STEM Exploration: Insects

Welcome to this week’s STEM exploration! In case you missed it: Check out last week’s post on The Utility of Math, where you can learn how to solve everyday problems with strong core mathematical concepts.  This week’s STEM topic: Science: Insects! With the warmer weather picking up, the insects are really coming out to play! […]

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Learn about King Tut Part 14 - Ask an Expert! Archaeology Nuts & Bolts

In preparation for next week’s Archaeology Camp, today Jan shows her Marshalltown Trowel used in excavations and explains how to dig a site. King Tut is NOW OPEN at the Discovery Center of Idaho! Come see this amazing archaeological find with your own eyes!  Be prepared for your visit and take some time to go […]

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Young Discoverers: Ocean Tides

Welcome scientists! Are you ready to get curious? There’s nothing like the feeling when you see the lightbulb of inspiration within your little learner’s eyes when they learn something new! We miss you in the center, but still hope to bring the joy of STEM into the comfort of your own home. Make sure to […]

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STEM Exploration: Utility of Math

Welcome to this week’s STEM exploration! In case you missed it: Check out last week’s post on Biomedical Engineering, where you can learn how this field is the jack of all trades in the world of engineering for not just fabricating what’s around us, but what’s inside us. This week’s STEM topic: Math: The Utility […]

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Learn about King Tut Part 13 - Materials of the Tomb (Pt. 2): Ebony & Ivory

More Materials! Last week we explored Gold, one of the most prevalent materials found in King Tut’s tomb.  Before we move forward to this week’s materials, let’s review our definition:  A material is a substance or mixture of substances that constitutes an object. Materials can be pure or impure, living or non-living matter. Materials can […]

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Young Discoverers: The Water Cycle

Welcome scientists! Are you ready to get curious? There’s nothing like the feeling when you see the light bulb of inspiration within your little learner’s eyes when they learn something new! We miss you in the center, but still hope to bring the joy of STEM into the comfort of your own home. Make sure […]

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STEM Exploration: Biomedical Engineering

Welcome to this week’s STEM exploration! In case you missed it: Check out last week’s post on Artificial Intelligence, where you can learn about the not-so new technological advancements in human intelligence! This week’s STEM topic: Engineering: Biomedical engineering Engineering isn’t just about what creations are around us, but also about what’s inside us! Biomedical […]

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Virtual Dino Camp: Meteor Drop

Virtual Demonstrations! Since there had to be some shifting of our typical summer camps this year, we thought we would share one of our favorites with the community - for the love of STEM! Every Thursday, through the month of June, we will be sharing various YouTube lessons from our very own dino camp. I […]

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Young Discoverers: Reusable Tote Bag

Welcome scientists! Are you ready to get curious? There’s nothing like the feeling when you learn something new! Join us for this week’s #STEMatHome Young Discoverers activity!  Make sure to check out last week’s lesson on Wind Power! Every Wednesday, we will are uploading a new #STEMatHome video of our Young Discoverer program, sharing fun, […]

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Learn about King Tut Part 12 - Ask an Expert! Mummies!

Today Jan takes us through the Mummification process of Ancient Egypt.  This is definitely one of the most interesting topics in Egyptology! Mummies have been a part of our cultural psyche for ages, mainly due to early Hollywood horror films, and those that followed, inspired by mummy discoveries such as King Tut! While we all […]

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