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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… Read more
February 24, 2022 6:00 AM
Use these free lesson plans and activities to teach students about plant science—hands-on STEM options for all grade levels! Plant science, botany, and plant biology can be introduced to students and explored at all grade levels. To support you in teaching K-12 students about plant science, we have a range of guided educator lesson plans and short activities that can work well in a wide range of settings. Lesson Plans Activities … Read more
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… Read more
February 17, 2022 8:00 AM
Use these free science lessons, experiments, and activities to teach K-12 students about density. Sometimes students wrongly think that an object's density is the same as its weight or its mass. Instead, density refers to an object's mass in a given volume. Two objects that have the same shape and size (volume) but have a different mass (like two same-sized balls with different weights) have different densities. As a physical property of… Read more
February 14, 2022 8:00 AM
Are you America’s Top Young Scientist? Make a video about a STEM solution and enter the 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a chance to claim the title! Are you ready to change the future? Share your solution to an everyday problem and enter the 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a chance to win $25,000 and an exclusive 3M Mentorship! The 3M Young Scientist Challenge is an annual science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) challenge open to U.S.… Read more
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… Read more
February 4, 2022 6:00 AM
Give student science and engineering activities a fun Valentine's Day-inspired twist with these 11 free STEM ideas. Be My STEM Valentine With a bit of creative thinking, it's easy to give favorite STEM activities a new spin and irresistible Valentine's Day flair. See our suggestions below for an assortment of science and engineering activities that can be done with Valentine's Day in mind. From Valentine's Day cards written in invisible ink to a… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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