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 […]
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 […]
Hi Madeline! Thank you for contacting me regarding the activities on your site. Our kid is grown now, but I still like getting the emails & forward to promote supersciencefair projects to other parents & teachers. My father, Charles Harvey Courtney (CHC) said that science fairs were talked about by science teachers, during the WWII […]
Incorporating walnuts into your diet may help you handle stress better, new research suggests. Walnuts and walnut oil help reduce blood pressure during stressful situations because of the omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory compounds they contain, according to a study by a team of scientists at Penn State University. Researchers looked at 22 healthy adult […]
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is being held for 2 weeks in celebration of Science. The Festival begins October 10, 2010. There are free events, school programs and nationwide contests. Free teacher workshops. Contests with cash prizes. (see deadline to send in your entry form) There is an Expo on the National Mall October […]
Scientists from the universities of Padova and Trento demonstrated chicks’ ability to add and subtract objects as they were moved behind two screens. Lucia Regolin, an animal recognition expert at the University of Padua i Italy and author of the study, said the animals “performed basic arithmetic” to work out which screen concealed the larger […]
Newsweek this past month asked the question as to “Why scientists are losing the PR wars” because millions of Americans have changed their mind about global warming and decided it isn’t happening. The question comes to mind as to why Americans do not trust or value scientist’s findings. How can anyone disregard human activities such […]
Become a part of history. Enter the 2010 American Solar Challenge (ASC2010) which is a competition to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country time/distance rally event. Teams compete in a 1100 mile drive from Tulsa to Chicago. The route has been chosen to combine pieces of old routes used in previous events, […]
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 this week.
Look at micoralgae under an electron microscope. Scientists dream that one day they will be able to place a sample of unknown substance under a microscope, name individual atoms and the structure they form in that substance.