updates (weekly)

  • “In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers? With Why So Few?, AAUW presents compelling evidence that can help to explain this puzzle. The research report presents in-depth yet accessible profiles of eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers – including stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities – that continue to block women’s participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math.”

    tags: k-8 engineering women research

  • “Student teams investigate biomedical engineering and the technology of prosthetics. Students create a model prosthetic lower leg using various materials. Each team demonstrate its prosthesis’ strength and consider its pros and cons, giving insight into the characteristics and materials biomedical engineers consider in designing artificial limbs. “

    tags: k-8 engineering lesson activities medical mechanical

  • “intro to biomedical engineering and the technology of prosthetics. As they create a model prosthetic lower leg, testing strength and considering its pros and cons, they learn about issues and materials that biomedical engineers consider in designing artificial limbs.”

    tags: k-8 engineering lesson activities medical mechanical

  • realizing ”I am not just learning HOW to connect but WHY connect” and are now trying to transfer the skills they’re learning into their classrooms. So I’ve put together tips for getting the most out of blogging with your student

    tags: k-8 blog writing Resources

  • ” several new opportunities to get involved in research including one we are sending to the International Space Station in September! Join us and the Science Cheerleaders (NFL and NBA cheerleaders who are also scientists and engineers) to collect microbes from sports stadiums which we will send to UCDavis for analysis. Forty samples will be sent to the ISS and compared to the microbes astronauts find up there!
    Announcing the finalists and winners of the SciStarter Citizen Science Contest presented by Instructables and Discover Magazine! Check out the nifty solutions this DIY community came up with to help solve some real challenges presented by citizen science project organizers”

    tags: k-8 science community activities research

  • Great list of links to web sites, blogs, videos about physic and science, STEM

    tags: k-8 videos list directory research physics science STEM

  • “While you drag your finger across the screen, your voice or any other sounds nearby are turned into colors on the musical canvas. The pitch of the sound is translated into a color, while the loudness of the sound determines the size. If you start on a blank white space you are recording. If you start on a colored space you are replaying. Use up to five fingers to play back many sounds at the same time, forwards, backwards or sideways. “

    tags: k-8 apps music creativity

  • “MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween:

    The kit will include everything you see above: MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable. “

    tags: k-8 engineering techstuff

  • “IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.”

    tags: k-8 socialstudies Resources

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.