Posts Tagged With: science

Clara Lazen, Ten-Year-Old Fifth Grader, Discovers New Molecule

So many directions to take this – instructional lesson, inspiration to students (girls in science?), reminder to us adults about the power of student-led activities…. [EF]

Now that Clara Lazen of Kansas City, Mo. has been published in a major chemistry journal, she can set her sights on a new goal: graduating elementary school. How did she do it? The 10-year-old was experimenting with a molecule-building toy during a class assignment when she stumbled upon an unusual-looking molecule.

LINK to article: Clara Lazen, Ten-Year-Old Fifth Grader, Discovers New Molecule

POST SOURCE: Huffpost Education

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USGS Education FREE – 3D National Parks and more

Photographic tour of 66 different National Parks, online lectures, lesson plans, and more…all free!

Free resources from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) help teachers and students explore different lessons and topics. Students can watch videos and animations, access online lectures, find maps and images, connect via social media, and learn about topics such as water science and climate change. The site offers resources for primary, secondary, and undergraduate levels. BioData, a new website from the USGS, provides access to aquatic biological community and physical habitat data collected from stream ecosystems across the nation. Users can read an overview of the website and watch a 7-minute video about how scientists study stream ecology.


Post Source: eClassroom News

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Instructables—Make, How To, and DIY| The Committed Sardine

Jason Ohler posted this at the 21st Century Fluency Project.  If you’re looking for a creative way to give students a chance to apply knowledge, read on…

I just spent way more time than I have absolutely riveted to this site: Instructables. As the name implies, it instructs readers, but not on how to know stuff, but on how to make stuff. In the virtual age we have adapted to, actually doing something sticks out like a flashing neon sign.

What can you make? Thousands of things. What kinds of things? You name it. Cool clocks, cheap robots, plastic from scratch—even brain controlled wheelchairs. And before you say to yourself, “these people have too much time on their hands,” check it out. I see dozens if not hundreds of cool, low cost school projects here. This is a genuinely user-driven site aimed at educating and empowering the innovator within on a limited budget.

via Instructables—Make, How To, and DIY| The Committed Sardine.

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2012 NAIS Virtual Science Fair

Did you know this was out there?  The homepage lists participating schools if you want to gather more information.

In this unique forum, middle school teams of 1-3 students, research a topic of interest within the sciences. What makes this science fair different from the rest? With the aid of an e-mentor, these students compete locally and nationally with other NAIS-member schools from around the country in a virtual platform. E-mentors are carefully chosen scientists, college science and/or education majors and professors from across the globe…



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Wisconsin Researchers Use Games to Engage Science Learners

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin’s Educational Research Integration Area look to games to teach about viruses, diabetes and science/heath topics.

“Making learning fun is the Promise Land of education reform, and joining the crusade is the Educational Research Integration Area, a University of Wisconsin laboratory run by Susan Millar. The lab, which is part of the Morgridge Institute for Research, studies and designs games that help educate students about science…”


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