Imagine a space shuttle speeding toward Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, the friction outside heating the vessel to more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit as it enters the atmosphere. That kind of temperature normally melts metal. So what protects NASA’s space shuttles? That’s the kind of question award-winning scientist Ainissa Ramirez, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale University, can’t wait to answer. In fact, she’s done it in a YouTube video. Now she has a new show called Science Underground, a weekly two-minute sciencepodcast. You can subscribe to Science Underground and listen to or download every episode via iTunes.
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.
Developed by Designmate for iOS devices, the Eureka.in-NSES app enables students of different age ranges and with diverse interests, abilities, and experiences to achieve scientific and mathematical excellence even in abstract concepts such as the Structure of DNA, Complex Physical Laws, or Intricate Chemical Bonds.