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How Stuff Works

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howstuffworksTeachable Moment: Many answers are a bit simplified but generally a great little web site to explore.

Reference: http://www.howstuffworks.com/

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Periodic table of Periodic Tables

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 periodic table of periodic talbes

Teachable moment:  just because the basic periodic table format designed by Mendeleev is the most commonly taught format, it doesn't mean it works for everyone, this image explores and illustrates the various ways people have tried to organize the elements.  

Reference: http://www.keaggy.com/periodictable/ 

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Global Resources Stock Check

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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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Periodic Table Table

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Theo's Periodic Table TableTeachable Moment: Who wouldn't want to have a tangible periodic table... the fact that Theo Gray made an actual table out of it is a bit quirky but an engaging way of doing it!

Some people collect stamps. Wolfram Research co-founder and author Theo Gray collects elements. Step into his office, and you'll see a silicon disc engraved with Homer Simpson, a jar of mercury, uranium shells and thousands of other chemical artifacts. But his real DIY masterpiece is the world's first "periodic table table." Within this masterfully constructed table-top lay samples of nearly every element known to man, minus the super-radioactive ones.

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Interactive Scale of the Universe

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interactive scaleTeachable Moment:
This interactive website allows kids and adults to explore the scale of the universe from 10 27th power to 10to the -35th power. I love the fact that objects of the same scale are compared. Who knew that Halley's Comet was about the size of Mount Everest? Or that Ganymede was larger than Mars?

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Science Buddies

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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/

Michael Faraday Watches a Candle

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Teachable Moment: A beautiful reminder from Michael Faraday of the power of observation:  Observe....everything. Think about...everything. And don't interfere. Then do it again until you are sure you have it.

We take for granted that we understand the simple, and have moved on to the less simple. Michael Faraday gave an annual lecture on the burning candle, which is reproduced here. A beautiful read - and even better when spoken and delivered emphatically.

References: http://www.bartleby.com/30/7.html
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1860Faraday-candle.asp#Lecture%20I

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Education Innovations

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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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The "Dance your PhD Contest" 2010

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Teachable Moment: Thesis defense?  How about a Thesis dance!  I don't know what surprises me more... that someone came up with this idea, that multiple people submitted... or that there are some real gems in here!

 

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Science of Cooking: Food Science, Recipes & Projects | Exploratorium

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Science of CookingTeachable Moment: Everyone likes to cook but few understand the science behind it.  This web site provides engaging examples with simple clear explanations.

Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking! Explore recipes, activities, and Webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking.

References: http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/index.html

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Everyday Mysteries: Fun science facts from the Library of Congress

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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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The Naked Scientists

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The Naked ScientistsTeachable Moment: Engaging podcasts on science.  I particularly like the hands on experiments in the Kitchen Science section http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/ and Garage Science http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/garage-science/

The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. Their award winning BBC weekly radio programme, The Naked Scientists, reaches a potential audience of 6 million listeners across the east of England, and also has an international following on the web.

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Emperor of All Maladies: Visual Timeline

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Teachable Moment: The Emperor of All Maladies has been awarded the 2011 Non Fiction Pulitzer prize for it's engaging story of the search for a cure for cancer.  This visual timeline neatly synthesizes key points in the book highlighting both cultural and scientific milestones.

Takes a bit to load...patience...

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National Science Digital Library

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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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Maxwell's Demon

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Teachable Moment: First, let's admit...it's a cool name... so cool, that rock bands chose it to have geek "cred."
But it's also a fascinating thought experiment that challenges a "law" of thermodynamics.

In 1867, James Clerk Maxwell pictured two chambers, A and B, each filled with gas at the same temperature and with a door between them. Theorists later had a demon open the door (without doing any work) to let the fastest-moving molecules pass from A into B, and the slowest from B to A. Over time, the speed of the atoms (and therefore the temperature) increases in B — a violation of the second law of thermodynamics.

References: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/26939
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/15-06/st_best
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell%27s_demon

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Radiation Dose Chart

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radiation-dose-chartTeachable Moment: This is a great image that explains radiation dosages through wonderful visuals.

Radiation Chart...

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NRICH

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Nrich LogoTeachable Moment: Treasure trove of resources for teaching math including STEM topics

ABOUT NRICH

The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other recent activities can be found on our news pages.

SMART Exchange

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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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Khan Academy

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Khan Academy LogoThe Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

All of the the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

References: http://www.khanacademy.org/

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TOPS Science: Teach Science with Simple Things

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TOPS Science LogoTeachable Moment: Advances in technology have enabled amazing new science tools... yet its refreshing to be reminded that good science needs solid DIY skills and can be done with everyday objects.

Welcome to TOPS,the non-profit that is here to help kids everywhere do hands-on science with simple things. We offer the best science projects for parents, teachers and students that are simple to do. Our fun science activities can be done with simple things that are probably already in your home or classroom.

References: http://www.topscience.org/

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