Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. For example, in the Education section of the Science Friday website, students can explore the field of bioacoustics by recording and analyzing the sound of human burps! They can make a paper toy that spins thousands of times per minute, and then measure, and try to modify, its speed. They can build a delta kite and explore some of the forces involved in flight, challenging their design skills to improve their kite’s stability in the air. These are only a few of the free online STEM activities, lessons, and resources that Science Friday presents. Students can also listen to Science Friday live on Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. (ET). A recent episode asked, “Can Geometry Root Out Gerrymandering?"
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in July.
Primer is a community built for ambitious youth to explore their interests together and compete in monthly competitions. Primer clubs offer passionate young people everything, from writing to game design.
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, has partnered with Exelon Foundation in championing science learning for high school students and in encouraging new thinking about the environment. Out-of-school-time providers are invited to develop a STEM Lab for the future aimed at tackling solutions to the environmental crisis, with a minds-on approach and hands-on science skills.