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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
January 20, 2022 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to teach about animal behavior, animal anatomy, and adaptations as you explore animal science K-12 students. The free STEM lessons and activities below help students learn about animals and animal science, including habitats, adaptations, animal behavior, and other zoology and mammalian biology topics. For key terms to review with students, see the list of vocabulary words at the bottom of this resource. To… Read more
December 28, 2021 8:00 AM
Plan ahead to bring exciting science and engineering to your students from January to June. Our STEM Calendar offers a roadmap for finding teaching materials and hands-on experiments to match with calendar events through the end of the school year. STEM Calendar — A Roadmap of Science and Engineering Connections for Events and Popular Themes for January-June We know educators often plan weeks or even months in advance for hands-on STEM… Read more
December 27, 2021 8:00 AM
Celebrate Lunar New Year with these free science and engineering activities for enriching hands-on STEM. What is Lunar New Year? Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year) is February 1, 2022. Lunar New Year starts with the new moon that happens in late January or February. Celebrations continue for 15 days and culminate with a Lantern Festival. In Chinese culture, 2022 will mark the year of the tiger. There are many symbols and traditions… Read more
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