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Stem Sims: Trench Attack






Introduction As mentioned in our prior overview of STEM Sims [http://nstacommunities.org/blog/2017/02/06/stem-sims-interactive-simulations-for-the-stem-classroom/], this interactive software package provides over 100 simulations of laboratory experiments and engineering design products for the STEM classroom. The simulation titled “Trench Attack” immerses students in World War I trench warfare. This simulation has the student assume the role of a military commander using chemical agents […]

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Science and social studies






Ellis Island Ambassadors Barbara DeSantis, Cindy Jenkins, and Beth Topinka are interested in  investigating how government policy and science are intertwined and in the historical context of innovations and discoveries. They participated in a summer project at Ellis Island on  the science of historical restorations, in which teachers studied topics such as the chemistry of […]

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“Connecting Science Past with Science Future …”






…. is this year’s theme! Philadelphia is rich in the history of science—from Ben Franklin’s famous experiments to the Wagner Free Institute of Science to current, cutting-edge jobs in the science field. We are fortunate that the importance of quality science teachers as well as quality science instruction is in the forefront of future endeavors […]

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