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NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

March 3, 2021

Katherine Johnson was a very talented African American mathematician. After she graduated from college at age 18, she worked as a teacher before joining NASA. Johnson was known for making…

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Quarantine Pioneer, Ibn Sina

December 9, 2020

Quarantine isn’t new Quarantine has become a common word in our 2020 vocabulary. Did you know this is a long-established practice for helping stop the spread of illness and disease?…

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Chimpanzee Researcher and activist, Dr. Jane Goodall

October 30, 2020

Chimpanzees are closely related to humans, and British primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall is best known for her research of wild chimpanzees. Learn more about Dr. Goodall on this printable coloring…

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Lonnie Johnson Coloring Page

October 1, 2020

Dr. Lonnie Johnson is a mechanical and nuclear engineer. After graduate school, he joined the US Air Force, and later worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Johnson won multiple…

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Filter Smoke with Duct Fan Bin

September 19, 2020

Smoke from wildfires and dust in the air can make it difficult to breathe sometimes. If you live in a place with lots of particulates (small pieces of matter like…

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Box Fan Filter Instructions

September 16, 2020

Why Filter the Air? ScienceWorks is located in Oregon, where we are having some wildfires right now. There is quite a bit of smoke, dust, and soot in the air.…

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Turn Your Room Into a Camera Obscura

August 19, 2020

What is a camera obscura? While it might have “camera” in its name, a camera obscura is actually more like a projector. It is a device used by using a…

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DNA Photographer Rosalind Franklin

July 28, 2020

DNA Photographer: Spotlight Scientist Rosalind Franklin was born in London in 1920, and decided by age 15 that she wanted to be a scientist. Rosalind was known for her logic,…

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Mars 2020 Video Series

July 21, 2020

Welcome, Mars fans! Later this summer, NASA will launch the Mars Rover Perseverance. Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated with Mars. It has earned the nickname of The Red…

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Engineering: Spotlight on Willie Klassen

July 13, 2020

Engineers design and make many of the objects around us. Willie Klassen is an engineer who works at Schilling Robotics. Learn more about how Willie became an engineer, some of…

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