Videoconferencing to Connect Students With Science & STEM Experts | STAO Connex by Julie Vander Meij

Technology Focus: Videoconferencing allows you to connect your class live to a guest speaker, to learn from them, and ask them questions. This is enabled through online tools such as Virtual Researcher on Call, Google Hangouts and Skype.

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 Videoconferencing allows students to connect to science professionals, engineers and other STEM experts and provides relevant real-world contexts and personal stories that help students engage with science curriculum. It can also address STSE expectations (Science, Technology, Society and the Environment) and Strand A expectations.

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🔍 Experiment of The Week – Homemade Projector by Steve Spangler

If you’ve watched videos on a smartphone, then you know it can be tough to truly enjoy a show on such a small screen.  For those who are in the mood to do something creative, you can make your own projector. All you need is a cardboard box, a smart phone with videos, and a few basic tools.

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The Leakproof Bag | Experiments | Steve Spangler Science

Who would have ever thought that a plastic bag, some water, and a few pencils would have adults screaming with fear? Learn how to poke holes in a plastic bag filled with water without spilling a drop. Well, that’s the theory you’re going to test… and it’s wise to practice your liquid trick over the sink. It’s a cool way to learn about the chemistry of polymers. Continue reading