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Duck Pond Weirdness

May 16th, 2013

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Just the other day, I was walking by the ‘Duck Pond’ – a place I frequented as a child. I noticed a really unusual effect in the fountain at the middle of the pond. Fortunately, I had my glass on and was able to capture it to share with my students. I’m still not 100% sure what was going on, but I’ll see if my students can figure it out.

I’ve been having tons of fun creating STEMbite videos using glass, and I’m eager to keep making a new video each week. I find that I keep my eyes more open each day as I look for opportunities to demonstrate math or science concepts in the world around me. I can tell that I’m refining the ‘habit of the mind’ to see STEM wherever I look.

It makes me think – “looking for STEM” would be an interesting assignment for my students… maybe a good spring break assignment: “During spring break, find 5 examples of science or math from everyday life. Write them down and come back to class ready to share.”

Actually, maybe spring break is a bad idea. They could find themselves “Looking for STEM in all the wrong places… ”

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