This afternoon after school, I used the free iPad app Touchcast to create my first “Curiosity Links” video. This is a short (5 minute) video sharing some websites and apps we discussed this week in STEM class to spark student curiosity. Check it out!

Here are the links I referenced in the video and we discussed (briefly) in class yesterday and today:

  1. Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Lethal Acid Rain, New Study Suggests (3/21/2014)
  2. Want to save the world from asteroids? Using code? NASA has a job for you (3/11/2014)
  3. Dr Fryer’s Instagram photo of the ISS on March 13, 2014
  4. ISS Tracker website
  5. Spot the Station by NASA (find out when to view the ISS)
  6. Night Sky and Night Sky 2 apps for iPhone
  7. Light Painting Photo (taken with Slow Shutter Cam app on an iPhone – exposure concept is similar to “star trail” photos)

This video and these links are available on the “Curiosity Links” page of my STEM curriculum site. As I mentioned in the video, the International Space Station actually passed over Oklahoma during one of my afternoon classes today, and the students “saw it” virtually using both the ISS Tracker website as well as the “Night Sky” app on my iPhone. Boy were they excited! Several are going to use the Spot the Station by NASA site over Spring Break next week to try and catch a glimpse of the ISS in person!

If you’re interested in STEM lesson ideas, please join Brian Crosby and I next week on Tuesday (March 18th) for a Google Hangout with STEMseeds! RSVP and get the join link for the video on the Google+ event page.

If you enjoyed this post and found it useful, subscribe to Wes' free newsletter. Check out Wes' video tutorial library, "Playing with Media." Information about more ways to learn with Dr. Wesley Fryer are available on

On this day..

Share →
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Sharing from Matthews, North Carolina! Connect with Wes on Mastodon.