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The 2021 young scientist challenge is now open for entries!

If you live in the US you can register in the 2021 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a national science contest for students in Grades 5 – 8 designed to encourage the exploration, understanding and communication of science among the next generation of America's youth ("Contest").

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Environment

Why the Arctic is warming so fast, and why that’s so alarming

Residents of Verkhoyansk, Russia, marked the first day of summer with 100 degree Fahrenheit temperatures. Not that they could enjoy it, really, as Verkhoyansk is in Siberia, hundreds of miles from the nearest beach.

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BOOKS

Discovering Children’s Books

Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with Discovering Children's Books. For children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages.

8 enlightening novels that explore different racial perspectives

We can order almost anything online and have it shipped to our front porch on the other side of the world in just a few days. I still can’t believe that we can hop on a bus and end up in a different country, just like that.

10 Books like Moby- Dick if you loved

I don’t know if I love Moby-Dick or even really want to read other books like Moby-Dick. It’s long, it’s very masculine, there are long descriptions of ships, and it’s oddly obsessed with whiteness.

5 Ways kids can create their story world

Young writers might wonder, just what is worldbuilding? It’s the process of constructing an imaginary world for your story. Simply put, worldbuilding is so that your characters have a place to live, work and play!

9 magical, winter fantasy books to read under a warm blanket

More than any other season, during winter I want to read books that complement the season. Maybe because I live in Tennessee, where snow rarely graces us with its presence, I crave snow-laden magical reads during winter.

Wellbeing

How to survive another Covid school year

Get it right by focusing on just three things, and you’ll float above the fray, untouchable, like a bird on the wing.

What is Headspace and how does it work? Best tips and tricks for teachers and educators

Headspace offers users a variety of guided meditation and mindfulness exercises that are frequently age-specific. Educators can use it to lead their classes in short exercises that can help students get in touch with their feelings and thoughts. This is important at any time but particularly impactful for students and educators now.
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LIFESTYLE

6 Ways to upcycle cardboard boxes

Got a load of cardboard boxes lying around the house? Of course, you can recycle cardboard, so there’s no need to put them in the trash. But before you put them in the recycling, consider the many ways you can upcycle cardboard boxes and give them a new lease on life.

Should you donate your DNA to help cure diseases?

When scientists don't know the cause of a medical condition, developing a drug treatment takes significant trial and error, and lots of money— which is why we only have drugs for a small proportion of diseases. Researchers are hoping to change this using crowdsourced DNA. So how does this work, and what do your genes have to do with it? Greg Foot digs into the science of therapeutic targets.

How to teach kids to appreciate foods from other cultures

Cultural diversity is an important concept that shapes us as individuals and as a society. Grasping its importance at an early age means understanding and appreciating that people are different, and that’s what makes the world more interesting. In particular, teaching kids early on about different foods, eating habits, and mealtime traditions can help them understand, appreciate, and embrace people from different backgrounds later in life.