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Posts Tagged: Science
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 […]
This post talks about getting students to write. Many of the postings are associated with science.
Have you heard that Autism is on the rise and has increased dramatically the last few years? Have you ever wondered what causes Autism? Did you hear that vaccines cause Autism? Is it true or is it false? Have you had any students with Autism or what was formerly called Asperger’s Syndrome (it changed in […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
Atoms bond to form molecules. Sometimes, in an atomic tug-of-war, one atom pulls electrons from another, forming an ionic bond. Atoms can also play nicely and share electrons in a covalent bond. From simple oxygen to complex human chromosome 13, George Zaidan and Charles illustrate the chemical bond.
This video serves as a quick introduction to chemistry on the first day of class. It gives an over view of atoms, and how the dynamic social network of atoms creates this beautiful world around us.
The Hidden Power of Smiling It’s not very common these days to see a health professional who is knowledgeable, serious about her job, and also smiles. It seems that the stress of working in medical field sometimes makes the health professionals forget about the power of a simple smile. This video in different aspects explains […]