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February 19, 2018 7:30 AM
The Fluor Challenge is a great way to celebrate Engineers Week with hands-on STEM!
February 15, 2018 1:20 PM
Learn more about the aerodynamics of new U.S. speed skating suits for the 2018 Olympics.
February 12, 2018 8:00 AM
Get creative and build your own Valentine's Day Special Delivery robot! From Simple Vibrobot to Special Delivery All you need to make a simple vibrating robot (a vibrobot) is a battery and a motor. With these basic electronics parts, students can…
February 9, 2018 6:00 AM
Valentine's Day STEM: Put colorful candy to scientific use with a fun and eye-pleasing lesson in molecular diffusion.
February 8, 2018 7:00 AM
Celebrate heart health in February with the help of two lesson plans that use hands-on classroom activities to introduce circulatory system concepts to elementary school students.
February 6, 2018 6:00 AM
A free Lesson Plan for middle school helps teachers lead a STEM activity that can be connected to discussions about flu season.
February 2, 2018 1:30 PM
Use science to make a soot-covered spoon look shiny in this family science activity.
February 1, 2018 10:00 AM
Talk with students about water supply, the water crisis in South Africa, and ways in which science can help with conservation efforts.
January 30, 2018 6:00 AM
Get ready for this week's big American football game with a hands-on catapult engineering activity that might also give you a chance to win money for your school! Super Bowl LII, a playoff between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England…
January 25, 2018 9:30 AM
New Lesson Plan uses a simple taste test to help students understand genetic mutation firsthand. Not everyone will detect the taste of phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). What does this mean and what can students learn about genetics from investigating the…
January 22, 2018 10:30 AM
Review our top ten tips and reminders for creating a great science project display board.
January 10, 2018 6:00 AM
A new downloadable guide helps teachers plan STEM classroom activities and career exploration related to cybersecurity and online safety.
January 9, 2018 10:00 AM
Pair the Alternate Universe movie with a black holes lesson plan for space-bending science class fun!
December 8, 2017 6:00 AM
Teachers, are you looking for ways to keep students engaged even as Winter Break approaches? We have great suggestions for fun and creative science experiments kids can do in class with easy-to-find materials. Your students can make "holiday" items…
December 4, 2017 12:00 PM
Suggestions to help build on the momentum of Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code activities.
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Watch the video to learn more about the 2017 K-12 Fluor Engineering Challenge!
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Use sugar to test the accuracy of your oven's internal thermometer.
Study shows relationship between isoprene levels and blood glucose.
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Model the process a water treatment plant uses to turn murky water into clear water.
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