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The 2014 Results are IN

THE 2014 RESULTS ARE IN| The top 10 finalists for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge have been announced. These students come from all over the country with some of the most exciting, innovative solutions designed to address every day problems in our world. Read more


SCIENCE IS EVERYWHERE THIS SUMMER | The school year is officially over and it is time to have some summer fun with your family! Read more


POST-IT® NOTES AND EVERNOTE: A TEACHERS DREAM | Do you have problems remembering tasks or to-do lists? Most of us do at one time or another. If you’re like me, you come up with some tricks that will help you remember things. Read more

To infinity and beyond with Astronaut Chris Hadfield

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND WITH ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD | Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. He has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. Read more

Science Videos from Smarter Everyday

SCIENCE VIDEOS FROM SCIENCE EVERYDAY | I really enjoy seeking out new and engaging ways to interact and share the passion for everything science. I recently came across a talented man named Destin who is the creator of Smarter Everyday. He creates and shares science videos that explain the ‘sometimes hard-to-understand’ concepts that plague us everyday. Read more

Inventing From Life Experiences

PEYTON AT THE NCAA INNOVATION SUMMIT: INVENTING FROM LIVE EXPERIENCES | Last Monday, I was flattered to have the opportunity to participate as a panelist in the Final Four Innovation Summit (  Every panelist expressed that their ideas and innovations had in one way or another emerged from their own unique life experiences.  Read more

Earth Day in the Classroom

EARTH DAY IN THE CLASSROOM | Earth Day is fast approaching! Although we should all keep the earth in mind everyday, this year, Earth Day will be officially celebrated on April 22. Here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate Earth Day into your classroom: Read more

Flip Flops and Beakers

FLIP FLOPS AND BEAKERS | Dreaming of summer? We are too…we’re getting ready for a one-of-a-kind summer filled with exclusive one-to-one mentorships with real 3M scientists! Read on to find out how you can join us.  Read more

Science Apps in the Classrooms

Science Apps in the Classrooms | With many school districts implementing a 1:1 program and choosing tablets as their tool of choice, there is a need for identifying educational apps. What exactly is the role of an app within an educational setting and how do you go about choosing quality apps? Many districts and/or teachers choose to use a scoring rubric to help them decide whether an app will find its place within the classroom. There are many posts that boost the “The Top (insert number here) Apps …”. Read more


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