This Week in STEM: Star Wars in Space and the Year of NASA

This Week in STEM: Star Wars in Space and the Year of NASA

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. 

Buried History of Climate Change in the Arctic

This isn’t the first time in human history that we have been faced with climate change. Archaeologists have found buried clues in the Arctic that give us insight into how we have survived the unforgiving changes of climate in the past. This NPR piece on the study is well worth the read (or listen). 

Star Wars on the International Space Station

We won’t give away any spoilers for “The Last Jedi,” but we will tell you that crew members aboard the International Space Station will get to see the newest Star Wars episode. Disney will be sending Episode VIII to space for the astronauts to watch in orbit. 

2017: A Year of Groundbreaking Discoveries at NASA

This year has been interesting, to say the least. Of all the things to celebrate in 2017, the record-setting exploration and discoveries at NASA is certainly one we’re excited about. Check out the 2017 recap of all the great things done at NASA this last year. 

Love It or Hate It, the Science of Cilantro 

Many of you already know about the great cilantroversy: either you love cilantro or you absolutely hate it. Check out this fun video for the science behind why we’re so up in arms over the leafy green. 

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