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John Pearce

Using Angry Birds to teach math, history and science - 4 views

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    "It doesn't seem to matter what age group or demographic that I talk to, kids (and adults) everywhere are fans of Angry Birds. As I was playing around with Angry Birds (yep I'm a fan too), I started thinking about all of the learning that could be happening. I have watched a two year old tell an older sister that "you have to pull down to go up higher". I have watched as kids master this game through trial and error. Being the teacher that I am, I started dreaming up a transdisciplinary lesson with Angry Birds as the base. I happened to be writing an inquiry lesson that has students look at inventions throughout time and thought: the catapult-that is an invention that has technology and concepts that are used even today. This is one of those inspirational moments that comes when you are drifting off to sleep and has you frantically searching for paper and pen to record as fast as the ideas come. So what did I do? I got myself out of bed and went to work sketching out a super awesome plan. Here is the embedded learning that I came up with"
Roland Gesthuizen

The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest - HOME - 2 views

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    "Organised by the Melbourne School of Engineering, The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest is being launched in 2011 as part of the School's 150th anniversary celebrations. The contest will be an annual competition for schools students in year 10 in which knowledge and skills in maths, science, engineering, and project management are put to the test in the creation of a 'spaghetti machine' - the Italian term for an overly complex machine or device that is used to perform a relatively simple task."
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    Interesting technology competition in Australia, Students will enjoy building these strange machines.
Rhondda Powling

Learning with 'e's: I have it within me... - 1 views

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    Doug Belshaw, education, Engaging learning, music, NASA moon landings, purpos/ed, school, science, Technology
Tony Richards

Google Global Science Fair 2011 - 2 views

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    This is good, I must keep the April deadline in mind. Will be teaching 7 science at Keysborough SC this year.
Grace Kat

Science for Kids - Fun Experiments, Cool Facts, Online Games, Activities, Projects, Ide... - 9 views

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    "Science Kids is the home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the world. Learn more about the amazing world of science by enjoying our fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects. "
graham hughes

The Futures Channel - 2 views

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    using new media technologies to create a channel between the scientists, engineers, explorers and visionaries who are shaping the future, and today's learners who will one day succeed them.
Lisa Dumicich

Edheads - Activate Your Mind! - 0 views

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    Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. We partner with various school systems in the United States, which help us research, design and test our activities every step of the way! Very cool virtual surgery activites
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    Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. We partner with various school systems in the United States, which help us research, design and test our activities every step of the way!
John Pearce

Lemelson Center presents Invention at Play - 0 views

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    This online exhibit from the Lemenson Center includes Invention Playhouse. The Tinker Ball game in particular is a great physics based interactive. The site also includes Inventors' Stories and a section called Does Play Matter? How have attitudes toward play changed over time? What kinds of toys did inventors play with as children? Is the quality and quantity of children's play changing? If play is changing, how will that affect invention? Reflect upon these and other questions through video commentaries and toy displays
Grace Kat

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century - 0 views

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    How many of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements will you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone? Explore our list of the top 20 achievements and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.
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