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Stories by Anna Kuchment

Drilling for Earthquakes

Scientists are increasingly confident about the link between earthquakes and oil and gas production, yet regulators are slow to react

May 8, 2016 — Anna Kuchment
Last-Minute Science Gifts For Kids

Last-Minute Science Gifts For Kids

These books, movies and experiences are some of our favorites from the last year. All are gettable by Christmas at either Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, or at your local bookstore and aquarium.

December 21, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

Hooked on Metrics: Why Learning Can and Should Be Measured

The following is a guest post by Scott Bennett, principal of eSTEM Academy in Reynoldsburg, Ohio When I first started teaching science 10 years ago, no one ever talked about achievement or thought about data.

September 3, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

Jell-O Brains and DNA: High School Students Launch Innovative STEM Program

The following guest post is by Roy Rinberg, a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. and an incoming freshman at New York University. He is co-founder of Project Building Excitement for Science and Technology (BEST), an afterschool program for junior high school students.

July 1, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

Texas Museum Loses Climate Change Display

Science museums are among the most trusted sources of information about the world around us. At their best, they offer fun, interactive, rich learning environments that surprise, inspire and enlighten their visitors.

June 16, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

Stop Lecturing Me (In College Science)!

College lecture classes have been around for more than 900 years. Lately, a handful of science and engineering professors have been experimenting with a more innovative way of teaching science, especially at the introductory level.

May 21, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

A High School Lab As Engaging as Facebook

Just down the hall from Paulo Blikstein's office at Stanford University is a student laboratory of the future. It has spring green-and-yellow tiled floors, matching walls and is stocked with every type of digital fabrication tool one can imagine: laser cutters, 3D printers, 3D scanners, 3D milling machines, robotics, and programming tools.

November 29, 2013 — Anna Kuchment

A littleBit of Electronic Literacy

Guest Post by Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning open source library of electronic modules that magnetically snap together to allow users to create simple circuits and innovative projects.

November 4, 2013 — Anna Kuchment
A littleBit of Electronic Literacy

A littleBit of Electronic Literacy

Guest Post by Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning open source library of electronic modules that magnetically snap together to allow users to create simple circuits and innovative projects.

November 4, 2013 — Anna Kuchment

Teenager creates new flu drugs

Last month, 17-year-old Eric Chen from San Diego, California became the third Grand Prize winner in Google Science Fair history. Judges awarded him $50,000, a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands, a year of mentoring, and other prizes.

October 21, 2013 — Anna Kuchment