Taking Notes: Is it Better to Type or Handwrite?

Taking notes well helps us to be successful learners. But does it make a difference if we type those notes on a computer keyboard or write them out by hand? Both skills are important, according to Ester Cole, a child psychologist in Toronto, Canada. "Computer technology is a tool, and tools are complementary," Cole reports....

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7 of the Most Amazing Things Made from Recycled Materials

Recycling used to be thought of as a way to reuse materials in basic ways and keep resources out of landfills. Today, there are some surprising things made from recycled materials! Incredible individuals and companies have found a way to take ordinary items that usually end up in the garbage and develop them into new...

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By |June 23rd, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Medicine Careers

You don't have to go to school for ten years to become a doctor to get a job in medicine. There are many medicine careers that are less well known — but no less important. Doctors and registered nurses are probably the best-known medical professionals, but there are lots of other meaningful medicine careers that can allow...

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Job Spotlight: Emergency Medical Technician

An emergency medical technician's response and the care provided may mean the difference between life and death for an injured or ill person. The job of emergency medical technician, sometimes called a paramedic, is not for everyone, but someone who is able to react quickly and confidently in a stressful situation, quickly access the problem...

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Job Spotlight: Dental Hygienist

While many people automatically think of a dentist when it comes to keeping teeth healthy and shining, there's another important person who is dedicated to that mission: a dental hygienist. We all know that a dental hygienist is the person who cleans your teeth, making sure you're brushing and flossing properly to prevent cavities and...

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May the 4th Be with You

May the 4th isn't a federal holiday or cause to cancel school, but is a good reason for nerdy celebration nonetheless. The Star Wars-themed holiday, which is basically little more than a wonderful pun, has a surprising history. More formally called Star Wars Day, its history involves, of all people, Margaret Thatcher, and like other...

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By |May 4th, 2017|Featured, News, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Fun Facts About Flying

Air travel is usually the quickest way to get from here to there, and there are lots of fun facts about flying that will make you look forward to the trip! For some, flying is an easy and almost magical way to get from one place to another quickly. For others, it's a pain that involves...

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By |March 23rd, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Uncovering Hidden Women of Color in STEM

While stories of hidden women of color in STEM are beginning to come to light, both women and people of color are still underrepresented in STEM fields. While "Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly remains in the number...

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By |February 28th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Energy Careers

Fossil, wind, water, and solar energy producers all offer STEM job opportunities for those ready to fuel the future in these energy careers. There are amazing careers available in every industry if you have strong skills. STEM Jobs breaks down these five incredible high-paying, high-demand energy careers. Each job offers the challenge of working to...

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By |February 23rd, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments