National Lab Network
“National Lab Network is more than just a day. It’s a nationwide initiative to build local communities of support that will foster ongoing collaborations among volunteers, students and educators. Volunteers, university students, scientists, engineers, other STEM professionals and, more broadly, members of the community are working together with educators and students to bring discovery-based science experiences to students in grades K-12.”
Einstein Fellows | Einstein STEM Education – Triangle Coalition | Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Fellowship Year. The Einstein Fellowship Program is available to current K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators with a demonstrated excellence in teaching and leadership.
Journal of Emerging Investigators | JEI is a scientific journal for middle and high school scientists.
The Journal of Emerging Investigators is an open-access journal that publishes original research written by middle and high school students in biological and physical science. JEI provides students, under the guidance of a teacher or advisor, the opportunity to submit and gain feedback on original research and to publish their findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Because grade-school students often lack access to formal research institutions, we expect that the work submitted by students may come from classroom-based projects, science fair projects, or other forms of mentor-supervised research.
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Space Settlement Contest
2013 NASA Space Settlement Design Contest is intended for students in grades 6-12, although younger students may enter. Individual or teams from anywhere in the world propose a design for a space settlement, a permanent community in orbit rather than on another planet or moon. Click here for more information and registration details. Proposals are due March 15, 2013.
Name That Asteroid! | The Planetary Society
“Name That Asteroid! OSIRIS-REx mission NASA / Goddard / University of Arizona
OSIRIS-REx is going to fly to an asteroid and bring back some pieces. Right now, the asteroid’s name is 1999 RQ36, but we think students can do better! The Planetary Society, MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, and the University of Arizona are asking students around the world to suggest better names for the asteroid.
Enter by December 2, 2012 to have a chance to name a piece of the solar system!”
JOURNYS | Journal of Youth in Science
“The Journal of Youths in Science (JOURNYS) is a completely student-run science publication featuring original research, reviews, and op-eds from youths under age 20. Unlike most science magazines, JOURNYS provides the unique opportunity for students, themselves, to get published. Filling the gap between professional science journals and magazines written for younger children, JOURNYS allows student authors to expand their existing knowledge and readers to gain appealing and useful insights from their peers.”
My Favorite Math Common Core Resources « Inside the classroom, outside the box!
“sites that are worth taking the time to explore deeper. Below is my collection of FREE sites and blogs that I have ‘deemed’ as worthwhile and of quality that support the standards through lessons, performance tasks, strategies and other resources. (In no particular order)”
The movement of particles in solids, liquids, and gases. Students will be able to describe the motion of the particles in solids, liquids, and gases.<br…
Students will be able to describe the motion of the particles in solids, liquids, and gases.
– The particles of a gas move quickly and are able to spread apart from one another.
– The particles of a liquid are able to move past each other.
– The particles of a solid are not able to move out of their positions relative to one another, but do have small vibrational movements.”
Linear Algebra | EQUELLA
“the study of linear algebra, the theory and practice of analyzing linear relations and their behavior under linear transformations. Practically every modern technology relies on linear algebra: simplifying the computations required for internet searches, 3-D animation, coordination of safety systems, financial trading, air traffic control, and everything in between. Five major topics are addressed: linear systems of equations, vector spaces, matrices and linear transformations, determinants, similarity, and eigenvalues. This free course may be completed online at any time.”
Women in science and technology: a challenge | Replacing Textbooks
“I want to challenge you. Yes, you, who are reading this article: mention five, just five names, of amazing women in science and technology you know, from five different countries in the world. The average person will likely fail to complete the challenge.”
List of female scientists before the 21st century
“this is an historical list, intended to deal with the time period when women working in science were rare. For this reason, this list ends with the 20th century.”
Yummy Math! Best Math Blog EVER
“make an easy way for teachers to bring real-world math into the classroom. Math (like everything else) should be taught within a context. I believe this is key! When understood in context, students can make connections to their learning and, as a result, really learn it. The goal here is to engage students in math so that they yearn to reason, think critically, problem solve, question and communicate…in short: DO math! “
Canstruction NYC 2010 at the World Financial Center; Manhattan-Living
“Canstruction 2010, that annual celebration of cool design, tricky engineering, and donating a whole lot of time, talent and food to New Yorkers who need it most. all those amazing creations will be dismantled and the construction materials–some 100,000 (!) cans of food–will be given directly to City Harvest, and so to scores of hungry New Yorkers, men, women and children, via soup kitchens, food banks, shelters and senior homes citywide. “