AtomDemo is a 2D interactive simulation of 200 atoms that demonstrates thermal motion and the phases of matter. Through this process, students not only learn about insects, but also about microscopy and the experiences of scientists. A beautiful, multi?level story about an astronomer whose images of active galaxy NGC 1097 lead him to some important insights about the universe and himself. This website features kid-friendly animations illustrating climate change.
ROBERT KRULWICH: Just like a bad Christmas present, assembly is required. As part of the national Connect ED Initiative, Esri—a Geographic Information System (GIS) software company—is offering its digital mapping and data analysis program, ArGIS Online, to K–12 educators in the United States. Students participate in all aspects of the production of a news radio show from researching story ideas, writing commentaries, and presenting stories on-air to behind-the-scenes technologies like sound editing and developing mobile apps.
Edgar Rice Burroughs's Barsoom series is space opera. Genet. 61: 494, 1997), and the "electronic nose" (a computerized odor-detector) can tell your HL-A's apart (Proc. Based on the training software used at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the simulation introduces students to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers through the modeling of different responsibilities involved behind the scenes of a shuttle launch. Even if the science presented in the film GATTACA is not retained, there is the potential for the ideas presented to alter opinions on modern preimplantation genetic diagnosis technologies and their uses.
The heliocentric cosmological model proposed by Copernicus (1473-1543) and the 1610 telescopic observations of the Moon by Galileo (1564-1642) brought the question back into Western thought, and a lively debate grew up almost immediately. This machine can detect tiny differences in size between the two different types of sperm and separates them out. As if humanized chickens weren’t strange enough, scientists in China have already spliced human genes into more than 200 cows in an attempt to make them produce human breast milk.
This newly emerging species is what is known as bread wheat today. The prime example is sickle cell disease, in which the heterozygote enjoys immunity to malaria. With this in mind, Australian scientists have estimated that because we can look at a cow's genome and see what traits it is carrying, as opposed to waiting until the animal matures, we can knock five years off the time it takes for a better animal to make it to market. NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides free K–12 resources, lesson plans, and projects for science educators.
FRENCH ANDERSON: The only thing that’s going to protect our society from the power of genetic engineering is public awareness and the public basically drawing the lines and saying we’ll go this far, but no further. Political Science develops strong analytical, problem-solving, writing, and oral communication skills useful in future careers in public service, campaigning, lobbying, and various management positions in the private sector. Click on an image to learn information about the type of data collected, ways scientists use the data to learn more about the Earth, and mission details.
Actually a multi-week initiative from the Green Education Foundation, National Green “Week” 2012 (February 6–April 22) can interest elementary and middle level students in waste reduction. Download a free issue at http://bit.ly/xJkngf. S. citizen, with a doctorate in biochemistry, computer analyzed the frequency of letters and words in the Qur’an for several years and in 1974 claimed discovery of an intricate matematical pattern involving the number 19 throughought the text of the Qur’an as mentioned in verse 74:32.
At the core of this mission lies the complex skills of reading and writing which help to develop critical and creative thinking, articulate self-expression, and a broad knowledge of literature. Developed collaboratively by educators at Michigan State University, Iowa State University, and Mississippi State University, these bite-sized lessons in biology, chemistry, botany, genetics, and other science fields introduce facts and information through multiple-choice and true/false questions.
This 20-hour course from Code.org introduces basic programming concepts and computational theory through hands-on tutorials and unplugged activities emphasizing the creative and collaborative nature of computer science. Harris Lewin, director of the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois who wrote a recent comment piece in Science magazine about what the sequencing of the cow genome means, points out that even after the seemingly intense genetic pressures of modern selective breeding, "cows remain more genetically diverse than humans."
The Verizon Foundation’s digital learning platform combines standards-based K–12 educational content and professional development with research and evidence-based resources and practices. These markers are usually present in the transgenic organism, although a number of strategies have been developed that can remove the selectable marker from the mature transgenic plant.  When the offspring is produced they can be screened for the presence of the gene.