This Week in STEM: Remembering Oppy

This Week in STEM: Remembering Oppy

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.

We can’t share all of the amazing things happening in STEM: leave a comment with your favorite STEM news from this week.

Thanks, Oppy

After 15 years of exploration, scientists at NASA have said goodbye to Opportunity, the Mars Rover that changed the way we see space. 

 

What will your city look like in 60 years?

Climate change is a real issue that we are facing. To help bring some perspective to how much climate change will affect you in your lifetime, take a look at this interactive map to see what the weather will be in your city in 2080. 

 

Astronauts have a new 3D Printer on the ISS

And it doesn’t need a refill on print cartridges! The new 3D printer is unlike any of its kind on Earth because it uses recycled materials to print. This means that scientists aboard the International Space Station can make a custom tool then reuse it to make something different later. Learn more by watching the video below. 

 

 

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