The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.
The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota has finally opened after a decade of planning and fundraising. The doors first opened Friday after construction began last year on the permanent $5 million home in Mankato.
On Saturday night, families in the Twin Cities shared their love of science with one of pop culture’s most recognized scientists.
It ought to be the friendliest of soil for White House hopefuls looking to pad the resume with a little foreign policy experience: a trip to the United Kingdom. So far, however, the trips to England have been anything but merry for several prospective GOP candidates.
Thousands of middle school students spent Wednesday with robots and rockets as part of the STEM Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Our connection to music is a strong one. It can put you in a better mood or help you go to sleep. But one scientist is now making music by using brain waves.
A big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That’s because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.
The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.
Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.
Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.
The opening day at the fair was also STEM day – a chance for fair-goers to experience the creativity and fun that science, technology, engineering and math have to offer.
The Minneapolis Urban League is honoring a woman who broke through racial barriers and overcame gender bias to become a scientist, more than 50 years ago. Dr. Reatha Clark King is receiving the Trailblazer Award Thursday night, at the Urban League’s annual gala.
Couldn’t pull yourself away from the Minnesota Twins – San Francisco Giants game? Don’t worry. We’ve got the entire Rally here!
Dot Harris is the director of the office of Economic Impact and Diversity for the Obama administration. She’s in Minneapolis to speak on behalf of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics eduation – and she’s trying to get students to think about entering the field of science.
It’s Friday, and Heather Brown went to the mailbag to answer some of your burning Good Questions about the human body.
Science and Math can be tough for a lot of kids. Unless you’re really into it — like Mike Augustyniak, who eventually became a meteorologist. You also have to have a good teacher, which Augustyniak took on last week at Minnetonka High School.
It often helps to better understand a subject or concept. A museum in Bloomington is focused on teaching kids about engineering through some very fun activities. When kids talk about what they want to be when they grow up, you typically don’t hear them say an engineer.
Megan Olivia Hall made the local media rounds Monday after being chosen as the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year!
Scientists at the University of Minnesota say they’ve made a breakthrough when it comes to what causes many cases of breast cancer.
Whether it was in a challenging math class or a science lab, students have often asked themselves: Why am I learning this?
Curiosity takes a first look around Mars and sends the video back to Earth. Check it out.
A Champlin Park senior’s award-winning research may bring treatment for a disorder that affects millions of us.
If you’ve got a little scientist or engineer on your hands like I do, then by all means, continue to stimulate their neurons by treating them to one of these fun and educational destinations. Each of these museums will indulge your little Einstein’s creative notions with lots of hands-on exhibits.
This time of year it’s possible to see the Andromeda Galaxy, the next door neighbor to our home Milky Way Galaxy nearly overhead around 8 p.m.
The University of Minnesota plans to accept more science and engineering students and also scrutinize its graduate programs.