Skills learned in the kitchen, at the vanity, in the craft room or in the garage can help put classroom struggles into context
Remembering the scale and impact of the day's origin may inspire kids to expand their Earth Day plans
What if kids pictured STEM careers like getting to spend every day talking to people who are just as excited about space, dinosaurs or butterflies as they are?
With thousands of exhibits and dozens of live shows, it would be a challenge for anyone to walk away uninspired
Children’s literature has so much to offer when it assumes young readers are up for a challenge
Fighting the stigma that the outdoors is hard to reach, dangerous and best experienced alone
Even adults can become the dictator, the slacker, the martyr, the lone wolf or the sidetracked enthusiast of their group
Acknowledging bias is not a substitute for doing something to address it
Tough lessons from competition can help build stronger collaborators
From getting samples through customs to siphoning gas in the desert, the skills researchers need to develop for their work often extend far outside the traditional classroom
Giving young people the chance to plan the nitty-gritty details of a hypothetical research project can offer a low-stakes way to initiate conversations about money management
Opening the lab door to alternative education, therapeutic emotional support, special needs and behaviorally nonconforming students shows potential benefits that reach far beyond report cards
Visiting museums as a kid leaves you with so much more than just the sum of the exhibits
Can a card game make interdisciplinary synthesis and critical thinking fun?
From supervillains to Sunday book club, books and movies provide low-stakes chances to build the constructive conversational skills we need for more important debates later on.
The KIBO robot tries to balance the huge potential young children have for learning with the physical realities of how they like to play.
The MilliporeSigma Curiosity Cube traveled more than ~18,000 miles in its inaugural year, packing science and scientists into a bright yellow box.
With kids home from school and snow on the ground, its a great time for some wintertime STEM exploration
Encouraging the budding scientist in your life doesn't have to mean getting your hands on the latest gadgets
The holidays can provide a yearly reminder that all the learning we have to do as we grow up leads to a lot of important highs and lows