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The Best Teachers Make Learning Memorable

By Blog Editor Susan Wells As the summer begins to wind down, parents begin to trek to the stores with supply lists in hand and the summer learning break turns to talk about our education system. What do teachers do over their summer break?…

Boy Scouts Become Mad Scientists to Earn Science Merit Badge

Twenty-one Boy Scouts from the Mesa, Arizona area recently came together to earn a Merit Badge in Nuclear Science. Yes, Nuclear Science. This lesson wasn’t as easy as it sounds. The scouts built electroscopes and cloud chambers to earn their…

Tricks and Challenges for the NBC Hit Show Minute to Win It

The producers of the NBC show, Minute to Win It, have called our offices with questions about some of our science tricks that they've seen on our weekly appearances on Denver NBC affiliate, 9News. Some of our science experiments like Egg Drop…
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Are Some Science Educators Playing with Fire? When Does Sharing an Experiment Cross a Line?

By Blog Editor Susan Wells I am frustrated. As our children grow up, they want to experiment. Explore. Discover. The internet is a wonderful tool to use in their education and growing independence. Growing up, I had to use encyclopedias,…

Wild About Rocket Boys - Wilder Elementary Students Honor Homer Hickam's Passion for Science

Houston, we have lift-off! The fourth graders at Wilder Elementary in Littleton, Colorado, invited me to participate in their annual paper rocket launch. This 4th grade unit is inspired by the original rocket boy, Homer Hickam. Instead of using…

Pranks & Tricks for April Fool's Day

April Fool's day is this Friday. Do you have your pranks ready to go? Our staff spends the majority of March perfecting their pranking in anticipation of the day. I'd declare April 1st a company-wide holiday, except it's too much fun to mess…

Teacher Brings Love of Science to The Netherlands

Triscia is a high school math teacher from New York City who recently moved to The Netherlands. She began her career as a high school biology and chemistry teacher. In moving to Holland, she has reconnected with her true passion - science. As…
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Oil Settled to Bottom of Ocean After Gulf Oil Spill

The oil left behind from the Deep Horizon catastrophe on April 20, 2010 is still threatening the Gulf region's people, economy and environment. During the event, a total of 185 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf region. At a glance,…

Pine Beetle Kills Thousands of Acres of Trees in Colorado... But the Blue-ish Wood is Gorgeous!

If you've had the fortune of visiting Colorado's high country - especially Summit County - over the past few years, you've probably noticed all of the dead pine trees. You can’t blame this one on drought, but instead, a tiny little black beetle…
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After Dinner Science: The Ultimate Table Trick Challenge

You are busy cooking the turkey and preparing all the side dishes. Then everyone will sit down to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. But do you have a finale to your perfect meal today? You need to amaze your guests with the ultimate table trick challenge.…