Category Archives: science fairs in the news

Science fairs in the news talks about fairs around the world and the projects that have won prizes.

Independent science fair projects inspire the next generation of scientists…

Unschooling is a new educational phenomenon that is quickly gaining popularity among parents that are tired of the failures of public school systems to meet the educational needs of their children. Unschooling refers to a type of homeschooling that allows the child to direct their education so that it reflects what they are interested in. […]

Science News: Super Cool Water

Water is a great compound to use for school experiments because it is cheap, free in most cases, and because it is a relative safe compound to work with. However, while these logistical features make water a practical ingredient to experiment with, but there is more to water than meets the eye. Water has very […]

Icebergs in South Carolina?

Finding inspiration for science demonstrations and projects is not always easy to do. It is very easy to fall into a rut and present the same scientific information to classes year after year. However, science is not a stationary subject. It is constantly evolving and scientific truth is always changing. This is why it is […]

Science News: 6.8 Earthquake Hits North Island of New Zealand

On December 20, 2007 an earthquake with a magnitude 6.8 struck the North Island of New Zealand. Its epicenter was located about 150 kilometers east of the Taupo Volcano. Even though the magnitude was strong, there has been no damage reported thus far from the Gisbourne area. Other volcanoes in the affected chain include: Ruapehu, […]

Ringing In The New Year: What Does 2008 Mean for Science

As we come to the end of the year it is only normal to ponder what was accomplished during the last year and what the new year will bring. This is also the time of year when many teachers think about how they can help their students reach their academic goals by the end of […]

Kyoto University ChimpCollege Student Memory Experiment

If you have been paying attention to science news this month, then chances are you ran across, or at least heard about, the experiment conducting at Kyoto University in Japan. This experiment had college students and chimps match wits with a number game. And what the results showed was truly surprising. The experiment went like […]

The Venus Flytrap Inspires New Microfiber Technology

Last week a news article came out that discussed how scientists have developed a unique material that can be used for a variety of functions based on the quick mechanical responses built into the Venus Flytrap’s design. This material is super thin, only about 1.5 millimeters thick. In order to create the quick spring reflex […]