Many educators like myself are apprehensive about using social media tools in our classrooms. After looking inward and analyzing why I was fearful of this, I realized that I cannot afford to be fearful of social media. If I continue my path of fear, my students will lose a tremendous opportunity to learn how to […]
Posts Categorized: STEM
Laurinda Lott When I first enrolled in Destinations, I had a goal to find a new way to enhance a current portfolio project that is used in most of our Teacher Education courses. This assignment that I am posting is slightly different than most as it is not just a simple lesson plan to be […]
The Cardiac Conduction System Sino-Atrial [SA] node or primary pacemaker – cells that generate an electrical current. Atrioventricular [AV] node or secondary pacemaker- receives the electrical impulse. Cardiac muscle action potentials– SA-AV electrical activity causes the right atrium to contract. Heartbeat -the result of cardiac muscle action potential, travelling throughout the heart. Intrinsic heart rate: […]
This summer Valencia is going to host a STEM camp for high school seniors, and we are going to have 24 students visiting different science labs at West Campus during two days. I may use some portion of this “sample lesson” for the physics portion of the STEM camp. I will start with projecting a […]
This infographic shows all the trigonometric functions on one page. It is useful for students to have it in a place where they can visually access this: http://www.infohow.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/RS-Trigonometry-Definition.gif
MERS: AN EMERGING LETHAL VIRAL DISEASE MERS is a new type of viral respiratory disease that has recently been reported in a couple of confirmed cases here in Orlando. The causative virus is MERS-CoV, a corona virus similar to those that cause the common cold. It qualifies as an EID, emerging infectious disease. It has […]
Music videos are great in a science class. It can be used as ice-breakers at the beginning of a lesson, such as this one on Food Safety. Food borne diseases are frequently reported in the news media. Many of these ailments are of microbial causation. You might have heard some people complaining about abdominal pain […]
This posts discusses not just the use of including Youtube videos in your classes, but specifically mentions the benefits of the Professor actually making the videos themselves. Short videos of a teacher giving a lesson, primarily in an environment other than the classroom, seems to be more engaging not just compared to lectures, but is […]
Deb Hall Title: A Lazy Electron Wake-up Call around Series-Parallel Circuits Class: EET 1214C Introduction to Engineering Technology Introduction: I selected this particular topic because many of my students seem to find measuring current within a circuit to be most challenging. I think that these tools might help engage my audience because it will capture […]
Click the ScienceBlog link to find an interesting blog discussion on this topic. Brain cells can grow back???? [click here]
Laboratory safety is mandatory!
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 […]
Brian Leiter has a reputation as something of a jerk, but his blog is the main thing that provides unity to this strange profession. Whether for good or for ill, I cannot say. He does a good job informing philosophers around the world of what’s happening in the profession in general, and also at specific institutions. In this one, he discusses how academic publication is difficult outside a core of elite schools in the english speaking world, effectively addressing an issue of professional marginalization.
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, […]
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 […]