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April 28, 2022 10:00 AM
May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Learn more about inspiring AANHPI scientists and engineers!
May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. As part of our ongoing work to introduce students to a wide range of scientists and engineers and to continue to represent diversity in STEM, our list of AANHPI individuals joins our other lists dedicated to Black History Month, Women's…
April 1, 2022 6:00 AM
Colorful Peeps candies are popular Spring treats. Put your extras to use with one of these five easy science activities for some bunny-inspired STEM fun.
We've shared ideas in the past for egg boiling and egg dyeing, fun and unusual egg shapes, and even using the Ping Pong Catapult for launching plastic eggs. Egg science can be a lot of fun!
This year, our scientists have Peeps® on the brain.
If you have extra marshmallow Peeps in coming weeks,…
March 22, 2022 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to help K-12 students think about and experiment with designing and training self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles.
Teach About Self-Driving Cars
Once thought of as something only in science fiction or the future, technologies that support self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles are in development. While fully autonomous vehicles are not yet mainstream, the number of cars being produced with…
March 1, 2022 8:00 AM
As college basketball prepares for the March Madness spring championship, students can investigate basketball science and the math and physics behind hoops success.
March Madness Sports Science
Great hands-on sports science projects help students explore science, physics, and math principles at work in the sports they love to play and watch. When it comes to basketball and March Madness, students can bounce through physics experiments related to…
February 28, 2022 6:00 AM
March is Women's History Month! Learn more about women in science history and get inspired by these 50+ scientists and engineers!
Women's History Month: 50+ Scientists to learn more about!
Update! This post has been updated for 2022 to highlight additional scientists and engineers!
There have always been women in science. Whether recognized at the time or not, women interested in science and engineering have made important discoveries, conducted…
February 18, 2022 8:00 AM
Why do the 2022 Paper Ball Run Fluor Challenge? Here are 10 reasons we think this is a paper-and-tape STEM challenge you don't want to miss!
The annual Fluor Engineering Challenge makes it fun for students to try engineering. Each year, the Fluor Challenge presents an innovative and engaging engineering task and challenges kids in grades K-12 to use the engineering design process to build a solution.
The 2022 Fluor Challenge is the Paper Ball Run…
February 7, 2022 8:00 AM
Follow the 7 steps below to do the 2022 Fluor Challenge with your students! This year's challenge is a Paper Ball Run challenge with a "slow the roll" twist! Getting a high score in this challenge requires creative thinking and engineering to slow down the path of the ball. How will your students do it?
The 2022 Paper Ball Run Fluor Challenge is open to all students in grades K-12! The annual Fluor Challenge is an exciting way to have students try…
January 27, 2022 6:00 AM
Try these four football-themed science projects for sports science fun as the Super Bowl approaches!
Four Football Science Projects for Super Bowl Week
Super Bowl Sunday is coming up! Super Bowl LVI will be played on February 13, 2022. Whether your hometown team is on the field or not, there is plenty of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in American football for sports enthusiasts to explore.
The following science fair projects and…
January 26, 2022 9:00 AM
Go for the gold with these Winter Olympics sports science experiments and science fair projects!
The XXIV Olympic Winter Games will be held in Beijing, China, February 4-20, 2022. Sports at the 2022 Winter Olympics include alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, luge, biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, speed skating, snowboarding, ski jumping, ice hockey, skeleton, and more.
Many of these sports take place on snow or ice and involve skills…
January 24, 2022 6:00 AM
February is Black History Month. Learn more about some of the many African American scientists and engineers who have made important contributions to science history.
Black History Month: 32 Scientists to learn more about!
Update! This post has been updated for 2022 to include additional African American scientists and engineers.
In honor of Black History Month, we highlight 28 African American scientists and engineers who made important contributions…
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