News and Events

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Event

Hands on STEM May 2022

Are you ready to get your hands on STEM? This virtual STEM event empowers the next generation of solution seekers with skills they need to take on some of the planet’s greatest environmental challenges.

Join hosts Brandon Okpalobi and Mehaa Raja as they introduced students to a local or global issue, explored why it is happened, connected with inspiring people working to find solutions, and helped students uncover their own potential with exciting hands-on STEM activities.

We also learned how leading companies such as Boeing and Procter & Gamble (P&G) are shaping the future. Appropriate for students of all ages, this event includes activities geared towards grades 4-8.

Share this online experience with your students, parents, and communities so they can all join the fun from wherever they are available on-demand now.

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Participate in the Activities

Fire Extinguisher

In this experiment, students discover the power of chemical reactions. Through this reaction, carbon dioxide was created, which weighs more than oxygen. Fire needs oxygen and fuel to burn. If any one of these components were removed, the fire would go out. By placing the carbon dioxide over the flame, the carbon dioxide replaced the oxygen. Carbon dioxide suffocated the flame and extinguished the candles. And that’s how you make a fire extinguisher!

Fire Extinguisher Activity

 

Changing Arrows

This experiment illuminates the changes taking place as light is refracted through water. Simply put, refraction is an optical illusion. Light bends when it passes from a substance of one density into a substance of a different density—in this case from air to water. Take the experiment further to see how the concave (turned inwards) surface of a spoon reflects images upside- down. Being a concave surface, the light waves hit the various parts of the spoon at different angles, so they’re all bent somewhat differently. By the time they’ve been reflected back at you, they’re all bending differently in a way that makes things look inverted (upside down).

Changing Arrows Activity

 

Propeller Car

In the battery powered car project given here, the transmission of the force from the motor to a wheel axle is carried through two gears and a rubber band that acts as a belt. To power up the car, we are using a battery in this experiment and a switch that connects and disconnects the circuit. The chassis of the car is made of plastic board, instead of the plastic wooden piece can be used as a chassis. Make sure the chassis is lighter so that the car moves forward effortlessly. After completing this project, you will explore many things, including Newton's Laws of Motion, design concepts, a concept of converting stored chemical energy into mechanical energy and a simple electric circuit.

Propeller Car Activity

 

Force and Motion Vocabulary

Gravity is by far the most familiar physical force, as we experience it every moment of every day. By dropping an object, the pulling force of gravity causes the object to inevitably fall to the ground the same way every single time.

Force & Motion Vocabulary

STEM Industry News and Conversations

Discovery Education 

The STEM Careers Coalition Marks Second Anniversary with Expanded Career Readiness Resources and New Industry Partners Joining National Effort to Improve Student Outcomes

Tech Learning Magazine 

Tech & Learning Magazine Names Discovery Education & Mystery Science Winners of the Best of 2021

CURT 

Building Construction and Manufacturing into STEM Through Equity-Centered Education

ASME Foundation 

Toward a More Diverse Technical Workforce 

District Administration 

DuPont is fully funding Delaware initiative anchored by Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform

THE Journal

THE Journal 2021 New Product Award Winners Announced: SCC Wins STEM/STEM Program

3BL Media

Advancing Equality and Inclusion in STEM

The Washington Informer

Oil and Natural Gas Industry Engineering Successful Opportunities for People of Color, Women

Discovery Education 

The STEM Careers Coalition Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Resources to Inspire the Creators, Doers, Makers, and Makers of Tomorrow in the Classrooms of Today

Diversity in Action

STEM Stars in Higher Education

Machine Design

Careers Coalition Celebrates Manufacturing Day by Looking to the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

Discovery Education 

Celebrate Modern Manufacturing with the STEM Careers Coalition  

The American Consortium for Equity in Education

K12 STEM Career Resources from the American Petroleum Institute

Washington Post

The Changing Face of Science 

Government Technology

Discovery Education Offers Free STEM Resources for Summer

Diversity in Action 

Equalizing Opportunity: Initiative Pairs Educators with Corporate Leaders 

Blog Talk Radio

America's Businesses Creating the Workforce We Need Today

Blog Talk Radio 

How Boeing is Working to Bring Students Into STEM

American Consortium for Equity and Education

The STEM Careers Coalition

STEM Industry News and Conversations

Discovery Education 

The STEM Careers Coalition Marks Second Anniversary with Expanded Career Readiness Resources and New Industry Partners Joining National Effort to Improve Student Outcomes

Tech Learning Magazine 

Tech & Learning Magazine Names Discovery Education & Mystery Science Winners of the Best of 2021

CURT 

Building Construction and Manufacturing into STEM Through Equity-Centered Education

ASME Foundation 

Toward a More Diverse Technical Workforce 

District Administration 

DuPont is fully funding Delaware initiative anchored by Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform

THE Journal

THE Journal 2021 New Product Award Winners Announced: SCC Wins STEM/STEM Program

3BL Media

Advancing Equality and Inclusion in STEM

The Washington Informer

Oil and Natural Gas Industry Engineering Successful Opportunities for People of Color, Women

Discovery Education 

The STEM Careers Coalition Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Resources to Inspire the Creators, Doers, Makers, and Makers of Tomorrow in the Classrooms of Today

Diversity in Action

STEM Stars in Higher Education

Machine Design

Careers Coalition Celebrates Manufacturing Day by Looking to the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

Discovery Education 

Celebrate Modern Manufacturing with the STEM Careers Coalition  

The American Consortium for Equity in Education

K12 STEM Career Resources from the American Petroleum Institute

Washington Post

The Changing Face of Science 

Government Technology

Discovery Education Offers Free STEM Resources for Summer

Diversity in Action 

Equalizing Opportunity: Initiative Pairs Educators with Corporate Leaders 

Blog Talk Radio

America's Businesses Creating the Workforce We Need Today

Blog Talk Radio 

How Boeing is Working to Bring Students Into STEM

American Consortium for Equity and Education

The STEM Careers Coalition