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by CATHY BROWN No:263 22 05 2023
Hello Everyone,
I hope you're having a great day today!
I had some fun this week with........THE SPACE ELEVATOR Play it for FREE. Then build your own SPACE ELEVATOR - or pulley as a STEM Challenge.
DO YOU remember the feeling when you first used the internet? After the dial-up FINALLY dialled up, it felt like you had been given the keys to the UNIVERSE. It felt empowering and revolutionary.
WELL I am getting that feeling again with ChatGPT and all the new apps. Like the beginning of the internet, AI technology feels like it will CHANGE THE WORLD

AI has enormous potential to help students learn and to save teachers valuable time. There are also risks and drawbacks that come with AI, such as inaccuracies or potential bias. The best apps embed ethical and responsible development into their workflow. Check out my article on the AI SUPER TUTOR below.
LOVED The Titanic in London Stadium, How AMAZING - the videos are great.
WATCH the MAGiC happen when you design a Rollercoaster with your kiddos.
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Another knock out site from NealFun.
This Space Elevator shows both temperature and height.
As you go up you see things that would be at different heights.
The temperature goes down as you get hight, and then goes up and down again, which I didn't know.
Watch out for Mallards and Chilean Flamingoes as you ascend.
This is a great intro activity to building your own Space Elevator as a STEM project.
A pulley which is a simple machine. Here is a video that might inspire you.


The Amazing AI Super Tutor for Students & Teachers
Can Digital Technology Apps and AI tools solve Bloom’s Two-Sigma Problem?

Simple answer YES!

Benjamin Bloom’s 1984 paper showed how one-on-one tutoring led to a two-sigma (the average student performing 2 standard deviations (sigma) above the average) improvement in student learning. He showed that improved learning is possible.
Put simply, this would mean your average student would turn into an exceptional student.
However, we cannot possibly give every student a personal instructor, OR can we?
It’s way too expensive. Right!
Not anymore... Check out what Kahn Academy is doing and revel in the possibilities.
What do you think? Looks amazing.
Titanic Unveiled: You Won't Believe What This 3D Scan Reveals!
The world's most famous shipwreck has been revealed as never seen before.
The first full-sized digital scan of the Titanic, which lies 3,800m (12,500ft) down in the Atlantic, has been created using deep-sea mapping. See it in the London Stadium.
It provides a unique 3D view of the entire ship, enabling it to be seen as if the water has been drained and it is sitting in the Stadium.

The hope is that this will shed new light on exactly what happened to the liner, which sank in 1912 - killing 1,500 people.
Visit the VT disasters page to see MORE DISASTER!


THIS is a wonderful metaphor to keepin mind. A perennial I love going back to.
Once upon a time, the animals decided they must do something heroic to meet the problems of "a new world".
So they organised a school.

They adopted an active curriculum consisting of running, climbing, swimming, and flying.
To make it easier to administer the curriculum, all the animals took all the subjects.


This is a fabulous STEM activity. My Kiddos had lots of fun with it.
The instructions are all on the video, so no prep needed. Just show the kiddos and they will understand and so will you.
You could show the video and ask the kids to bring in what they will need. OR supply lots of cardboard and masking tape, you will need lots. Photocopy paper boxes and cardboard boxes are great, as are tubes. and of course marbles or small balls. Instructables has free downloadable templates to print for making curves.

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