Category Archives: In the News

News articles, headlines and topics are discussed which are great for project background research and idea generation.

I saw this ingenious solar energy lotus leaf electrically charged car and what came to mind was an idea for you. Wouldn't it be neat to invent a science fair experiment kit using this car as a model? Imagine, you can use a leaf shape, or any shape that interests you.   The large leaf…
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President Obama told the American public that climate change is the most pressing and important subjeect his second term in office. He set in motion what is constituents believe will be a very aggressive campaign for positive change in regard to the environment. “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that failure…
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Every person has a wish, a goal and a place where he wants to see himself in the future. However, not everybody succeeds in reaching the summit. Some just lose heart because they are not passionate enough. Others rush forward without a proper plan, which often takes them off the path towards success until they…
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If your child considers himself or herself a true science buff, then what better theme is there to use for his or her birthday party? Throwing a science themed birthday party is a great way to create an educational experience for children while allowing them to have fun at the same time. Here are some…
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Unlike school, nobody at university will force you to attend lectures, take register or call your parents if your grades are poor. What may seem like long-lost freedom could result in overwhelmed first-year students — having to take on so much responsibility for the first time in their lives. The director of the Centre for…
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Going on vacation is one of the most delightful times that you could ever experience. Whether you are vacationing to a tropical rainforest resort or to the beautiful ocean, it's easy to forget about important issues such as endangered species and which souvenirs to bring back home. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species…
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Did you know that some sand dunes sing? They make a make a humming or booming sound? This outstanding and fun video tells you the science that causes the "singing" of sand dunes. So what causes the sound the sounds the the note of G? The vibrations of dry sand particles move across the surface of some dunes…
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Rarely have school science fairs, a source of pride and panic for generations of American students, achieved such prominence on the national stage.  President Obama held one at the White House last fall. And last week he said that America should celebrate its science fair winners like Sunday’s Super Bowl champions, or risk losing the…
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It is disheartening to hear that so many American students are going above and beyond the required work for their courses by participating in science fair contests. I question, however, the teachers who are 'burdened' by state requirements to explain such simple things as the 'parts of a cell.' Evidently, these weighty topics prevent them from…
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Actually, the Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair, co-sponsored by MEMC Electronics & Monsanto, is on the rise! Over than 250 schools show a 50% increase in Honors Fair students  in 2010. The keys are parents who capture the "I wonder" questions their children have and encourage them to turn their question in   into projects; schools that recognize the value…
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