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Aquarist | Career Series

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This video series investigates a career as an Aquarist, with insights into a typical day in the job, highlights and challenges, and the skills necessary to be successful in this science based career path.  During this series students will get a behind-the-scenes look at this career from Angelina, an Aquarist from the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach California. Angelina discusses a typical day caring for a diversity of fish and invertebrates, and the skills necessary to build and maintain exhibits that mimic natural ocean habitats, with a goal to inspire Aquarium visitors to learn and care about the ocean.

 

Aerospace Engineering as a Career

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Aerospace engineers describe the work they do in both aeronautical and aerospace engineering. They discuss their jobs and academics, and explain that you do not have to be a “rocket scientist” to become a rocket propulsion expert.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Learning Resources | PBS KIDS ScratchJr

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With PBS KIDS ScratchJr, kids can create their own interactive stories and games featuring their favorite PBS KIDS characters. The storytelling possibilities are endless with this creative coding app for children ages 5-8. Below you can find resources and activities designed for educators to support the use of the app in both formal and informal learning settings.

Engineering in the Middle School Classroom: Context and Testing

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Professional development video for teachers in grades 6 - 8 who want to integrate engineering in their science classes. For more resources from Teaching Engineering in New York, check out the collection page.

Urban Planner

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A professor and graduate student talk about the use of math and technology in city planning.

Dangle Angle | STEM Alive

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An inclinometer, for measuring unreachable heights and more! This easily made sighting device can measure the angles of lines of sight. Students will gain hands-on insight into understanding and measuring different angles.

Architecture & Physics: Background for Educators

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Teachers will learn to help students make the connection between physics and architecture, and to make physics more interesting, with tips and lesson ideas that apply physics to real-life architecture applications.

 

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Middle School Computational Thinking Escape Experience

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Goodbye Summer Vacation is a Middle School Escape Experience that engages students with computational thinking concepts and skills. Students will explore logic, sequencing, block programming, efficiency, mirroring and more as they work their way through the experience.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Content Area: 
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
60 min.
Middle School Computational Thinking Escape Experience

Turing Tumble

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Turing Tumble is a revolutionary new game where players (ages 8 to adult) build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. It’s fun, addicting, and while you’re at it, you discover how computers work.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Computer Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
Turing Tumble

Compose Yourself

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You don’t have to know how to write music or even own an instrument to be a world-class composer. Created by the ever-famous composer and cellist, Maestro Philip Sheppard, Compose Yourself teaches children as young as six to play with music.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
5 min.
Compose Yourself

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