Students will see how monkeys teach manners, elephants show empathy, and ants imitate water in ScienceTake, an online video channel by The New York Times. The series combines research from the world of science with footage of the natural world in action. Dolphins mug for the camera in an awareness test. Wolves beat dogs in a teamwork test. Cockatoos rival children in shape recognition. A tiny robot inspired by caterpillars and jellyfish crawls, walks, and swims inside the human body. Each video is accompanied by a related article from The Times.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Northrup GrummanFoundation annually present one Excellence in Engineering Education Award to recognize the importance of integrating high-quality engineering instruction into science classrooms and the critical need to make students proficient in practices used by engineers in the field.
Sound Rebound is an offbeat experience of color and sound that invites students to create ricochets, bounces, or bumps to investigate seeing and hearing. The app, designed for iOS devices, invites users to move objects around the screen’s “play field” to experiment with color and sound.
Vital Signs is a story-based literacy game from Classroom, Inc. that has students take on the role of a medical director at a family clinic. Students contend with the daily challenges of a doctor: seeing patients, staying on top of community issues, and running an office.