How Dogs Find Their Way Home Without a GPS

The migration patterns of certain animals have always been a mystery to scientists. Species such as birds and humpback whales demonstrate precision and consistency every time they migrate to a new climate with whales migrating as far as 3,000 miles to the exact same feeding area every year! (I need a GPS to go just 10 miles up the road.) Another animal who demonstrated this impressive feat was a sheepdog from Wales who about a month ago traveled 240 miles to his previous owners home.

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35 Stunning Images of America’s National Parks

As we mentioned in a previous post, the National Park Service is turning 100 years old this August! What better way to celebrate nature’s greatest achievements than with a look at some of the most amazing photos taken of some of our national parks?! Here are our favorite 35 images of America’s national parks.

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Cotton Candy Could be Useful for Science

Cotton candy has come to be known as a carnival food staple practically all over the world. Kids and adults alike always seem to be completely fascinated by the feathery treat’s unique lighter than air properties. Believe it or not, the chemistry behind making cotton candy might prove to be useful in laboratory research to help grow new tissues in the lab.

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20 Breathtaking Images of Space

Revisiting the Veil NebulaIn honor of Star Wars Day, we thought it would be a good idea to find the most breathtaking images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope from NASA! Aside from all of these images completely mesmerizing us time and time again, they also do a really good job at reminding us of how massive the universe actually is. Be prepared to get lost in galaxies and nebulas with our journey of the 20 most breathtaking images of space.

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The Best Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week


“To the world you may be just a teacher, but to your students you are a HERO!”
 This quote reminds us that the work teachers do every single day is something that should be rewarded and appreciated by everyone who’s lives they’ve impacted. We found some of the best ways to show teachers your appreciation for them this week that are thoughtful yet simple to create!

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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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15 Images That Will Leave You in Awe of Science

This is an image of oil paint floating in a solution of water and methylated spirits.: When you think of science what usually comes to mind? It’s doubtful that colorful imagery or bright, exciting chemical reactions that look like they’re going to jump out at you from the page are top of your list. Believe it or not, all of these images below are in fact science reactions captured by some of the world’s greatest photographers. Read on and be prepared to be completely in awe of science!

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Celebrating Earth Day

Starting in 1970, Earth Day was created to celebrate environmental protection efforts all over the U.S. Now it is observed in over 190 countries and is the largest secular holiday in the world! To help you make the most of this day with your students, we gathered some awesome Earth Day activities that are hands-on and interactive while also reinforcing environmentally friendly concepts such as recycling, pollution and composting. Check out these activities below to try in the classroom or even in your home!

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A Teacher’s Guide to Coffee

Did you know that coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity? With almost 2.25 billion cups of coffee consumed every day it’s no surprise that people all over the world can’t get enough of the delicious beverage and research shows teachers feel the same way, with 56% choosing coffee as their drink of choice.  Also, the type of bean used can depend on how much caffeine is in a cup with Robusta varieties containing the most amount. Check out these and more facts below in our Teacher’s Guide to Coffee infographic!

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The National Park Service turns 100

yosemite nat parkOn August 25, 2016 The National Park Service will be turning 100 years old. To get ready for this huge milestone in the organization’s history, they have been partnering with institutions across the country on different programs, events and activities to help increase awareness and support for America’s 407 national parks. Now more than ever, it’s important we encourage students to go outdoors and explore everything that nature has to offer and thanks to the National Park Service, we have been able to do that for almost 100 years.

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