Marie Curie: Science Pioneer

If you have ever had an x-ray, you have Marie Curie to thank. The Nobel-winning physicist and chemist researched radioactivity, discovered polonium and radium, and created the first mobile x-ray machines to assist doctors during World War 1. Marie Curie’s research contributed to physics and chemistry, and changed medicine and medical treatments. Her persistence and […]


Let’s Play with STEM

Last month we familiarized ourselves with the organizations that support and drive the STEM efforts in the K-12 realm. The amount of resources available to educate, advise, and train teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields are impressive and meaningful.  The future of this nation will rely heavily on the innovation and problem-solving […]

The Ups, Downs, and Arounds of Work and Energy

The transformation of energy, from potential kinetic, is how the world works and plays, literally. Show students some great examples and ways to analyze them. By now, students have become familiar with Newton’s laws related to force, mass, and motion. A critical extension of that, is thus, to investigate how energy is transformed from potential […]

Atomic Breakdown

On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, physicists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced that they think they are closing in on the Higgs boson. This hypothetical particle, if it exists, would explain how particles have mass. On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, physicists using the Large Hadron Collider […]

Tuning Into Waves

We interact with and depend upon waves every day – from sounds and visible light to microwaves and solar radiation. Take students on a full-spectrum tour to learn more about the nature of waves. The Electromagnetic (EM) Spectrum is all around us. The spectrum is made of frequencies at which EM waves can occur. Sound, […]

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