Category Archives: Elementary Science

Students master engineering skills at 6th annual STEM Design Challenge

Something we are always striving for here at Fisher Science Education is helping students apply scientific concepts and principles into real-world applications. The STEM Design Challenge takes this to the next level for elementary and middle school students by testing their engineering, design, critical thinking and teamwork skills in an innovative way. Read on to see how students in the Allegheny County of Pittsburgh were able to apply all of these skills in a fun competition!

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National Engineering Week 2016: A Week of Engineering Activities

This week we celebrate engineers all around the country and the contributions they’ve made to society. In the U.S., National Engineering Week usually falls on the same week as George Washington’s birthday to pay tribute to his surveying and map making skills in the late 1700’s. It has been said that Washington surveyed over 200 tracts of land and is considered the first engineer for his work. In honor of National Engineering Week and all of Washington’s contributions, we’ve gathered a week’s worth of engineering activities you can try at home or in the classroom!

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Winter Science Fun

Nature-SnowflakeToday marks the official first day of winter so we’ve gathered a few science experiments you can try! From melting ice to creating winter in a glass, you and your students will have a blast with these experiments that help you celebrate the winter season.

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Animals with Superpowers! Really!

Hummingbird-Ruby-Throat Considering the popularity of all of the Marvel Comics movies, it’s pretty easy to see that everyone enjoys super powers.
All of the high leaping over buildings, shooting of poison gases, transforming from one shape or form to another, incredible feats of strength and immortality do make captivating stories. They allow our imaginations to soar.
Humans may be limited to super powers on the big screen, but there are some simple and sometimes unseen creatures, whose super powers are not imaginary at all. Let’s meet some.

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