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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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Top 25 science / STEM contests for kids 2014-2015

ScienceThrillers.com is proud to compile this list of the year’s top science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) contests and competitions for the 2014-2015 school year. Please share, tweet, re-post this list to parents, educators, potential sponsors and judges. Encourage–heck, force–your … Continue reading

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It’s Okay to Be Smart: Marvelous PBS video series for all ages

At ScienceThrillers, we’re always on the lookout for entertaining ways to enhance science literacy. Here’s one that I was a little slow to stumble upon: It’s Okay to Be Smart. These are marvelous science-themed videos on a YouTube channel. They … Continue reading

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Science Christmas Gifts: Science magazines for kids

<A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&#038;MarketPlace=US&#038;ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fthrille-20%2F8010%2F09e01ba0-51fa-49fe-9c7b-8609134225fc&#038;Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A>Magazines make a great holiday gift for kids. They’re relatively inexpensive, encourage reading, require no wrapping or shipping, and keep giving pleasure all year long. This year, consider giving your young people a magazine to foster their natural … Continue reading

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Top 20 science / STEM contests for kids

CLICK HERE for updated 2014-2015 listings ‘Tis the season to plan your participation in science contests and competitions for kids in the 2013-14 academic year. ScienceThrillers.com is proud to compile this list of the year’s top science, technology, engineering, and … Continue reading

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12 Days of Science Christmas Gifts #7: Science Toys

ScienceThrillers brings you our annual geek gift recommendations. These lists, which usually link directly to amazon.com, feature great gifts for the science-minded people in your life. Day #7: Science Toys This batch of STEM gift ideas includes some of my … Continue reading

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Mythbusters The Explosive Exhibition: a review

See special ScienceThrillers.com book giveaway at end of post! Regular readers of this blog know that I’m a big proponent of science literacy and science education, with a special interest in how entertainment can be used to educate. The most … Continue reading

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Microbes & Oil: Free educational resource

Amy Rogers, MD/PhD, is founder of ScienceThrillers.com and author of PETROPLAGUE. PETROPLAGUE is a thriller novel suitable for high school age and up. In the novel, oil-eating bacteria contaminate the fuel supply of present-day Los Angeles and paralyze the city. … Continue reading

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