This Week in STEM: Space Pizza and the Chicago Climate Charter

This Week in STEM: Space Pizza and the Chicago Climate Charter

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. 

The Ocean is Weird, but Kind of Awesome 

Did you know that ocean creatures are known for their weird eyes? The ocean is full of wonderful–and sometimes strange–creatures that sometimes look like they’re from another planet. Check out this cool video about scallop eyes if you want a new perspective on sight under the sea. 

Hubble in a bubble: Scallop eyes act like tiny telescopes

Ocean creatures are known for their weird eyes, but scallops have one of the weirdest visual systems of all: http://scim.ag/2jeaSdX

Posted by Science on Monday, December 4, 2017

Pizza Party in Space

We’re not going to lie, we’re a little jealous that no one invited us to the first pizza part in space. It looks like the crew on the International Space Station enjoyed their pizza creations, though! After making their own individual pizzas, the crew tossed the cheesy disks around for the camera before heating and enjoying their creations. 

25 Years of Text Messaging

Does anyone else feel old? It has officially been 25 years since the first text message was sent. Click the link above to read more about this important anniversary in the history of modern technology and communication. 

Mayors Across North America Take the Lead on Climate Change

After months of wrestling with the lack of leadership and action regarding climate change, Mayors from all across North America joined together at the Chicago Climate Charter on December 4-6. Former President Barack Obama showed his support for the leaders present in his speech at the summit.

The Chicago Climate Charter is a strong example of the work being done all throughout the world on a local level. Obama touched on the role of the U.S. in global efforts to combat climate change, saying “Obviously, we’re in an unusual time when the United States is now the only nation on Earth that does not belong to the Paris Agreement. And that’s a difficult position to defend. But the good news is that the Paris Agreement was never going to solve climate crisis on its own,” Obama said. 

 

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