homepage ITEEA - Engineering byDesign™ (EbD) The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's STEM±Center for Teaching and Learning™ has developed the only standards-based national model for Grades K-12 that delivers technological literacy in a STEM context. The model, Engineering byDesign™ is built on the Common Core State Standards ( High School / Middle School), Next Generation Science Standards (K-12), Standards for Technological Literacy (ITEEA); Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM); and Project 2061, Benchmarks for Science Literacy (AAAS). Additionally, the Program K-12 has been mapped to the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges for Engineering. Using constructivist models, students participating in the program learn concepts and principles in an authentic, problem/project-based environment.