Posts Categorized: Science

Protein Synthesis

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I’ makin’ protein baby! [click on this link to see a video short] Now seriously. What is a protein? It is a complex polymer molecule made up of repeating sub-units or monomers called amino acids. What does a protein look like? [click on this link to see a picture of the protein – insulin] Proteins […]

Critters In Your Salad!

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Cyclospora cayetanensis is an emerging food-borne parasitic pathogen that has been reported in many outbreaks in the U.S. since the 1990s. Human infection occurs when food or water contaminated with sporulated oocysts is consumed by the host.  The food items implicated in these food infections are imported fresh produce such as: raspberries, basil, snow peas, […]

My favorite resources for teaching physics (can be used in any STEM)

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Hello Everyone, Here are the links to a few of my favorite FREE resources for STEM: 1. Phet – Great Simulations Developed by the University of Colorado team. All free, can be downloaded anywhere. PHET 2.CWSEI – Carl Weiman Science Educational Initiative – great resources for K-16 STEM educators. In case you do not know, […]

Getting Green Done by way of an Electrical Engineering Technology A.S. Degree!

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Confidently march across that bridge spanning the demand for green jobs and the supply of qualified people ready to fill them by earning an A.S. in EET…your green job credential! This blog post explains the value of an EET degree in the context of obtaining a green job. I found this blog at the Ecotech […]

Renewable Energy Snapshot of 2050

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Author: Deb Hall Discipline: Electrical Engineering Technology Text: This infographic highlights the inevitable increase of renewable energy implementation by 2050. I also like it because of its simplicity and connection to something that my students might be doing everyday like make a “cuppa” tea! I also have a theory rolling around in the back of […]

Take a picture of text on a smart phone and translate the text into a different language immediately. Awesome!

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Google purchased Quest Visual on November 19, 2013. Quest Visual is known for developing Word Lens. Word Lens permits an owner to snap a picture of printed text on Apple’s iPhone, iPod, and iPad as well as for a selection of Android smartphones and Google Glass to have it translated into another language utilizing optical […]

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend – YouTube

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We’ve been taught for years that stress kills!!! This thought-provoking TED Talk offers an inside look at the positive side of stress. And guess what, every time we meet with our Circles comrades, we’re practicing many of these principles and staying healthier all at the same time. via Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your […]

Muscle contraction

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Muscle Contraction Superheroes save the world by using their strong muscles to lift or move very heavy things and also to fly. Everyday folks use their muscles to carry them from one place to another, for breathing, for lifting reasonably heavy things and for…. Can you list five other things that we use our muscles […]