Category Archives: Science Education

Inventor contest for grades 1-6. Easy to enter by May 12

I just heard about a loosely STEM-themed contest for grades 1-6. Scholastic & USA Gold Pencils are encouraging innovation with an inventor contest. Kids submit a sketch or description of their invention by May 12. “Six grand prizes of $500 … Continue reading

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Guest essay: Science: A special way of knowing

ScienceThrillers.com welcomes teacher and writer A.G. Moore, a principal of Rhythm Prism Publishing (“Unique Books for Hungry Minds”). Moore shares an essay on the origins of scientific thought. Please check out her nonfiction books for ages 8-13 (below) and enter to … Continue reading

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New #STEM contest for kids: Mars Medical Challenge

Just announced: A new #STEM contest for kids Future Engineers Mars Medical Challenge: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in partnership with NASA, is sponsoring a 3D printing design challenge to US students of all ages (5-19, grades K-12). If people spend … Continue reading

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Top science / STEM contests for kids 2016-2017

ScienceThrillers.com, the only website dedicated to page-turning fiction with real science, is proud to compile the internet’s most comprehensive list of 2016-2017’s top science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) contests and competitions. Please share, tweet, re-post this list to parents, educators, potential sponsors and … Continue reading

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New interactive microbiome exhibit at AMNH in NY

This is so cool– I’m a big fan of science education about the importance of microorganisms because most people (including scientists and physicians) do not appreciate how the ecosystem of our bodies and the ecosystems of our planet revolve around … Continue reading

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Get your kid off screens and into nature: new book How to Raise a Wild Child

Just heard author Scott Sampson interviewed by Michael Krasny on NPR’s “Forum” about his new book How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature. We need to find ways, individually and collectively, to … Continue reading

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Descartes’ Cove, a math puzzle solving game for middle school students

Gaming can be more than shooting at stuff. In the spirit of the great puzzle solving game Myst, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth has created a puzzle-solving computer game adventure called Descartes’ Cove. This game for 6th-8th grade students uses … Continue reading

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Ebola: The end of the world as we know it? I hope so. (Part 2)

Aragorn: Are you frightened? Frodo: Yes. Aragorn: Not nearly frightened enough. I know what hunts you. My fellow Americans: It’s not a question of “if.” It’s a question of “when.” I don’t mean an Ebola epidemic on our shores. I … Continue reading

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