The are few historical figures more interesting and amusing than Albert Einstein, so it’s probably not surprising that there are a number of fun and amazing facts about the legendary scientist! When he was a small boy, his father let him play with a compass, which fascinated Einstein, and sparked his interest in science. He
Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp 7,998 to 11,499 feet Rain Forest to Heath Zone We woke early today, around 6:00 AM Arica Time. Our porters brought us a pan of hot water so we could wash up before breakfast. Before breakfast we pack our gear into our duffel and set our bags outside of our tent
Park Gate to Forest Camp 2,998 to 7,998 feet Cultivated Land to Rain Forest The Xpedition is off to a good start. Most of the day was spent getting our gear together, loading it onto the bus. Then we had a long bus ride to the park gate. After our guides registered each of us
Base Camp Arusha, Tanzania 2,788 feet Everyone arrived safely to Base Camp at the Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. All are in good spirits after long journeys. Tanzania is beautiful and we have all been welcomed with open arms.
Kilimanjaro Expedition The GLOBE Program, GLOBE AFRICA, Colorado’s St. Vrain Valley School District and Discovery Education are proud partners in a scientific and learning expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Last week engineering was trending on twitter due to the hashtags #IAmAnEngineer and #ILookLikeAnEngineer. These hashtags are focused on breaking down stereotypes in engineering and promoting the many types of people who are engineers. Unfortunately, engineering is an industry that people often have a very fixed perception of what an “engineer” is and many students
Did you know that there is only one confirmed case of an American being hit by a meteorite? It’s true! Back in 1954, 34-year-old Ann Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama was taking an early afternoon nap on her couch. Out of nowhere, a meteorite crashed through her roof, bounced off a console radio, and struck her
Posted on behalf of James Brown, Executive Director STEM Education Coalition. In today’s economy, strong STEM skills – science, technology, engineering, and math – are a central element of a well-rounded education and every student needs to have a strong foundation in these subjects in order to land and succeed in virtually any job – from the
Did you know that fireworks were invented in China, during the 7th century? It’s true! The festive pyrotechnics were traditionally used in celebrations like Chinese New Year, and their popularity eventually spread to become a mainstay in events around the world. Of course, here in the US, we typically associate fireworks with Independence Day, and
Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of a lot of conversations surrounding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Recently these conversations are growing in sophistication to much deeper and meaningful discussion about what the standards are and their impacts on teaching and learning. The primary focus has been