• Posts Tagged ‘science education’

    NASA Kids’ Club

    by  • July 18, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Child wearing goggles interacting with an astronaut in a full suit

    If you’ve got younger kids who are interested in space, check out the NASA Kids’ Club! It’s full of games and information about space and NASA, geared towards kids in the primary grades (up to American 4th grade). The activities adhere to National Education Standards, and there’s a whole page that details how the...

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    Fireworks in a Jar for Kids

    by  • July 4, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Fireworks in gold, red, and blue against a black sky

    If you’ve got kids who want to shoot off fireworks, but they’re not quite old enough for that yet, check out this cool experiment called “Fireworks in a Jar.” With items you’ve probably got in your kitchen, you can make a mini fireworks display without the “fire” portion of that spectacle. For slightly more...

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    Checking Out Taxidermy?

    by  • April 30, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Taxidermy badger in artificially created natural surroundings

    If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a taxidermy animal so you could take it to class and/or study it, you’re in luck if you find yourself in Anchorage, Alaska. You’ll need a library card, but the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus possibly has...

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    Teens with Big Ideas on Climate Change

    by  • March 19, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Chunks of sheet ice interspersed with water

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search is an opportunity for high school students to present their original scientific research and win awards based on that research. Winners of the annual competition were announced last week, and included a mathematical model to locate exoplanets, analysis of the genetic makeup of HIV patients resistant to anti-retroviral treatments,...

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    Knitting and Science

    by  • January 24, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Knitting and yarn

    Ask any knitter about the stretch of a knitted piece, and they can tell you a bit about physics, even if they don’t identify what they’re doing as science. This article at Physics World talks about how one physicist accepted a project to study the stretch of knits, and the process he then had...

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    Teen Science Cafe

    by  • January 10, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Teen scientists

    If you know a teen who’s interested in science, or even one who’s not as interested as they might be, you should check out the Teen Science Cafe to see if there’s one near you! The Teen Science Cafe is a spin-off of a program for adults, but enterprising folks decided to branch out...

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    Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

    by  • January 8, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Periodic table of elements

    The periodic table of elements was always a cool part of science classes when we were growing up, and the internet has made it even cooler. If you’re looking for a fun way to learn about elements, check out this interactive periodic table of elements! Clicking on an element will bring up more information...

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