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Last-Minute Science Gifts For Kids

Last-Minute Science Gifts For Kids

These books, movies and experiences are some of our favorites from the last year. All are gettable by Christmas at either Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, or at your local bookstore and aquarium.

December 21, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

Girls With a Plan to Ease World Hunger Win Top Science Award

A chance observation about warts on a pea plant led a trio of teenagers on a three-year mission to solve the world food crisis. Their perseverance earned them top honors at the annual Google Science Fair in Mountain View, California.

September 23, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

7 Amazing Google Science Fair Projects

Tonight, Google will announce the winners of its fourth annual Google Science Fair, which Scientific American co-sponsors. Watch the awards ceremony here live.

September 22, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

Hooked on Metrics: Why Learning Can and Should Be Measured

The following is a guest post by Scott Bennett, principal of eSTEM Academy in Reynoldsburg, Ohio When I first started teaching science 10 years ago, no one ever talked about achievement or thought about data.

September 3, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

Jell-O Brains and DNA: High School Students Launch Innovative STEM Program

The following guest post is by Roy Rinberg, a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. and an incoming freshman at New York University. He is co-founder of Project Building Excitement for Science and Technology (BEST), an afterschool program for junior high school students.

July 1, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

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