Apply the Design Process to Innovations such as the Fire Fighting Drone.
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Source: Tech Insider on YouTube https://youtu.be/Bm2BVTTir4c
An excellent opportunity to learn during a live Twitter chat and Google Meet… Thank you David Lockett!!
Awesome STEM / STEAM in Real-time Current Events – Comet Neowise
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Topic: Creativity in STEAM/STEM Thematic Units
Understanding Creativity by Dr. Jane Piirto
Addendum to Concordia Lesson
Is perspective one of the “liquid skills” that Taylor connects with STEAM Learning>
Peter Taylor (2016) writes that “Given the rapid emergence of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, DNA mapping, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, biotechnology and the ‘internet of things’, business and industry leaders are calling for graduates with liquid skills that enable them to adapt to a fluid working landscape throughout their lives; to prepare for jobs that currently do not exist, but that will be essential to the nation’s economic wellbeing. In this section, you will reflect on how to integrate STEAM activities and graphic organizers into your content instruction.”
Taylor (2016) connects STEAM education with “liquid skills.” that also mirror many 21st Century Skills. These liquid skills include “the ability to work with others, verbal communication, creative and critical thinking, active listening and active learning, and a disposition towards lifelong learning” (Infosys, 2016).
Perspective STEAM Activity:
Take a place piece of cardstock, the side of an Amazon delivery box, an envelope, or any piece of paper to use as your frame. Trace a cut a smaller square in the center of your cardstock frame.
Look through the cardstock lens for a new perspective.
Infosys (2016). Amplifying human potential: Education and skills for the fourth industrial revolution. http:// www.experienceinfosys.com/humanpotential
Taylor, P. C. (2016). Why is a STEAM curriculum perspective crucial to the 21st century?. Retrieved from https://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37950/1/STEAM.pdf
ResearchGate Link to Taylor paper: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Taylor11/project/STEAM-Education/attachment/57c5200108aec1ae1310ac2b/AS:400661599539201@1472536577088/download/ACER+Paper+2016+-+Taylor.pdf?context=ProjectUpdatesLog
April 15, the horrendous American Tax Day is next Wednesday.
On a happier and more educational note, April 15th is also the birthday of Leonardo daVinci (April 15,1452 – May 2,1519).
Our Weekend Ed. Quote features this wisdom from Leonardo daVinci:
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Leonardo daVinci
Tonight brings the brightest moon of 2020!
Tonight’s Supermoon is also known as a “Pink Moon,” the first full moon of spring. Native Americans named this moon because of the pink phlox that blooms around this time. It has special names in other countries too such as Bak Poya, Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, Growing Moon or the Full Fish Moon. STEM Alert: Not all Pink Moons are also Supermoons. A Moon has to come within 90% of its closest approach to Earth (or 224,865 miles) to be formally defined as a Super Moon.
STEM Alert: The Pinkish hue (sometimes more orange if you are in a city), is from photons passing through dusty particles in the Earth’s atmosphere. Earth’s atmosphere of oxygen and nitrogen filters the bluer wavelengths (through refraction) of moonlight so your eyes may see more of a pink tone. Full moons also have some tide effects.
If you need a break from being inside, tonight’s the night!
If you would rather view the Pink Moon virtually, here are some fun resources:
Astronomy Briefing https://youtu.be/WNlgftoWaHI
April’s ‘pink moon’ is the biggest supermoon of 2020.
Click on the linked text to learn how to catch Tuesday’s ‘pink moon, the biggest supermoon of 2020.
STEAM Alert: What’s in a Name? The Almanac pairs the other named moons with their date of appearance:
Wolf Moon – January 10
Snow Moon – February 9
Worm Moon – March 9
Pink Moon – April 8
Flower Moon – May 7
Strawberry Moon – June 6
Buck Moon – July 5
Sturgeon Moon – August 3
Full Corn Moon – September 2
Hunter’s Moon – October 1
Beaver Moon – November 30
Cold Moon – December 30
There is also a connection between the Pink Moon and Nick Drake.
To combat a potential availability or shortage of ventilators due to the COVID-19 pandemic calls for “MacGvyer style” engineering.
Dr. Stephen Richardson, Cardiac Anesthesiologist at the University of Minnesota and his best friend Jim McGurran, biomedical engineer redesigned a CPR machine to function as a one-arm robot ventilator.
The Cost? $150.00. Listen to their brilliance …
“This allows those patients who would otherwise not have an opportunity to survive to survive it gives people a chance and that’s what this is all about.” ~Dr. Stephen Richardson, University of Minnesota.
Read and Learn more at this link
Video Source: U of M doctor constructs ventilators to battle COVID-19, March 23, 2020. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/gw5LPx6LCjc
Read more link source: Whooley, S., (March 23, 2020) University of Minnesota researcher touts makeshift $150 ventilator to treat coronavirus. Retrieved from https://www.massdevice.com/university-of-minnesota-researcher-touts-makeshift-150-ventilator-to-treat-coronavirus/
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