Category Archives: In the News

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

The Whale Who Said Thanks

The Whale Who Said Thanks

I know that you will enjoy this true story about the whale who said thanks as much as I did. It was published in 2009 and is timeless. It is always uplifting and rewarding to hear about others who are like minded, and caring individuals, whether it be for humanity or “all creatures great and […]

New digital science video database ready for teachers and students…

Digital Science Database

The big news today is GEOSET, which is short for Global Education Outreach for Science, Engineering and Technology is a digital science video database. It is a digital library of educational videos that make science, engineering and math more accessible for kids. It is being put together by a professor at the Florida State University […]

Did you see the robot invented by Chinese farmer?

Chinese Farmer who has Constructed over 60 Robots

Chinese Farmer invented and constructed over 60 robots! “What the mind of men can believe and conceive, it can achieve.” …Dale Carnegie Chinese farmer Wu Yulu started inventing robots with scraps of metal, nails and screws that he found in rubbish sites in 1986. His persistence paid off. Now he drives his rickshaw pulled by […]

Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize: The Importance of Energy Science Fair Projects

Al Gore: An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his efforts to raise awareness of global warming and to encourage changes to human practices to reduce our impact on the environment. This award is just one of many notable accolades that Mr. Gore has won for his crusade to save the planet. At the […]

Cucumber Science Fair Projects

Cucumber Science Fair Projects

What cucumber science fair projects can you do with this information? The Amazing Cucumber This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their “Spotlight on the Home” series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just […]

Girls Day | International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl - Girl Day

Today is Girl Day (February 21, 2017), an exciting part of Engineers Week (February 17 – 23, 2019)! Girl Day is a excellent reminder to parents and educators around the world that talking with girls about engineering careers, introducing them to engineering role models, and engaging them with creative and hands-on engineering activities can help […]

Solar Leaf Energy Charger Electric Car

Lotus Leaf Solar Car

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 is […]

President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Speech About Climate Change

President Obama's Speech on Saving the Earth

President Obama told the American public that climate change is the most pressing and important subject 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 […]

Five Habits That Help You Achieve Your Goal

Five Habits That Help You Achieve Your Goal

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 […]

Hosting a Science Themed Birthday Party

Fun Science Birthday Party

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 […]