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.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
Teaching Physics Modules are an outgrowth of an initiative of the Physics Teachers Education Coalition to help preservice physics teachers in their preparation to be effective in the classroom. The modules focus on several crucial aspects of classroom instruction, with the purpose of improving student learning, motivation, and confidence.