This Week in STEM: Storms on the Sun and on Twitter

This Week in STEM: Storms on the Sun and on Twitter

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. 

The Sun is Freaking Out a Little (and it’s Pretty Epic)

Scientists have been baffled by the recent increase in solar flare from your friendly neighborhood sphere of plasma (AKA the Sun). It’s supposed to be entering a phase of little activity right now, but in the last week it’s been shooting off some of the biggest solar flares in over a decade. 

Speaking of Storms, Twitter is About to Make Tweet Storms Less Complicated

Well, maybe. As our tech and Twitter-savvy readers might know, Tweet storms (or threads) are a bit complicated. Apparently not forever, though: Twitter has built (not quite launched) a feature for easily sending tweet storms all at once. 

STEM Students Raise Money for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Students at Concept School Horizon Science Academy Toledo raised over $700 for relief efforts in Texas. They are just one school of many across the nation to step up and lend a helping hand. 

The New Apple Watch is a Thing of Comic Book Dreams

Techies and comic nerds, rejoice! Apple revealed it’s newest Apple Watch, and it can finally make phone calls on it’s own. Gone are the days of being tethered to your iPhone, usher in the age of real-life detectives escaping certain doom because of their trusty wrist-phone. 

Impress Your Friends with this Helpful Math Tip 

 Be honest, you love math. We do, too! Check out this really helpful way to check your arithmetic without the use of a calculator. 

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