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A #Dinosaur So Well Preserved It Looks Like a Statue | @TheAtlantic | #nodosaur #fossil

An article by Ed Yong on the discovery, extraction, preparation and reconstruction by the Royal Tyrell Museum of Borealopelta.

What Are You Flying Over? This #Geoscience #MobileApp Will Tell You | @SmithsonianMag

An article describing the start and functions of the Univerity of Minnesota's Flyover Country app. Using GPS, offline geologic maps and interactive points of interests reveal the locations of paleontological and georeferenced Wikipedia articles from your airplane window seat, vehichle or trail. The app was developed by a UMD geology student.

Discover How This #Dinosaur Became An Extraordinary #Fossil | @NatGeo | #nodosaur

A great illustrated story showing how @RoyalTyrell's nodosaur, Borealopelta fossilized.


USA 2017 August 21 Total Solar Eclipse | Interactive Google Map | Xavier Jubier

An interactive map showing the path of totality for the Solar Ecipse on August 21, 2017.

How Large Can #Crystals Grow? | @Forbes | #minerals

An article providing examples of several large mineral crystals found in the context of Jules Verne's A Jouney to the Center of the Earth.

How a #SolarEclipse Happens | #K12 #visualization

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You might think that an eclipse should happen every month since the Moon's orbit, depending on how its defined is between 27 and 29 days long. But our Moon's orbit is tilted with respect to Earth's orbit around the Sun by about five degrees. So, sometimes the Moon's shadow misses too high and someimes too low to cause a solar eclipse. Only when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up close to the "lines of node," the imaginary line that represents the intersection of the orbital planes of the Moon and Earth, can you have an eclipse.

For more on how an eclipse works and different types of eclipses, visit NASA's ECLIPSE 101 page, part of their Eclipse2017 site.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center provided this (0:45) video.

4 ways #teachers can supersize Hattie effects | @eschoolnews | #K12 #education #practices

The 2015 update to Hattie's orignal research uncovered some interventions that eclipse every other classroom activity with their effect on student acheivement:

  1. Conceptual Change Programs
  2. Self-Reported Grades
  3. Collective Teacher Efficacy
  4. Being Willing to Make Changes

Free Downloadables | Total Solar #Eclipse2017 #Resources from @NASASun | #K12 #community #science

Over 30+ free resources to download--from maps, posters, fact sheet, safety bulletin, to social media banners and make your own flyers--for use in your classroom, community, and events.

The Ongoing Battle Between #Science #Teachers And #FakeNews | @npr_ED | #K12 #misconceptions

"And immediately I start to panic. How have I failed these kids so badly they think the Earth is flat just because a basketball player says it?" [Nick Gurol] says he tried reasoning with the students and showed them a video. Nothing worked.

Two teachers share their experience and a professor of education states that you are not going to change a student's misconception simply by correcting them. Give them the tools to think like a scientist.

Teach them to gather evidence, check sources, deduce, hypothesisize and synthesize results. Hopefully, then, they will come to the truth on their own. 

Daring to Dig | American #Women in history of #Paleontology | @PRInstitution

An online exhibit about the role of women in paleontolgy, told through stories. Includes past and present paleontologists. h/t @projectFossil