Teachers can now view the public-use lessons collected as part of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) video studies (free registration required). The videos are intended to spark discussion about teaching practices in different countries. Fifty-three full-length videos of eighth-grade mathematics and science lessons from seven countries are available. Each lesson includes English-translation subtitles, a searchable…Continue
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The Molecular Workbench, developed by the Concord Consortium, is a free, open-source software tool that helps students from grade 5 to college overcome challenges in understanding the science of atoms and molecules. Using sophisticated computation methods based on first principles, the Molecular Workbench simulates atomic-scale phenomena and permits students to interact with them. The Molecular Workbench…Continue
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Here is the final list of titles (from the forum discussion on this topic) suggested by MSP2 members. Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!
- Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything.
- Daniel Pink's "Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us"
- Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
- Jack Berckemyer's "Managing the Madness"
- Thomas Seeley's "Honeybee Democracy"
- Bill Turnbull's…
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"Girls dominated the intellectual battleground of Google's online science fair, which amassed impressive contributions from 10,000 young prodigies in 91 countries. Of the 15 brainiacs flown to Google headquarters to be personally judged by an all-star panel of scientists, three girls, from age groups 13 to 18, took home a coveted trove of scholarships and Lego-based trophies for their contributions to cancer treatment and asthma reduction."…Continue
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