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September 13, 2023 3:34 PM
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning more about some of the many Hispanic and Latinx scientists and engineers who have made important contributions to science history. Hispanic Heritage Month: Scientists to learn more about! Update! This post has been updated for 2023 to include additional scientists and engineers. Learn More about these Hispanic and Latinx Scientists and Engineers In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15),… Read more
September 11, 2023 3:00 PM
Teach students about various ocean sciences topics, including density, acidification, ocean circulation, the impact of rising temperatures and the melting of polar ice, and more. Students exploring ocean sciences learn about the formation of the ocean, the role of the ocean in the Earth's water cycle, the importance of the ocean as a habitat, and how the ocean fits into sustainability goals for the future. Ocean Sciences Lessons, Projects, and… Read more
July 27, 2023 3:00 PM
Investigate the physics of boat design, floating, sinking, and more with boat and boat design science and engineering projects, including DIY sailboats, submarines, and underwater ROVs. Boat and Submarine Science Experiments For students fascinated with boats, submarines, and other water vehicles, science projects can make great hands-on explorations. These projects can be fun in summer months or for a school science project or the science fair.… Read more
July 11, 2023 1:00 PM
Soak up the power of the Sun with science and engineering projects that explore all things solar, including the solar system, solar power and sustainable energy, solar options for cleaning water, the greenhouse effect, and more. Sun and Solar Science Projects and Experiments As the biggest star and largest object in our solar system, there are many astronomy projects students can explore related to the Sun, but there are lots of other sun and solar… Read more
June 5, 2023 3:00 PM
Use these free STEM lessons, experiments, and activities to teach science and engineering related to cars and to explore core science concepts with homemade cars. Rev Up STEM Learning — Car Science Experiments for Science Class and Science Fair Educators can use DIY cars made from simple materials to teach students about science and engineering related to the design, building, testing, and safety of cars and to demonstrate and explore general… Read more
May 15, 2023 1:00 PM
Use wooden craft sticks or popsicle sticks for hands-on STEM activities! STEM Projects with Simple Materials Doing hands-on science doesn't have to involve expensive or specialty materials. The projects highlighted below all feature wooden craft or popsicle sticks! Hands-on STEM Activities Using Popsicle Sticks Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction: Interweave wooden craft sticks in an exploration of… Read more
April 28, 2023 5:00 PM
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… Read more
April 27, 2023 3:00 PM
Use Arduino to combine circuits and programming for a range of cutting-edge physical computing science projects. Use Arduino to Add Coding to Electronics Projects The Arduino UNO is a microcontroller board that makes it easy for students to get started with physical computing. Unlike programming or coding projects that involve writing programs that run on a computer, physical computing (also called embedded computing) involves adding programming to circuit-based projects, like… Read more
April 4, 2023 1:00 PM
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,… Read more
April 3, 2023 3:00 PM
With Earth Day and discussion of sustainability in mind, introduce students to the principles of green chemistry. With these new science projects, students can explore sunscreens, detergents, biofabrics and more with green chemistry principles in mind. From making kombucha leather seaweed fabric to using enzyme-based detergents, see how green chemistry can make a difference! Science Projects that Use Green Chemistry Talking with students about… Read more
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