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HIMB would like to announce the continuation of science inquiry education field trip opportunities to the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology. We are currently scheduling reservations for the 2014-2015 school year ending May 2015.
We offer marine science-inquiry based experiential fieldtrips available for high school science classes on the following topics:
Ocean Acidification—using coral skeletons and manipulating pH with CO2 to measure the effects on water hardness and calcium carbonate dissolution.
Bioacoustics—using hydrophones to listen and analyze the sounds of invertebrate interactions.
Fertilization—using collector urchins to test the effects of water quality on fertilization success and embryonic development
@randallshinn Check this alternative for your aquaponics greenhouse and photo-voltaic applications.
This is a very good article. It’s honest and largely unbiased—which seems to be extraordinarily rare these days. They even kept the “Some” in the title even though they’s probably get more traffic without it.
It’s chock full of gems like this:
"And as much as students liked to annotate and read on the iPad, the
"Chromebook's keyboard was a greater perk — especially since the new Common Core online testing will require a keyboard.”
Curious if any teachers out there were thinking of using this. It was going to be a September rollout, but now it looks to be coming on 11 Aug!
Aug 6 2014 - 12:30pm
@sbrown, this would be very interesting!
Aug 7 2014 - 6:19am
Agreed! Like a good magic trick, this seems like one of those it's-all-in-how-you-execute-it sort of thing.
Aug 8 2014 - 11:48pm
Does anyone know where I can order a classroom kit of solar car (including panels, balsa wood, gears,etc.)? Would you be able to provide me with the link? Thanks!
Jul 30 2014 - 7:10pm
I'm sure others will have more informed ideas, but rummaging around I found that Pitsco makes a variety of different models of solar car. More interesting (to me) was that they sold the parts in bulk for classroom use. I'd just never really considered how good an idea that seemed to be. :) This is a link to their amazon page as a whole, but you'll see the cars/car part sets easily. http://amzn.to/1lZBZ4J
Jul 30 2014 - 7:59pm
Jul 30 2014 - 8:13pm
@randallshinn check this two links. This kits are under $20 and include all the parts necessary for the build. (additional cuttings tools may be required)
Aug 1 2014 - 11:53am
@randallshinn I think this option might be a better fit for your request.
Aug 1 2014 - 11:57am
Nice, that's the one I was looking at. Just didn't have the panels. I even found a couple under-$10 cars, but they weren't really build-able in the traditional sense.
Aug 1 2014 - 12:58pm
Thanks and that's awesome!!
Aug 1 2014 - 2:15pm
Glad you liked it. Let me know if you need anything else.
Aug 1 2014 - 2:17pm
Thanks again! I was able to find the parts that I need for this upcoming project
Aug 7 2014 - 6:20am
Aloha @beckymoylan and @gloui, in this thread you can find some of our suggestion to a teacher request on solar car parts and suppliers. Let me know if you have any questions. I hope this help for your future projects!
Aug 21 2014 - 3:24pm
@randallshinn I thought this could help you for your field trip idea or lesson request.
Jul 24 2014 - 2:55pm
see comment on leaf below that goes with this document
Jul 24 2014 - 2:56pm
@pyerxa are this the standards you want to meet during this year? Do you want the project to address this standards?
Jul 24 2014 - 5:00pm
Testing SIP communication! @sbrown #testing
Steve - I can log-on no problem. Just conducting the communication test now. Got it?
Jul 22 2014 - 8:24pm
I got it, thanks! Let me know if anything else crazy happens! ( @edwinjcolon )
Jul 22 2014 - 8:25pm
Leave it to me to respond with the wrong account. :)
Jul 22 2014 - 8:26pm
Wow, you do respond quick. Less than a minute:) Mahalo!
Jul 22 2014 - 8:27pm
You just caught me a good time. :)
Jul 22 2014 - 8:30pm
Great!!! Thanks @sbrown!
Jul 22 2014 - 8:42pm
Jul 24 2014 - 2:53pm
Tried to share the comment above as a leaf but link would not go through. Don't know where to attach 7th standards. I'll try again and if cannot work send it to your email
Jul 24 2014 - 2:55pm
Moving a comment to a Leaf is probably best done by cutting and pasting...not sure there is a way to get it up there without.
Jul 24 2014 - 2:57pm
@pyerxa I will keep my eyes open for your request. The Duct tape project can be really nice. Take for example what the astronauts from the Apollo 13 had to do with Duct tape to survive in space:
Jul 24 2014 - 5:15pm
This is not necessarily STEM related, but was a fascinating story on the idea of #collaboration -- especially the concept of building something new off the ideas of another...all while maintaining the original's spirit.
Listening to the audio of the story is highly recommended!