This Week in STEM: Art, Climate Change, and Giving Back for Education

This Week in STEM: Art, Climate Change, and Giving Back for Education

At Concept Schools, we get a little bit excited about all things related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We always keep an eye out for what’s going on in STEM in the news. Each week we will share what we think is awesome and worth learning about.

There are many more amazing things going on in STEM than we have shared, so leave a comment with your favorite STEM news from this week. 

When Art Can Help Us Understand Climate Change

Climate change is something we’re used to reading about or learning in the science classroom, but how about at an Art Institute? Evelyn Rydz is an artist who is currently showcasing her interactive art project at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. Visitors visiting her project can see the changes in Boston Harbor, which is just outside of the museum. Parts of the project include artwork made by visitors and popsicles made with phytoplankton. 

Prepare Your Eyeballs for this Weekend’s Super Moon

This Sunday marks 2017’s first and only supermoon. It might not be as exciting as this summer’s eclipse, but the moon on December 3rd will certainly be worth the time admiring the night sky. 

The Difference Between Night and Day is Changing

Scientists have found that the difference between night and day is disappearing in heavily populated areas of the earth. They credit the change in the last several years to the change to highly efficient LED light bulbs. What does this mean for humans and other creatures on earth? We’re not sure yet. Bright lights at night only started to become widespread around 100 years ago, so science is still trying to learn what our brighter earth means for evolution and health.  

How Can Shoes Help Make Education Inclusive for All?

Education is a human right, but a new report from UNESCO found that 264 million children either never start school or drop out. So for Giving Tuesday Aldo, a shoe retailer based in Canada, released a limited edition genderless sneaker and is donating 100 percent of the proceeds to Global Citizen’s campaign “Inclusive Education for All.” They’re still available and raising funds, so check out these epic shows and help a child in need. 

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