Explain 3D has simulations explaining all kinds of machines and more. This is a 3D simulation built upon the "unity" platform, so you can move around the object in 3D. If you are teaching engineering, run a STEM lab, or work with physics, you'll want to check out what they've done on this site.
Do you have an educator inspiring students to pursue engineering? Please nominate them! Here's the information. My son is about to pursue engineering and so I have a teacher I will nominate.
"Nominations of these teachers in grades 6 to 12 must come from engineers or engineering students. Deadline is March 29; up to three winners will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., a $2,000 cash prize, and classroom supplies. For full details and the nomination form, click here."
Richard Byrne suggests that educators use Tinkercad, the 3D modeling tool to their students because it is very easy to use. Just note that you MUST use Google Chrome or the new Firefox - they don't work correctly in IE.
Siemens Stem applications due by February 9th. Here is the overview of how things will be this year. They will have a program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and also at the Pacific Northwest national Laboratory. 50 middle and high school educators are invited to apply. do you teach Science, Technology, Math, or Engineering. Apply.
This award is open until November 4, 2009. It is about time that this award goes to some organization (Yes I can Science comes to mind) that has done a great job with promoting science and Engineering. (Of course, if Numb3rs got this award, I could also see Mythbusters getting it as well.)
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