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Fun Fact Friday: Square Watermelons

Fun Fact Friday: Square Watermelons

Photo Credit: Laughlin Did you know that in Japan, some farmers grow square watermelons? It’s true! According to Wikipedia, square watermelons were intended to fit more compactly in fridges and be able to be cut more easily (without rolling). It was invented by the graphic designer Tomoyuki Ono in 1978. She presented the watermelons in

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Community STEM Blog

Welcome to a new DE weekly blog for STEM activities. As educators, we all crave those extra activities that inspire our students and ourselves. Community STEM is just that project. This project was born out of a conversation at Albuquerque’s DENapalooza and continued to grow through many late night texts between North Carolina (Dacia Jones) and

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Fun Fact Friday: Electric Guitars

Ever wonder what makes an electric guitar electric? Acoustic (traditional) guitars are usually larger and thicker than electric guitars, but this isn’t for aesthetic reasons. The large body of the acoustic guitar works as a reverberation chamber, amplifying the vibration of the strings through the large sound hole on the front. Electric guitars are often

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Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers…Get Ready!

We’re less than a week away from game day! On December 1, in partnership with EA Sports, Madden NFL and the NFL Players Association, we will introduce Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers, an engaging middle school education program designed to translate students’ love for football into a deeper understanding of the math and science behind America’s

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Join Us on 12/3 Live from the Farm: From Soil to Store

Get an Exclusive Look at How Our Favorite Holiday Fruits & Vegetables Go From Soil to Store Just in time for the holidays, the Nutrients for Life Foundation and Discovery Education are taking middle school students to Hinton Farms in Dover, FL as we explore periodic elements, modern farming technology and see first hand where

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