Camps to code instead of canoe?
Obama pushes reading via new technologies
Linking reading to technology, the White House has pulled together major book publishers. They will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students. Commitments are also being sought from local governments and schools across the country to ensure that every st...
- Posted on May 5, 2015
How mummies are made
The most familiar mummies are the Egyptians. Many were buried in elaborate tombs and surrounded with treasures. It was believed those could escort them into the afterlife.
But not all mummies were E...
- Posted on April 30, 2015
Proms become platform for good deeds, social change
Proms traditionally have been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good deeds. And to ...
- Posted on April 28, 2015
World Festival: Day one - Let the games begin!
Chloe here, with news of Team Geared UP!’s first day at the FIRST® LEGO League World Festival Championship.
Setting Up Shop
Now that all the team members arrived from Virginia, we set up shop! We started our day by setting up our bo...
- Posted on April 27, 2015
In Puerto Rico, a push to save culture from long ago
In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying a nearly extinct language. They beat on drums and grow native crops like cassava and sweet potato. They do this as they learn about the indigenous people who lived on the island before Christo...
- Posted on April 24, 2015
Young scientists impress Obama at White House
The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred. And in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped. Then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at its efficiency.
The contraption's eventual aim would allow paralyzed or arthriti...
- Posted on March 26, 2015
Obamas encourage world to “Let girls learn”
Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama has announced a more focused government effort to help tens of millions of girls around the world. The effort would focus on girls attending and staying in school. Michelle Obama said she will go to Japan and Cambodia to promote...
- Posted on March 9, 2015
NASCAR coming to a school near you – maybe yours!
It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph.
In a nod to the often overlooked science behind races like the Daytona 500, NASCAR is announcing a years-long commitment to promote "STEM" inside classrooms and out. STEM ...
- Posted on February 25, 2015
Students claim more school, more stress than parents
Today's high school seniors aren't partying and socializing as much as their parents' generation. They're too busy trying to get into college. And when they get there, some don't feel good about themselves, a survey reports.
It's an annual survey of college freshmen. It was ...
- Posted on February 18, 2015
Camps to code instead of canoe?
Are you thinking of going to summer camp?
If your dream camp involves more coding than canoeing, more technology than tennis and more science than swimming, then STEM summer camps are popular and plentiful.
The camps include private half-day camps for younger children...
- Posted on February 12, 2015