Category Archives: In the News

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

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 […]

Is Global Warming Really Happening?

What Can You Do To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?

This article was published 5/7/2007. Could you believe that we are still questioning global warming! I think it is important to look back and see the red flags that we ignored so that we can take action now. I don’t know about you, but I have certainly changed. We are approaching another new year and […]

Does your smile affect your lifespan?

Does your smile affect your lifespan?

Yes! Your smile affects your lifespan!!! According to researchers, smiling could add years to your life. Did you know that the broader you smile and the deeper the creases around your eyes when you grin, the longer you are likely to live? This was report by a study published in Psychological Science back in 2010 […]

How Depressed Tigress Finds Happiness Again with Baby Piglets

Female Tiger Mothering Piglets

I published this blogpost 10 years ago and wanted to see what happened as a result of the baby piglets being cloned in order to help a depressed tigress. Unfortunately, I found out that the story was strictly fiction. In those days, I did not know about looking up information on Snopes. So why did […]

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 […]