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How Do You Figure Out How #Dinosaurs Walked? | @scifri @MrKosko | 6-8 #science #lesson #anatomy #fossils

An education resource from Science Friday that covers: birds and dinosaur comparisons, phylogenetics, modeling leg movement with materials and analysis, pelvic shape and walking gait, and making and videotaping a puppet that moves like a theropod. Supporting NGSS standards, charts and worksheets are provided.

Climaograph Portal | @mndnr | #MN #climate

The Minnesota State Climatology Office has recently developed climagraphs (monthly graphical depictiins of temperature and precipitation normals) for all climate stations in the state. These are very useful for looking at different climates within the state, and also if you are traveling aound the state.

#Digital #Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of #Fossil Life | @PaleoDigAtlas | #OER

A free resource to help individuals to identify and better understand fossil species from particular regions and time intervals. Presently, four digital atlases have been developed or are under active construction:

  • Cretaceous Atlas of Ancient Life: Western Interior Seaway
  • Digital Atlas of Ordovician Life: Exploring the Fauna of the Cincinnati Region
  • Neogene Atlas of Ancient Life: Southeastern United States
  • Pennsylvanian Atlas of Ancient Life: Midcontinent United States

The climate science #coloringbook | @YaleClimate | #globalwarming #climatechange facts

A 1:30 audio podcast from the Yale Climate Connections network intoduces Brian Foo's upcoming coloring book.

It's like color-by-number, but as you color, you can absorb some critical global warming facts.

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.

Total #SolarEclipse2017: How rare is the Aug. 21 eclipse path? | @washingtonpost | #science #analysis

A graphics-rich article about past and upcoming solar eclipse events. You can enter your birth year and it will calculate how many total solar eclipses have and will occur in your lifetime and where most of the upcoming ones will occur, The article also includes a graphic of what the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse event will look like throughout the United States and provides analysis of total solar eclipse paths over the United States since 2000 BC.

Geology | Minnesota River Basin Data Center | #MN #glacial #geology #landscape #videos

An "Ask an Expert" page listing 10 short videos of the geology of the Minnesota River Basin by Dr. Carrie Jennings, a glacial geologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Topics include: Story of Lake Aggasiz and Glacial River Warren; geology and water quality; some of Earth's oldest rocks; What is a glacial moraine?; and the bend in the Minnesota River Valley. Additional resource links to: 360 panoramic view; flash animations on MN glaciation and River Warren and valley formation; and a pdf on a DNR excerpt on the Geology of the Minnesota River Basin.

Recharge Learning with Chrome and Google | #gafe #chrometools

A resource site to maximize your Google experience with the Chrome Browser, Apps, Add-ons, and Extensions by Steve Wick (@rechargeedu)

No Educator Left Behind | Medium | @Storybird ditches their freemium model

Storybird.com is a wonderful resource for teachers--Inspiring a new generation of artists, writers and readers. This Medium post explains their switch from a freemium model to one based on win-win fundraisers. Educators can now use all of Storybird's tools for free and have the ability to generate funds for school needs.