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Global Resources Stock Check

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on Sunday, 30 September 2012
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global resources stock checkTeachable Moment: Most of us have a very narrow understanding of which resources we use are non-renewable.  This highly informative graphic illustrates the range of non-renewable resources and helps initiate a discussion about prioirities.

Reference: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120618-global-resources-stock-check

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How much water is there on earth?

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on Tuesday, 19 June 2012
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water on earthTeachable Moment: This stunning image from the USGS illustrates shows both the relative scarcity of water on our planet and challenges our thinking of volume.  We all know that the earth is almost 97% covered with water, but how many of us realized how thin a layer that represented and what that was relative to the land mass?  Follow the link to a larger image and the underyling math.

Reference: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/2010/gallery/global-water-volume.html

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Science Buddies

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on Thursday, 09 February 2012
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Teachable Moment: Great resource for ideas for science projects.

Science Buddies mission is to help students from all walks of life to build their literacy in science and technology so they can become productive and engaged citizens in the 21st century. We have created personalized learning tools, over 15,000 pages of scientist-developed subject matter (including experiments based on the latest academic research), and an online community of science professionals who volunteer to advise students. We also provide resources to support parents and teachers as they guide students doing hands-on science projects. Representing much more than a website, Science Buddies quickly and efficiently matches students with the information that will hold their interest and answer their questions. We provide a bridge between scientists and students, giving students access to current scientific research and simultaneously giving scientists a way to reach out to young people interested in their fields.

References: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

Education Innovations

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on Wednesday, 19 October 2011
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Teachable Moment: Great hands on teaching tools.

Ron Perkins' passion for science and teaching took him around the globe. He presented more than 800 teacher workshops in the USA, Canada, Ireland, England, and Norway. He taught high school chemistry for 33 years and was Connecticut’s first recipient of the President’s Award for Teaching. Then, in 1994, Ron formed Educational Innovations, Inc. Ron worked hard to expand this resourceful and dynamic company before retiring in the spring of 2010.

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Everyday Mysteries: Fun science facts from the Library of Congress

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on Tuesday, 09 August 2011
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Teachable Moment: Great little collection of fun science questions....

Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but each can be explained scientifically.

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22 Years of Sea Surface Temperatures

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on Thursday, 07 April 2011
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22 Years of Sea Surface Temperature ChangesThe NOAA polar-orbiting satellites (POES) have been collecting sea surface temperature data for over 22 years. This animation is a compilation of that data from January 1985 - January 2007. Of note are the changes in the Gulf Stream, El Nino and La Nina cycles in the Pacific, and the seansonal changes in sea ice cove.

 

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National Science Digital Library

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on Thursday, 07 April 2011
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NSDL LogoThe National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is a national network of digital envirionments dedicated to advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning for all learners, in both formal and informal settings. NSDL is the locus of activity for the National STEM Distributed Learning program.

NSDL receives the majority of its funding through the generous support of NSF's Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

NSDL advances teaching and learning by providing:

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SMART Exchange

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on Tuesday, 15 March 2011
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SMART Exchange LogoFind lesson plans for the SMART boards and connect with teachers.

References: http://exchange.smarttech.com/

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USGS Earthquakes Hazards Program

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on Friday, 11 March 2011
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USGS LogoTeachable Moment: Tectonic plates feeling a little abstract?  Maybe not if you could prove they just moved minutes ago... USGS tracks every earthquake big and small and brings plate movement to life.

USGS web site dedicated to tracking earthquakes worldwide has real-time tracking, shake maps, animations, etc.

References: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/

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March 11, 2011 Honshu Tsunami Propagation

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on Friday, 11 March 2011
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Honshu Tsunami PropagationTeachable Moment: Great video using the NOAA MOST Model.

The MOST (Method of Splitting Tsunami) model, developed by Titov of PMEL and Synolakis of University of Southern California, is the standard model used at the NCTR. MOST is a suite of numerical simulation codes capable of simulating three processes of tsunami evolution: earthquake, transoceanic propagation, and inundation of dry land.

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