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Fun Fact Friday: King Tut’s Dagger

Fun Fact Friday: King Tut’s Dagger

Did you know that scientists have recently been able to prove that King Tut’s dagger was actually made from a meteorite? It’s true! The iron dagger, which was found in Tut’s tomb back in the 1920’s, has been analyzed by Italian and Egyptian scientists, using X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. They were able to determine that the

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Fun Fact Friday: The Thyssenkrupp Elevator, An Invention Straight Out Of Star Trek!

The Thyssenkrupp MULTI is a new proposed innovation on elevator technology. Like the turbolift from Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise, the elevator has the ability to travel horizontally, unlike the traditional elevator (which of course has its ups and downs)! Instead of using cables, the MULTI is designed to be propelled via magnetic forces. You can

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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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