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Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

    smithsonianlibraries:

    Oh, hello there!

    Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

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I love this writing wall!

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    I love this writing wall!

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    teachersworldwide:

Can an iPad Game Teach You About Slavery?
A lone woman flees into the woods, clinging tightly to a crying baby. She needs to put the child down in order to clear a path, but when she does a shadowy creature slowly make its way toward the baby — if she’s too slow she’ll lose the child to the shadows. That woman is Isaura, a fictional African slave in Brazil during the 1700s, and the protagonist of Thralled, an in-development game for iPad. “Slavery, as a legacy and an institution, is a topic that needs discussing,” says lead designer Miguel Oliveira. “And we want to bring it up to discussion.”
"We have the potential to involve people in the subject and create a sense of empathy that can only be achieved with direct involvement," he says. "With Thralled, we want to try to encourage empathy for victimized people and thus heighten sensibility for others’ suffering … interactive media has the potential to change people, and yet this potential is mostly left unexplored. We want to make an effort in the way of exploring it." So far during testing, which has included a few students, these efforts have proved largely successful. "People have had strong emotional reactions, which makes me think that Thralled has the potential of teaching and getting people interested about this and related topics."
(via Can an iPad game teach you about slavery? | The Verge)

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    Can an iPad Game Teach You About Slavery?

    A lone woman flees into the woods, clinging tightly to a crying baby. She needs to put the child down in order to clear a path, but when she does a shadowy creature slowly make its way toward the baby — if she’s too slow she’ll lose the child to the shadows. That woman is Isaura, a fictional African slave in Brazil during the 1700s, and the protagonist of Thralled, an in-development game for iPad. “Slavery, as a legacy and an institution, is a topic that needs discussing,” says lead designer Miguel Oliveira. “And we want to bring it up to discussion.”

    "We have the potential to involve people in the subject and create a sense of empathy that can only be achieved with direct involvement," he says. "With Thralled, we want to try to encourage empathy for victimized people and thus heighten sensibility for others’ suffering … interactive media has the potential to change people, and yet this potential is mostly left unexplored. We want to make an effort in the way of exploring it." So far during testing, which has included a few students, these efforts have proved largely successful. "People have had strong emotional reactions, which makes me think that Thralled has the potential of teaching and getting people interested about this and related topics."

    (via Can an iPad game teach you about slavery? | The Verge)

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    Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days

    by Rebecca Mock 

    You can feel each one…

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    Bill Nye the Science Guy

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    -Season 1

    1. Flight

    2. The Earth’s Crust
    3. Dinosaurs
    4. Skin

    5. Buoyancy

    6. Gravity

    7. Digestion

    8. Phases of Matter

    9. Biodiversity

    10. Simple Machines

    11. The Moon

    12. Sound

    13. Garbage

    14. Structures

    15. Earth’s Seasons

    16. Light and Colour

    17. Cells

    18. Electricity

    19. Outer Space

    20. Eyeballs

    -Season 2

    1. Magnetism
    2. Wind
    3. Blood and Circulation
    4. Chemical Reactions
    5. Static Electricity
    6. Food Web
    7. Light Optics
    8. Bones and Muscles
    9. Ocean Currents
    10. Heat
    11. Insects
    12. Balance
    13. The Sun
    14. The Brain
    15. Forests
    16. Communication
    17. Momentum
    18. Reptiles
    19. Atmosphere
    20. Respiration

    -Season 3

    1. Planets and Moon
    2. Pressure
    3. Plants
    4. Rocks and Soil
    5. Energy
    6. Evolution
    7. Water Cycle
    8. Friction
    9. Germs
    10. Climates
    11. Waves
    12. Ocean Life
    13. Mammals
    14. Spinning Things
    15. Fish
    16. Human Transportation
    17. Wetlands
    18. Birds
    19. Populations
    20. Animal Locomotion

    -Season 4

    1. Rivers and Streams
    2. Nutrition
    3. Marine Mammals
    4. Earthquakes
    5. NTV Top 11 Video Countdown
    6. Spiders
    7. Pollution Solutions
    8. Probability
    9. Pseudoscience
    10. Flowers
    11. Archaeology
    12. Deserts
    13. Amphibians
    14. Volcanoes
    15. Invertebrates
    16. Heart
    17. Inventions
    18. Computers
    19. Fossils
    20. Time

    -Season 5

    1. Forensics
    2. Space Exploration
    3. Genes
    4. Architecture
    5. Farming
    6. Life Cycles
    7. Do-It-Yourself Science
    8. Atoms and Molecules
    9. Ocean Exploration
    10. Lakes and Ponds
    11. Smell
    12. Caves
    13. Fluids
    14. Erosion
    15. Comets and Meteors
    16. Storms
    17. Measurement
    18. Patterns
    19. Science of Music
    20. Motion

    Go watch some science!!!!

    THIS IS IMPORTANT.

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    all that time in science has come flooding back to me

    I genuinely use these when I teach science. God bless the OP.

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Stone age to Iron age display

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    Stone age to Iron age display

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