Posts Tagged STEM
http://www.engadget.com/gallery/6-world-changing-innovations-by-teenage-geniuses/#slide=3690327 This collection of 6 astonishing inventions all came from young people who saw real problems in the world around them and decided it was up to them to find a solution. Each invention is not only technically, but financially and environmentally innovative.
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/back-school-products-designed-students-students-suzie-boss Expert support for design thinking: “To scaffold the design-thinking process, the Tools at Schools team has students produce three boards en route to their proposed solution. Here’s how Aruh describes these deliverables: Board One: What inspires you? You might pull pictures from magazines, use color swatches, or words — whatever gets you excited about […]
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/traveling-to-another-planet-just-add-water/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ScientificAmerican-Twitter+%28Content%3A+Global+Twitter+Feed%29 A fantastic look at how the Solar system’s water reserves could be used to make long distance space flight possible. The key is using water for propulsion, which would make life support far easier and more efficient than chemical propulsion.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630200.300-rosettas-wrong-water-could-be-right-after-all.html?full=true#.VUvKxYE_7qA Rosetta miasion analysis suggests, “Comet 67P’s water isn’t like Earth’s – it’s interstellar stuff, from the same mould as the pristine material that made the solar system.” This article offers a snapshot of current theories about where the Earth got its water, based increasingly on the ongoing missions to Ceres and 67P. The mystery […]
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/04/giving-good-praise-to-girls-what-messages-stick/?utm_content=buffer215d3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Schwartz finds that many kids, and particularly girls, believe STEM skills are fixed, making improvement impossible. Here’s how to turn that around.
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/532436/are-telepathy-experiments-stunts-or-science/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=twitter There are a great many ‘buts’, for example: the’ telepathy’ experiments transmitted information about as complex as an on-off switch they could only send one command every 20 seconds they required enormous concentration by the sender all is the equipment was bulky and far from ‘wearable’… And yet there are some interesting conversations to […]
https://theconversation.com/the-ozone-hole-leaves-a-lasting-impression-on-southern-climate-34043 Sharon Robinson does a respectable job of explaining why ozobe depletion isn’t just about skin cancer. As she points out: “By changing atmospheric circulation, the ozone hole modifies wind, rain and snowfall patterns across the Southern Hemisphere.”