This Week in STEM: The Space Ninja Returns and Fall is Here

This Week in STEM: The Space Ninja Returns and Fall is Here

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. 

Astronaut Peggy Whitson is the “American Space Ninja”

Space Ninja Whitson is back on earth after her latest mission at the International Space Station. Over the course of her career, she has spent over 600 days in space, holding the record for an American’s time spent in space. 

Happy Birthday, Voyager!

This week, NASA celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Voyager’s mission launch. To celebrate, they released a set of free Voyager posters and stories from team members that have been part of the Voyager’s journey. 

Brace Yourselves, Fall is Coming

Most of us are heading back to school, pumpkin spiced beverages and pastries are all around, and the Halloween decorations are on sale. We think it’s safe to say Fall is nearly here. To celebrate the, in our humble opinion, best season of the year, check out this Fall foliage prediction map to find out when the leaves are going to start changing in your hometown. 

Wild Dogs Sneeze to Vote

When making group decisions, meerkats call to each other, gorillas grunt, and humans move to social media. Wild dogs, though? They sneeze. A recent study found that African wild dogs sneeze when they are deciding to move on a hunt. 

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