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Engineering: Spotlight on Willie Klassen

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…

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Galaxy Collision Simulator

 Galaxy Collision Simulator Instructions Quick start – try these two icon buttons – try pressing the Rewind Simulation icon (in pink) to restart the…

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Buoyancy Testing: Will it Sink or Float?

Buoyancy Buoyancy is the upward force of a fluid on an object that is immersed in it. Put simply, the more buoyant an object is,…

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Mae Jemison Featured Scientist

Meet Mae Jemison Mae Jemison is today’s featured scientist in the spotlight. Mae Jemison was born in Alabama in 1956, and grew up in Illinois.…

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What Does a Wildlife Forensics Scientist Do?

There are many kinds of science in the world, and even a greater variety of scientists who practice them! Today, Maya is talking with Johnnie…

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Build a Diddley-Bow Stringed Musical Instrument

DIY Diddley-Bow Objective: To build a basic diddley-bow in this do it yourself activity. The diddley-bow is an instrument much older than a viol, harp,…

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What Does an Architect Do?

What kind of jobs do scientists do? Have you thought about how your home was designed and built? One of the people who designs homes…

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Space Station Docking Simulator

Launching astronauts into space is just part of a mission. One of the most important parts involves docking with the International Space Station (ISS). In…

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Swim in a School of Fish

Have you ever wanted to swim in a school of fish? What would you have to know to be good at it? What rules could…

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DIY Spectroscope

Objective: Would you like to hold a rainbow in your hand? With a spectroscope, you can! You can make this device from simple materials you…

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Astronauts Launch from US Tomorrow #LaunchAmerica

Astronauts have not launched from the United States since 2011, and tomorrow’s mission is the beginning of a new era of space travel. NASA and…

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DIY Drawing Machine

DIY Drawing Machine Objective: Create a drawing machine to make complex mathematical patterns. Explore the science on how gears move. Have you ever played with…

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