Inquiry Learning Resource~Sally Ride Science
Just heard about this from my friend Dr. John Barell:
Dr. Sally Ride was the first women in space and an educator with continuing research in corporate inquiry mind sets and STEM. Following the explosion of Space Shuttle Columbia, she concluded her investigation with these ringing words: “Ever NASA manager needs to be inquisitive to a fault. You must ask and ask and ask.” In person
she told me that, yes, this challenge did indeed apply to all walks of life and that science was an excellent way of fostering our inquisitiveness by asking “Why?”
Continuing in the spirit of inquiry, the website SallyRideScience (https://sallyridescience.com) is a splendid resource for all those conducting investigations about the natural world.
Give yourself some time to search for Curiosity Rover on Mars, Climate Change and with Antarctic research. In the Antarctic research section, you’ll find the intriguing question, “How do penguins survive in very cold temperatures?” John wrote, “I thought I knew the answer, but learned more about the physics that I still don’t quite understand fully: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/cold_penguins.htm”
SallyRideScience seems to be a safe, secure and child friendly. Conduct searches at STEM Central and Browse by
Category. John wrote, “Investigating the natural world is that area of inquiry where we’re always asking What? Why? How Come?” Take a look at SallyRideScience.
Thanks, Dr. John Barell!