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As many educators know, the elementary and middle school years are critical periods in which students’ interest in science can “wither on the vine” if efforts are not made early to engage young learners in such subjects in exciting and creative ways. This is why global biotech leader Life Technologies — as it prepares to…

This is a bit amazing. Check out the original post here. It’s a method of art reminiscent of Jackson Pollack’s abstract drip paintings. Just more suited to the less squeamish. Erin Watson uses blow fly larvae — maggots — to get kids excited about painting. Judging by her upcoming educational demonstration project on the National…

Thanks EPA for the blog post last week! We need all the help we can get with getting the word out to everyone about the Festival. Each week we write about the science behind environmental protection. Previous Science Wednesdays. By Aaron Ferster Back to school season always seems so refreshing. I find the excitement my…

What goes on behind the scenes as researchers test and certify balls and bats for use in Major League Baseball? How will nanoparticles, network sensors and adaptive technologies revolutionize many aspects of our lives in products of tomorrow? The answers will surprise and intrigue you! Find out when you visit the hands-on exhibits of the…

USA Science & Engineering Festival partner, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is preparing for an action-packed week this fall with one focus: igniting STEM Education in America through imagination and innovation. In the days leading up to the USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall, PLTW is bringing together some of the best…

Star light Star bright first star I see tonight… One thing I love about camping and getting away from the city is looking up into the night sky and seeing the vast array of stars that populate the sky. I am always amazed by how bright and how MANY stars twinkle up there, but one…

Providing Students and Teachers With a Wealth of Resources in the Physical Sciences Students, does this sound familiar? You need information about the environment, physics, chemistry, or the earth and don’t know where to go. And your teacher says that the information you reference must be authoritative. Plus, you need the information fast. No problem!…