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Educate to Innovate
« on: June 10, 2010, 07:14:46 pm »
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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." --Aristotle, Greek philosopher

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Re: Educate to Innovate (innovative ideas?)
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 05:46:45 pm »
This weekend, I'm headed to Florida for the STS-133 Pre-Launch Innovation Summit hosted by NASA. 
The official theme is Partnerships and Student Inspiration as Catalysts for Change.

I will be participating in workshops designed to elicit and implement ideas for innovative partnerships between industry, business and educators to promote STEM at underserved schools containing underrepresented youth.

What ideas would you like for me to share?


 
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Re: Educate to Innovate
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 10:23:11 pm »
Tie science into pop-culture from k-12.

For Pre-K to 2nd you could have a Marvel Superheroes character promote tech from the show and break down how it works.

3rd-5th, there can be a connection to Egypt and analyze how advanced the tech was at that time. Students should recognize themselves in that history and build upon that.

6th-8th- The science of fighting and sports specials that appear on SPIKE, ESPN and Discovery are the perfect model to get kids ready for high-school.

9-12- As hands on as possible. Building cars, PC's, games etc.

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Re: Educate to Innovate
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 07:10:46 pm »
Tie science into pop-culture from k-12.

For Pre-K to 2nd you could have a Marvel Superheroes character promote tech from the show and break down how it works.

3rd-5th, there can be a connection to Egypt and analyze how advanced the tech was at that time. Students should recognize themselves in that history and build upon that.

6th-8th- The science of fighting and sports specials that appear on SPIKE, ESPN and Discovery are the perfect model to get kids ready for high-school.

9-12- As hands on as possible. Building cars, PC's, games etc.

BOOM!  What he said.

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Re: Educate to Innovate
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 06:07:28 pm »
Done

NASA and LEGO collaborate to inspire children about science and technology


CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday announced the signing of a Space Act Agreement with LEGO Group to inspire children into science, technology, engineering and math.

To commemorate the agreement, a small LEGO space shuttle will launch with the crew of the space shuttle Discovery on its final STS-133 mission that is scheduled to launch on Wednesday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA and LEGO signed a three-year agreement that will use NASA's space exploration missions and the popular LEGO bricks as an inspiration to get children's interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

"Partnering with The LEGO Group is a perfect fit," said Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for Education. "We have taken the excitement of NASA's missions and coupled that with kids' love of creating things with the iconic LEGO bricks."

Under the "Building and Exploring Our Future" campaign, LEGO will release four NASA-inspired products next year. The items will be part of its LEGO CITY line and they will vary in terms of complexity in order to engage from young children to adults as well.

"These projects not only foster creativity but also instill in the young builders a real sense of the engineering and design principles that NASA uses every day. Fun learning activities like these can help inspire kids to become the next generation of explorers," Melvin added.

As part of the agreement, NASA will send special LEGO sets to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard shuttle Endeavor during its STS-134 mission next February. Such sets will be assembled by the astronauts while on space in order to demonstrate the challenges faced when building things in the microgravity environment of space.
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Re: Educate to Innovate
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 11:09:01 pm »
That takes care of elementary.

Now to implement the rest of the Sergeant science curriculum.

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Re: Educate to Innovate
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 05:13:03 am »

6th-8th- The science of fighting and sports specials that appear on SPIKE, ESPN and Discovery are the perfect model to get kids ready for high-school.



Donovan McNabb has a camp in Pennsylvania that has implemented the "Physics of Football" component to promote STEM preparedness.


9-12- As hands on as possible. Building cars, PC's, games etc.


How about a Traveling Space Museum?

AND, keep an eye on 4BlackYouth.com which is connecting more and more bright minds.


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Re: Educate to Innovate
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2010, 01:00:05 pm »
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." --Aristotle, Greek philosopher

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