This Week in STEM: Life on Mars or the Matrix?

This Week in STEM: Life on Mars or the Matrix?

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 on 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. 

There Might Be More Water Ice on Mars than We Thought

The Red planet we used to think of as hot and dry might be home to more water than we thought. There is still more research to be done, but if there is indeed running water on the surface of Mars it would make human travel to the planet a little more accessible.

Good News, We’re Not in the Matrix

Well, sort of. Physicists have confirmed that we are not living in a computer simulation. It turns out that the rules of our universe cannot be modeled by even our largest computers, but that, of course, does not leave out the possibility that we’re all just players in a Sims game.

Celebrating the Bilingual Children in your classroom

October is ‚ÄúCelebrate the Bilingual Child Month!” As parents and educators, what are some ways we can honor our bilingual kiddos? Check out this great post by McGraw-Hill Education about strategies you can use to honor the bilingual students in your classroom.

How to Learn Faster

Whether you’re a student cramming for next week’s test or a teacher getting a handle on a new curriculum, we’re always learning. Here are some strategies for learning better with science!

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Concept Schools is a nonprofit charter management organization that provides a high-quality, STEM-focused and college-preparatory education through a network of charter schools while offering exceptional programs, comprehensive services, and opportunities to partner in education.

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