The Science Behind Snowflakes

The Science Behind Snowflakes

Winter isn’t winter without snowflakes. We all love watching them fall, and then of course there’s the fun of catching them with your tongue. But just how are these snowflakes formed, and why are no two exactly alike? Find out what makes snowflakes so special and you’ll never see...
Care for Some…Grasshoppers?

Care for Some…Grasshoppers?

As our population increases, feeding everyone will become increasingly difficult too. Find out what some experts say people might start finding on their dinner plates soon! http://www.livescience.com/43901-eating-insects-bugs-entomophagy.html Clear the runway: spotlighting some beautiful...
The Beginning of the Bug: Examining Insect Evolution

The Beginning of the Bug: Examining Insect Evolution

What could cave-dwelling crustaceans possibly have in common with insects? Apparently, a lot. Going back to when insects first evolved millions of years ago, crustaceans were among their closest relatives. Since then, insects have slowly morphed into the bugs we love (and sometimes, hate)...
Pointers from a Pro: a Teacher Shares his Tips for Using Twig and TigTag

Pointers from a Pro: a Teacher Shares his Tips for Using Twig and TigTag

We think Twig and TigTag are great, but why just take our word for it? Hear what National Board Certified Teacher Harvey Bagshaw has to say about this indispensable resource for your science classroom: The Twig and Tigtag online resources bring real-world experience right to your...
As We Go Greener, America’s Air is Getting Cleaner

As We Go Greener, America’s Air is Getting Cleaner

Good news: the air quality in America is improving! Levels of nitrogen dioxide have decreased in several major U.S. cities thanks to curbed power plant emissions. Earth Science Week is October 12-18, 2014 and this science holiday is a great time to teach your students about the importance...
For STEM education that’s all the rage, simply open a book and turn the page

For STEM education that’s all the rage, simply open a book and turn the page

Reading isn’t just for English class any more. Cover Common Core standards in the STEM classroom with non-fiction book selections that bring scientists and their research to life. See a collection of resources...