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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

What's up with the Weather?

by Kim Moldofsky, The Maker Mom

On November 22, my fellow Chicagoans and I were digging out from a record-breaking November snowstorm. More than a foot of snow had accumulated in some parts of the metropolitan area. Just a few weeks later, we’re anticipating a balmy December weekend with expected temperatures in the 60s. What’s going on? In order to answer that, one needs to understand the weather. Read more

Computer Science Education Week

by Kim Moldofsky, The Maker Mom Read more

Thanksgiving Science

by Kim Moldofsky, The Maker Mom

At home or in a classroom, these seasonal delights will leave you thankful for science! Read more

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