Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
One of the best ways to beat the quarantine blues is to get some fresh air and exercise! United Nations celebrates the bicycle each June for its contributions to health, mobility, and the environment.
Celebrate International Drum Month (May) with us this week by exploring the world of sound! The Acoustical Society of America has some great resources dedicated to learning more about the physics of sound through listening and hands-on activities. Or grab an instrument and learn to play – research suggests that playing music improves memory and attention, while also reducing stress!
The 2020 International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) is going virtual this year. They’ll host a whole series of events online during the week of May 18-22. It’s open to everyone, but you need to register! Visit their virtual landing page to get started. There’s so much to check out, so we thought we’d give… [Read More]
Celebrate International Museum Day all week long by “visiting” some museums and maybe even creating a museum of your very own! From dinosaurs, to space, to computer technology, to fine arts, you never know what you’ll discover at a museum.
This week we are celebrating computer science along with Scratch, the online programming platform for all ages developed by MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group.
Spring is finally here and with it comes warmer weather and beautiful blooms! Celebrate spring by getting outside and exploring your backyard or neighborhood during National Wildflower Week.
Dark Sky Week is just wrapping up, so all of the activities we’re suggesting have an astronomy or space focus. Learn about the origins of this international celebration at idsw.darksky.org and follow the adventures of Maine astronaut Jessica Meir on NASA’s site.
Earth Day is April 22, so all of the activities we’re suggesting have an environmental focus. To get involved in an online Earth Day event, visit earthday.org. And check out this Project Learning Tree site for some other ideas you can do with your children, including everyone making an Earth Day Pledge.
If you stumbled on this year’s virtual Maine State Science Fair, you might think you were an accidental “Zoom bomber” in an online meeting. But if you stuck around for a moment, you’d witness passionate students, curious judges, and a team of STEM educators working to keep this annual event going during a pandemic. On… [Read More]