This Week in STEM: Robot Dinosaurs and Flying Space Cars

This Week in STEM: Robot Dinosaurs and Flying Space Cars

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.

 

Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot Is Slowly Disappearing

Nothing lasts forever, including the centuries-old storm on Jupiter we recognize as the great red spot. The storm could be over in only a couple of decades. 

Photo Credit: NASA

 

Future Astronaut Requests that Pluto gets it Planet Status Back

This is Cara, a six-year-old from Ireland. Cara recently wrote a letter to NASA, asking that Pluto be made a planet again. Read the article linked above to hear her arguments and be inspired by the ambitious future astronaut. 

Where in Space is Elon Musk’s Flying Car?

Last week, Elon Musk launched a red Tesla roadster into space. While the camera attached to the car is no longer streaming footage, there is a website that lets you know where the car is now. The website, appropriately named whereisroadster.com, is full of fun information and goodies for those of us who just need to know where the first space car is. 

Robots and Dinosaurs Make a Great Match

For the kids that love dinosaurs and robots, Mattel has a great new set of dino bots that move a little bit too much like a real dinosaur. Kids get to put the bots together and learn about the principles of coding while playing with the cool creations. 

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