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Dive into Fresh Water Solutions

by Kim Moldofsky, The Maker Mom

On cold, windy Chicago winter days, I question why I live here. After all, I could move near my cousins in sunny Arizona or relocate to San Diego, where the perfect weather is the stuff of Midwestern dreams. But I know why I live in northern Illinois: water. We have access to fresh water and lots of it. Read more

Final Month to Enter the 2016 Young Scientist Challenge!

There’s only ONE MONTH left to enter the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

That means students have until April 20 to submit their 1-2 minute video of a solution to an everyday problem. If you know a Young Scientist that hasn’t entered yet, remind them what’s at stake: Read more

Meet America’s 2015 Top Young Scientist Live on March 8


Join us on March 8 at 1pm ET for the exclusive opportunity to meet Hannah Herbst, America’s 2015 Top Young Scientist. Hannah will be broadcasting live from her school in Boca Raton, FL and sharing her experience with the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Read more

The 2016 Young Scientist Challenge - Now Open For Entries!

The 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries!

Through April 20, students in grades 5-8 can share their solution to solve a real-world problem for the exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist, win up to $25,000, and the chance to be named “America’s Top Young Scientist”.

Other prizes include:

• The opportunity to attend a taping of a Discovery Network show  Read more

Let It Snow!

by Kim Moldofsky, The Maker Mom

With the exception of Jack Frost’s early appearance in Chicago, the weather has been unseasonably mild. But snow is already falling hard in some parts of our country. Snow is great fun for kids. As an adult with a long driveway to shovel, snow is less thrilling than it used to be. Yet, I still experience a certain excitement and a sense of wonder catching and examining individual white flakes. Read more


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