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Preventing the Dodo: Unveiling Animal Conservation Stories

What stories do the animals on the American Trail at the Smithsonian's National Zoo tell? Students will use the Project Zero Global Thinking Routine Unveiling Stories to uncover and consider the complexity around conservation. I asked students to consider more than just what is the initial story. I wanted to know what they thought the human and world stories might be. With the success of these animals I wanted students to also consider what the new and untold stories that might remain. The Unveiling Stories thinking routine is a great way to explore the complicated stories of the gray wolf, bald eagle, beaver,  North American river otter, and wood duck. #goglobal

Ellen Rogers
39
 

Prototyping

#designthinking

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
16
 

Prototyping

#designthinking

Taryn Grigas
16
 

Prototyping

#designthinking

Mary Marotta
16
 

PS1 2 Investigating a Chemical Reaction

All the chemistry involved with the intriguing reaction occurring between aluminum and iodine: a synthesis reaction between a metal and a non-metal forming an ionic bond.  Discover more about these elements in the periodic table, their electron configurations (arrangements), and their properties.  With thanks to Margaret Hoeger and Washington International School

Chris Hunt
6
 

PS1 7 Conservation of Mass

Looking at an example that seems to defy the Law of Conservation of Mass--but it doesn't! Explaining what happens at the atomic level.  With thanks to Team Chemistry at Washington International School 

Chris Hunt
13
 

PS2 5 Making a solenoid

Using an electric current to produce a magnetic field.  With thanks to Steve March and Washington International School

Chris Hunt
6
 

PS3 5 Interactions between magnetic and electric fields

Investigating the combination of magnetic and electric fields with the inductive effect, a dynamo,an electric bell and more.  With many thanks to Tony Godwin and Washington International School

Chris Hunt
22
 

Putting the A in STEAM. How can prototyping push your thinking?

Putting the "A" in STEAM.                                                                               Can you imagine what doesn't exist but could? Can you visually communicate your vision to others? How can prototyping be used as a tool for exploration, invention and communication. 

louise brady
22
 

Quick Tips for Teachers

"Quick Tips: Resources for Teachers” is a series of short videos providing down-to-earth advice and instructional tips to teachers of STC™, our signature science curriculum. Each “Quick Tip” offers practical suggestions by experienced teachers for handling materials or managing classrooms in science investigations.
Smithsonian Science Education Center
14
 

Rachel Carson: Innovator

In what ways was Rachel Carson an innovator? She diligently pursued her goals as a female scientist and author and sparked the environmental movement with her book "Silent Spring." As you look through this collection, consider the characteristics of innovators. What innovative characteristics do you share with her?

For more on the characteristics that make up an innovator, look at the Heinz History Center website. You can even take a quiz and find out what innovator you are most like:

http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/education/school...

tags: Pittsburgh, science, environment,Silent Spring, Chatham, Maine, Fish and Wildlife Service, #BecauseOfHerStory

Kate Harris
15
 

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring rain. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a free Brainpop video about weather, the water cycle and thunderstorms. Families can also read articles about rain, learn about how native peoples interact with rain, and listen to a read aloud in the hopes to keep families from feeling bored. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
50
 

Reading Companion: Pandas

This collection is a reading companion to two articles included here as PDFs - "A Symbol of Peace: The Giant Panda" [Faces; May 2007], "Something New at the Zoo" [Ask; July 2015], and "Panda Handstands Get High Marks" [Ask; March 2005].

Several videos feature panda behavior and habitat. The TED talk by a Smithsonian scientist raises questions about our love affair with pandas.

Together the resources offer several options for comparing and contrasting informational text with science content.
Michelle Smith
17
 

Reading Companion: Robots

This collection is a reading companion to two articles - "Robot Zoo" [Ask; Nov 2011] and "Me, Myself, and My Android Twin" [Muse; Nov 2012]. Students are asked to investigate these articles, alongside other objects, videos, and articles, to examine what issues robot designers are attempting to address with their inventions, and how they are trying to address them. At the end of the activity, students will be asked to write a paragraph or more explaining which inventions they think are the most important and why, citing resources in this collection as evidence.
Tess Porter
22
 

Reading Companion: Science of Hot-Air Balloons

This collection is a reading companion to the Cricket article "Hang on, Dolly!" [April 2016]. This article tells the story of Dolly Shepherd, an adventure-loving aerobat who parachuted from high-flying hot-air balloons in the early twentieth century. After learning about her story, explore the science of hot-air balloons with STEM in 30, a fast-paced webcast targeted towards students. Also includes lithographs depicting other female balloonists.
Michelle Smith
5
 

Reboot the Suit: Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit | STEM in 30

“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke these famous words as he became the first person to walk on the Moon 50 years ago this July. His spacesuit, really a small spacecraft, allowed him to take this historic walk. Join STEM in 30 to learn about the research and conservation efforts that went into ensuring that this suit will last for generations to come.

National Air and Space Museum
23
 

Regress

With the collapse of the Roman Empire, Europe fell into the Middle Ages. During this period, strict dogmas restricted medieval literature, art, science, and technology. In the late Middle Ages, the germination of capitalism emerged first in Italy in Europe under various conditions.  The commodity economy operates through the market. The choice of purchase, bargaining, and contract-making in the market are all voluntary actions after consideration. This is the embodiment of freedom. Of course, if we want to have these freedoms, we must have the freedom of ownership of means of production, and the common premise of all these freedoms is human beings. Freedom. At this time, Italy calls for human freedom, and stale Europe needs a new ideological movement to promote human freedom. The emergence of the bud of capitalism has also provided the possibility for the rise of this ideological movement. The prosperity of the urban economy makes the wealthy businessmen, workshop owners and bankers who have great success and wealth believe more in their personal values and strength, and are more full of the spirit of innovation, enterprising, risk-taking and winning. 

Bowen Zengyang
8
 

Remnants from the exploration of space

Clothing, spacecraft, tools, and mementos to better understand the achievement of space exploration.  

David S. Ball
134
 

Robotics: First There Were Humans, Then There Was Machine

FIRST inspires students in science and technology by hosting national robotics competitions for students in kindergarten through high school. Join STEM in 30 to see these robots in action and learn how robots are used throughout the aerospace industry.

National Air and Space Museum
15
 

Robots

Lesson Prompt: Look at each robot and imagine what it can do. How can it help people? If you were to design your own robot, what would you want it to do to help your family? Sketch your ideas and then draw your robot design.

Jean-Marie Galing
7
 

Robots that Help

OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn that people make robots to do things to help people 
  • Look closely at a robot that some people have in their house
  • Learn about other types of helping robots 
  • Talk about why robots are made
  • Learn that robots are designed with a purpose 
  • Think about times when it might be helpful to have a robot 
  • Use creativity to design robots
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
22
 

Robots that Help

OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn that people make robots to do things to help people 
  • Look closely at a robot that some people have in their house
  • Learn about other types of helping robots 
  • Talk about why robots are made
  • Learn that robots are designed with a purpose 
  • Think about times when it might be helpful to have a robot 
  • Use creativity to design robots
Meredith Osborne
22
 

Rock Me Like a Hurricane: The Science of Earth's Largest Storms

Have you ever wondered what happens inside the eye of a hurricane? Find out what it's like and why it is important to study these storms from space, the ground, and in an airplane. Join STEM in 30 as they experience hurricane force winds at the Liberty Science Center, fly into a hurricane with the US Air Force Hurricane Hunters and talk with Ginger Zee to learn about these massive storms.

National Air and Space Museum
22
 

Rocket Chemistry: A Ride to Space

This collection explores the rockets NASA used during the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, as well as some novel designs and propellants for use in future rocket systems.

#MCteach

Virginia Miller
21
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