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  • “In this chapter, we will first prove the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse, followed by analyzing the sides of certain types of triangles. Then, we will introduce trigonometry, which starts with the tangent, sine and cosine ratios. Finally, we will extend sine and cosine to any triangle, through the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines. “

    tags: math resources k-12 images activities lesson

  • “ is a bibliographic information system used by elementary and secondary school mathematics material developers, teacher trainers, resource professionals and home schooling parents. uses a list of 1,000 of the most common terms that appear in elementary and secondary school student editions of mathematics textbooks. It tracks which textbook contain which terms, on what page (for OER materials a link to where the term can be found), for what grade level, and how the term is being used. Information has been collected since the early 1970’s to the present Open Education Resource (OER) textbooks series. And displayed in a spreadsheet format. “

    tags: math resources k-12

  • “Life outside the classroom for the seventh grader ( age 12).
    Why does mathematics exist?
    Every learning community has a need to quantify some aspects in its environment. Its language(s), economic and social environment determines how much content will be adopted and adapted to meet those aspects. Unfortunately increase globalization is bringing about changes. “

    tags: math k-8 resources

  • Our Girls With Wings Summer Scholarship Application Window is now open. Yes, we just have to find more people who deserve funds for flight training! We just announced three winners for our Spring Program and we’re looking for applicants for the Summer Program. Please tell everyone you know about the scholarship so we have another great pool of potentials from which to choose. Please send this Press Release to any and all of your area schools (flight and otherwise), organizations, friends, family, etc. You can post this flyer, too, on bulletin boards. Flying is expensive, as well all know, and these funds could make the difference in someone’s life!

    tags: women girls aviation scholarships

  • Supernova Remnant SNR 0509 Lithograph — Grades 11-12
    The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of what appears to be a delicate bubble of gas floating in space. The bubble is the visible remnant of a powerful stellar explosion that took place in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy about 160,000 light-years from Earth. The image of the supernova remnant is on the first page of the lithograph, and background information is on the second page. The lithograph includes a Level One Inquiry activity entitled “In Search of … Supernova Remnants” in which students research supernovae and dispel misconceptions of the life cycle of stars.

    tags: NASA math activities science

  • Astrobiology Math Educator Guide — Grades 6-12
    This collection of activities is intended for students looking for additional challenges in the mathematics and physical science curriculum in grades 6-12. The problems deal with modern science and engineering issues, often involving actual research data. Each word problem includes background information and teachers’ answer keys.

    tags: NASA math activities science

  • Solar System Magnetism Demonstration — Grades 5-8
    The big idea of this demonstration is that the sun and Earth have different magnetic properties. Sunspots are related to magnetism on the sun. Earth has a strong simple magnetic field with two poles. The educator builds the magnetic fields using polystyrene spheres, strong magnets and staples. Then the participants make “field detectors” from simple objects to predict the locations of the fields.

    tags: NASA math activities science

  • Remote Sensing Math Educator Guide — Grades 3-12
    This guide is a complete study for remote sensing and mathematical models. Each lesson in this guide is a supplement for teaching mathematical topics. The problems can be used to enhance understanding of the mathematical concept or as an assessment of student mastery. Each word problem includes background information and teachers’ answer keys.

    tags: NASA math activities science

  • Space Math VII Educator Guide — Grades 3-12
    This collection of activities are intended for students looking for additional challenges in mathematics and physical science. The problems deal with modern science and engineering issues, often involving actual research data. Each word problem includes background information and teachers’ answer keys.

    tags: NASA math activities science

  • “videos demonstrating SynthNet in action have been posted to YouTube! In the first clip, I demonstrate growing a brain from virtual DNA, hooking into my Lego robotic buddy Bit, and then conditioning Bit to associate hearing a tone with getting his touch sensor pressed. The demonstration is a recreation of classic fear conditioning experiments.”

    tags: technology robotics lifesci simulations video

  • “Skype Unites Classrooms for STEM Learning
    When two high schools 37 miles apart wanted to team up to build robots, they turned to the cloud to facilitate communication, save time, and reduce costs. They got a whole lot more than they bargained for.”

    tags: technology learning robotics highschool STEM

  • “CraftStudio is a multiplayer platform to create games and interactive movies. It’s about empowering gamers and blurring the line between playing and creating.

    It makes a few trade-offs (a low-poly, pixel-arty look) to allow gamers with no particular experience to:

    Create, paint and animate 3D models (characters, objects) out of blocks.
    Craft infinite maps (think Minecraft’s creative mode), painting your own blocks to create whatever universe you want.
    Give life to their worlds using a visual scripting system.

    It’s all real-time, you can collaborate with friends or strangers over the Internet. You can set up your own server or join an existing project.”

    tags: activities resources

  • Fail Small is a really important idea for everything related to science, technology and engineering – learning, innovation depend on failure as well as success.

  • “the factors that determine which “someday” entrepreneurs will actually become business owners, and which will continue to say “I wish” for years to come. Surprisingly, the ability to take the plunge has a lot less to do with people’s personalities, and a lot more to do with how accessible and familiar the experience of entrepreneurship is to them. Those who can picture themselves running a business often do.”

    tags: careers

  • “The video of the very first moon landing of the apollo 11 mission in 1969! Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with his now legenday words “One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.” This is a truly amazing video and it was in 1969!!! If you think about it, you have orders of magnitude more processing power in your mobile phone than they did in the whole space craft!! Incredible!”

    tags: space spacecraft history NASA people video

  • “Collect Once, Analyze Anywhere
    The Connected Science System is a networked collection of technology that supports hands-on, collaborative learning with individualized accountability. The wireless capabilities of LabQuest 2 provide unprecedented tools for collecting and analyzing data on mobile devices and iPads®, remotely viewing and controlling LabQuest 2 with a computer, and emailing sensor data and graphs for later analysis at home. “

    tags: science activities resources technology techstuff iPad innovation i

  • “Vernier LabQuest 2 is a standalone interface used to collect sensor data with its built-in graphing and analysis application. The large, high-resolution touch screen makes it easy and intuitive to collect, analyze, and share data from experiments. Its wireless connectivity encourages collaboration and personalized learning. You can also use LabQuest 2 as a computer interface using Logger Pro software for advanced analysis and video features. “

    tags: science activities resources technology physics chemistry

  • “Deputy Project Manager Sandra Cauffman talks about her work on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolunioN (MAVEN) mission and her career at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. This video is the first of a two-part Spanish-language series. Closed captions in English.”

    tags: NASA women people Spanish astronomy

  • “NASA dreams big science. In this awesome new short, NASA presents the Earth, the planets, the Sun, and the endless universe beyond. Come for the cool, stay for the music, take away a sense of wonder to share. It’s six minutes from Earth to forever, and you can see it here!”

    tags: NASA earthsci astronomy

  • “The science articles in Science Made Simple help kids learn science the easy, hands-on way. Also included are fun science projects & great experiments using stuff you can find around the house.

    tags: science activities resources

  • tags: lifesci interactive images biology

  • “learn about the various uses of science in sport.”

    tags: science programs

  • build. test, explore electric circuits

    tags: interactive science technology

  • “MrNussbaum’s Educational Games”

    tags: interactive games science

  • “This tutorial introduces children, ages 7-9, to the concept of online privacy and teaches them to distinguish between information that is appropriate to give out and information better kept private – and to recognize how this may change in different contexts.”

    tags: techstuff online resources k-8

  • tags: math game

  • “Math Movies » Unit Circle Trigonometry”

    tags: math videos resources

  • “Math Timed Tests
    Math Timed Tests 2
    Fraction Circles

    tags: math interactive resources videos

  • “Nocturnal animals collection”

    tags: lifesci interactive resources

  • Make and name your own dinosaur species. This dinosaur games lets you change the way your dinosaur looks.”

    tags: lifesci interactive

  • “The United States Navy airships U.S.S. Akron (ZRS-4) and U.S.S. Macon (ZRS-5) were designed for long-range scouting in support of fleet operations. Often referred to as flying aircraft carriers, each ship carried F9C-2 Curtiss Sparrowhawk biplanes which could be launched and recovered in flight, greatly extending the range over which the Akron and Macon could scout the open ocean for enemy vessels.”

    tags: flight history aviation resources images video military

  • “The Hindenburg was the first airliner to provide regularly scheduled service between Europe and North America.
    While the airship is better remembered for the fiery Hindenburg disaster of 1937 than for its many technological achievements, it was the fastest and most comfortable way to cross the Atlantic in its day.”

    tags: flight history aviation resources images video

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