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  • Science & Sports

    One of the aspects of science education that interests me most is how to grab those students who don't find science interesting in and of itself. So when I see ways that could provide an inroad into the subject for ki...
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    • Gravity Launch: The App

      Science NetLinks is excited to report that the Gravity Launch app is now available for download for the iPad and Android-based tablets. Inspired by the popular pc-based interactive, this is the first app to be develop...
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      • Mobile Learning Resources on Science NetLinks

        Portable technology has become nearly ubiquitous in the last 25 years. From the tape decks and cd players of the late 20th century to laptops to today's smartphones and tablets tucked into back pockets and bookbags, m...
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        • Upcoming Live Webinar: This Isn't Rocket Science: How to Incorporate STEM Apps in Your Classroom

          Upcoming Live Webinar: "This Isn't Rocket Science: How to Incorporate STEM Apps in Your Classroom"with Kirstin Fearnley and Renee Stockdale-Homick from Science NetLinks May 13 @ 4 p.m. EDT  Webinar: http://iste....
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          Upcoming Live Webinar: This Isn't Rocket Science: How to Incorporate STEM Apps in Your Classroom

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          • Science & Storytelling: Integration Needed

            Have you all seen this column from Scientific American's Budding Scientist blog yesterday? "To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science" was written by two teachers from New Jersey's High Technol...
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            • Twitter Chat for High School Science Students

              My apologies for the late notice in letting you know about this, but I only found out this morning:   Tonight at 9 p.m. will be the first #SciStuChat Twitter chat of 2013. The topic will be genetically engineere...
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              Twitter Chat for High School Science Students

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              • Webinar on Reading Science Texts

                A free, hour-long webinar being held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. EST, will focus on "Meeting the Demands of the Common Core: Mentoring Readers of Science and Technical Texts." Hosted by Thinkfinity and produced by...
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                • New and Generous Physics Prize Announced

                  An internet investment tycoon has just announced the Fundamental Physics Prize, a new award to be presented annually to theoretical physicists. These physicists need not have proven their theories; to have dreamed big...
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                  New and Generous Physics Prize Announced

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                  • RIP, Sally Ride

                    Sad news: The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, has died at the age of 61 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.   It is thanks in part to her that I grew up knowing women didn't have to be bound by ear...
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                    • Remembering Jean Craighead George and her work

                      I was sad to read that Jean Craighead George, naturalist and author of My Side of the Mountain and more than 100 other books, died this week at age 92.   In 2009, SB&F, AAAS' review journal, presented George...
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                      Remembering Jean Craighead George and her work

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                      • XKCD Tackles Your Hypothetical Questions

                        The humorist behind xkcd, the stick figure web comic where you hover your cursor over the strip to get the invisible punch line, has debuted a new weekly comic, What If? So far he has tackled a question about the SATs...
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                        XKCD Tackles Your Hypothetical Questions

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                        • Summer Solstice

                          The term "solstice" comes from a Latin word meaning, "the point at which the sun stands still." The summer solstice is the astronomical moment in time when the sun is directly overhead its northernmost point on the gl...
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                          • National Engineers Week

                            The 61st anniversary of National Engineers Week is February 19–25. This event is designed to raise awareness of all the ways engineering contributes to our daily lives and foster interest in future generations o...
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                            National Engineers Week

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