It’s Summer break! This week’s edition of This Week in STEM is for the parents and students looking for something fun to learn about. We have three videos that we thought were really cool, all related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Be sure to watch each video below and let us know which one was your favorite in the comment section below.
We can’t share all of the amazing things happening in STEM: leave a comment with your favorite STEM news from this week.
Could video games help us understand and solve climate change?
A lab at the University of Washington is challenging students and gamers to tell a story about climate change. Watch this video to learn about how important video games are and their role in solving climate change.
Thank the moon for our 24-hour days
Raise your hand if you could use a few extra hours in your day. Turns out, we can thank the moon for how long our days are now. Watch this awesome SciShow video to learn about the moon’s effect on our days and a new discovery on Pluto.
Do you know how to make lava?
We’re not talking about lava lamps, we’re talking real-life flowing lava. Mystery Doug is a great new YouTube channel that is great for teachers and students alike. Doug answers viewer-submitted questions every week and allows time for discussion throughout each topic. We highly recommend watching this video and submitting your questions for future videos!