Tag Archives: STEAM

Ancient Inventions That Seem Modern

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We imagine that ancient technologies are totally alien from our modern technology.  However, it turns out that a lot of our relatively modern technology is actually quite ancient. Here are eight examples of ancient inventions. Steam Engine  The steam engine was first invented by Heron Alexandrinus in 1st Century Greece.  Until 1577 it was forgotten […]

Water: Earth’s Most Common Liquid

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Water is a huge part of the Earth.  It’s so huge that we’re called the Blue Planet.  It has the power to create, sustain or destroy life on the planet. Yet what do we really know about it? 10 Interesting Water Facts It’s all the same –  There is the same quantity of water on […]

Cellphones: The Science of Communication

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Cellphones are a necessary part of our daily lives now.  In fact, they’re so necessary that the term FOMO, or fear of missing out, has become an understood phenomenon in only three years.  Here are ten fun facts about cellphones. 10 Fun Facts about Cellphones Computing power – Cellphones have more computer power than the […]

SPOTLIGHT: Stephen Hawking and Black holes

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Just over one year after the death of Stephen Hawking, scientists have officially photographed a black hole for the first time this April.  In 1963 Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, and was told he had two years to live. Despite that, Stephen Hawking made a huge impact on science over five decades.  One of […]

LEARN: The Key To Success is…..Art?

Art, it turns out, might be the key to getting good grades! It seems that nurturing creativity and a child’s unique expression of their individuality can have a huge impact on how they do in other areas of their life. Many studies continue telling us the same thing. For example, a paper published by the […]

SPOTLIGHT: Meet The STE(A)M Influencers Of Today

White lab-coat, glasses, and… how old again? The scientists of today are a bit younger than you might expect! Each of these exceptional young people has made an amazing contribution to the fields of STE(A)M. Click the link to learn more about them. 1. Gabriel Dayan, 19 One biology class in high school led Gabriel […]

STEM & STE(A)M: What They Are and Why it Matters

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What are STEM and STEAM? STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STE(A)M, on the other hand, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  Both of these concepts aim to encourage an interdisciplinary approach towards learning, in which kids apply skills from not one but all topics when they encounter […]