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Nov 10, 2020
11:30 AM EST
Career Connection: Studying the Brain on Drugs ›
As a child of West Indian immigrants, Gwenaëlle (Gwen-Eye-Yell) learned to communicate science across cultures and fight against stigmas and taboos around mental illness. She graduated with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is currently pursuing a PhD in Neurobiology.
Nov 10, 2020
12:15 PM EST
Career Connection: Fire Service and Science with Ernie Carter ›
Ernie Carter has been in the Fire Service for 22yrs. He uses science knowledge of chemical reactions and fire behavior in his different areas of expertise.
Nov 10, 2020
1:00 PM EST
Origami Time! Can you Make Hundreds of Objects from One Paper? ›
Come enjoy some mental gymnastics and fun critical thinking exercises. All you need is a sheet of paper, a ruler, scissors, pencil and your imagination.
Nov 10, 2020
2:00 PM EST
STEM Lesson/Activity: Experimenting with Bugscocopter Flight ›
Students will make a helicopter-like Bugsocopter and experiment with factors that affect its speed in flight.
Nov 10, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Career Connection: Surfers and their Microbiome ›
Cliff is a professional surfer and scientist from Hawai‘i. He spends his life chasing the best waves around the world and also looks to use science to protect those waves.
Nov 11, 2020
11:30 AM EST
Career Connection: From Idea to Store Shelf: How Did I Get There? with Darren Coon ›
Starting out as a teacher, Darren Coon recognized a tremendous need in the classroom of encouraging kids to evolve the engineering design process. This prompted him to to develop TeacherGeek engineering and design materials which are now being used in thousands of classrooms and stores around the world.
Nov 11, 2020
12:15 PM EST
Career Connection: Boots to Booties ›
An immigrant from Mexico, Karine Chapa-Vargas joined the US Air Force to learn the skills needed to become a Certified Surgical Technologist for the last 20 yrs. She currently works at a level 1 trauma center where she is part of the abdominal transplant tem.
Nov 11, 2020
1:00 PM EST
Origami Time! Where did the Rest of the Volume Go? ›
Come enjoy some mental gymnastics and fun critical thinking exercises. All you need is a sheet of paper, a ruler, scissors, pencil and your imagination.
Nov 11, 2020
2:00 PM EST
STEM Lesson/Activity: Where’s All of the Water? ›
In this lesson activity, we will explore how water is distributed across the Earth, and build solutions for filtering our Earth’s freshwater into drinkable water.
Nov 11, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Career Connection: Use your Gifts to Fulfill your Passion ›
Dr. Roni Ellington has been a mathematics educator for the past 20 years and has worked as a mathematics/STEM professional development consultant for various school districts and organizations. Currently, she is an associate professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University. Dr. Ellington is committed to promoting the mathematics education of African American students.
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On-Demand Experience Kinematics: Using Multiple Representations to Understand the Motion of “sailing stones” ›
Long trails terminated by heavy rocks called “sailing stones”
On-Demand The Adaptable Human Body ›
The human body is equipped with remarkable systems to defend and recover against harm and maintain homeostasis. Let’s discover and investigate these complex systems and feedback methods that work together to maintain homeostasis in the human body and apply it to the public health issues of today.
On-Demand Biosphere II: What makes a scientific failure? ›
Learn about our Biosphere I – The Earth – while engaging in the interesting tale of Biosphere II. Biosphere II didn’t meet the goals it set out to achieve, but was it a failure? Well, yes. But also, no! In this workshop, you’ll use hands-on learning, digital explorations, data analysis, and print resources to gather evidence and apply learning to form your own conclusions.
On-Demand Intermolecular Attractions: Not As Romantic As It Sounds ›
Let’s explore the intermolecular forces between covalent bonded molecules! It’ll be more fun than it sounds with hands-on and digital experiences to bring the subject to life. In the end, we’ll apply what we’ve learned to everyone’s favorite molecule, H20!
On-Demand How Does Soap “Destroy” Coronaviruses?: Modeling Lipid Bilayers ›
Just like the cells that make up our bodies, coronaviruses are surrounded by a membrane made up of phospholipid bilayers. This membrane is similar to a soap bubble, which consists of water sandwiched between little polar soap molecules. Using a bubble as a model, we’ll learn how washing your hands with soap and the alcohol from hand sanitizer can disrupt a coronavirus, essentially popping its “bubble”.
On-Demand Science Denial: What can you do about it? ›
Science matters! Scientific data and perspectives should help inform economic decisions, guide government policy, and improve health and security. Yet denial and politicization of science is everywhere. Coronavirus. Evolution. Climate change. Vaccination. GMOs. We will briefly review what science is and how it works, analyze the causes of science denial, and discuss what you can do about it.
On-Demand Ten Ways the Earth is Dangerous To Humans ›
We are currently in the midst of one of the worst pandemics of this generation, but it is important to remember that there are also many non-biological catastrophes that nature can throw at us and that a large reason that our global population has grown so large so fast (now approaching 8 billion) is that Earth has been relatively quiet for the past two centuries. In this presentation, Professor Wysession will take us through a Top-10 list of Earth and planetary events such as supervolcanoes, asteroid impacts, magnetic field reversals, massive underwater avalanches, and enormous solar flares that have significantly impacted life in the past and could do so again in the future.
On-Demand Modeling a Sneeze: Kinematics in Pictures ›
Social distancing recommendations specify we keep at least 2 meters away from each other. Why? To answer this question, we’ll simulate and model the trajectory of particles in a sneeze. Using pictures and graphs, instead of blindly plugging numbers into equations, we’ll solve what is essentially a projectile problem. We’ll also learn about distributions while determining the average force and energy exerted during a sneeze.
On-Demand From CRISPR to 23-and Me: Meeting the Challenges of Today’s Biology ›
New techniques such as CRISPR gene editing, mitochondrial transformation, and gene drives are changing the ways in which living organisms are studied and modified. I will review these techniques, and introduce students to a series of activities that will enable them to confront the social, moral, and ethical issues raised by the new human genetics.
On-Demand Pandemics Triggered by Climate Change ›
Pandemics have (literally) plagued humans throughout history. Before there was airplane travel, it usually took a major environmental disruption to create the necessary conditions to allow for a global spread, and that disruption was often provided by a rapid change in climate. We will examine the environmental factors that helped trigger pandemics such as the 1918 Spanish Flu (La Nina), the 1820 Cholera outbreak (eruption of Mt. Tambora), and the 14th-century bubonic plague (start of the Little Ice Age).