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A Cut Above: Mastering the Science of Cake Cutting

A Cut Above: Mastering the Science of Cake Cutting

Think cutting a cake is a piece of cake?  You might want to think again.  Cakes should be cut a certain way to maintain moisture and maximize the taste you get with each bite.  Click below to get the inside scoop, and you’ll never cut a cake the wrong way again.   Video: The...
Soccer and Science: The Winning Combination

Soccer and Science: The Winning Combination

You love watching soccer players work their magic on the field, but did you know there’s a science behind the sport? Soccer players execute powerful kicks that score game-winning goals by applying these scientific principles. If your students have soccer fever, this year’s FIFA World...
The Science Behind the Fourth of July

The Science Behind the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is right around the corner! From grilling hotdogs to setting off fireworks, there are so many STEM-related activities that take place during this patriotic holiday. To help uncover the science behind the celebrations, we have compiled a list of resources and...
National Zoo and Aquarium Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month! Celebrate by exploring your local zoo and aquarium, or visit the websites of zoos and aquariums across the country. Many of these sites have a great selection of educational resources, including photographs, videos, facts, lesson plans and...
The Science Behind Golf

The Science Behind Golf

The U.S. Open may be over, but that doesn’t mean the golfing excitement has to end. Professional golfers make this challenging sport look easy, but with every flawless swing, these athletes use the concepts of motion, momentum and torque to get the ball into the hole. Learn more about...
World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day! Celebrate this week by teaching your class about the importance of our oceans, the threats they face and how students can take action to help keep them healthy. With these hands-on activities, students will learn more about the plants and animals that reside in...
World Environment Day

World Environment Day

June 5 is World Environment Day! Encourage environmental responsibility in your classroom by helping students understand how they can take an active role in caring for the environment. We have provided some great resources and hands-on activities to help you get started!   Copy-Paper...
International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity. Celebrate this science holiday by encouraging students to increase their understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. Biodiversity is a vital part of ecological services, including everything...
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