The Young Scientist Blog

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Recent Posts

A Closer Look at Lava

The current news of the Kilauea volcano eruption is a stark reminder that the awesome powers of nature can be destructive.

One Word for Earth Day: Plastics

This year’s Earth Day theme is putting an end to plastic pollution. Learn about resources to explore this idea and pledges your students can make for a healthier planet.

The World Needs You

What does it take to develop this new generation of scientists? It starts with encouraging curious kids who ask things like, why does? How might? What if?

Slime Mold: The Next Middle School Trend?

Slime is all the rage among middle school students. As a science teacher, though, you may be more captivated by slime mold. And, hopefully, your enthusiasm for this living slime will spread to your students like Physarum polycephalum on the forest floor.

5 Tips for a Successful Video Entry

There is only one month left to enter The 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. This means it is time for students to get serious about their submission plan!

Idea to Action: Inspiration is All Around

You probably know the old adage that “Every great journey beginning with a single step.” But what motivates a person to take that step? What moves someone from idea to action? I interviewed inventors and young scientists to find out!