“Curiosity, Ignorance, and the Big What If”
My novels were born of my curiosity and my ignorance.
Books I’ve read and movies I’ve seen about Nazi Germany tend to focus on the war and the horrors inflicted on Nazi targets. These stories are typically told from the perspective of either the regime’s victims […]
“Shaping the World: Industrial Design”
Why are chairs shaped like…chairs? How do engineers get ideas for improving the design of cars, phones, packaging—everything?
Since the earliest times, people have searched for better solutions to specific problems. They have tried to improve stone tools, cooking pots, weapons, and more. When […]
“Big Questions, Big World, Big Data!”
Did you shop online today? Write an essay in Google docs? Send a snapchat to a friend? If so, you’ve been using data!
Data is a collection of small bits of information. It’s what we know and can measure about the world. Data […]
To celebrate the release of The Children of Jubilee (Children of Exile #3), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from author Margaret Peterson Haddix and 10 chances to win the complete trilogy!
by Margaret Peterson […]
“Heads Up For Projectile Science!”
I have always been fascinated by slingshots and potato cannons. Not only is there the wow factor when rock hits tree or potato hits haybale (if you’re lucky and skilled)—there’s also the challenge of guesstimating where your projectile is going to land. Because funny enough, there’s […]
“Exploring the Potential of Artificial Intelligence!”
Most students have grown up with computers as an integral part of home and school. Smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles—all of these are pretty familiar to most kids.
And now, many of them have AI assistants in their kitchens, GPS in their parents’ cars, […]
“Introducing the World’s Rainbow of Cultures to Kids”
I’ll never forget the first time two foreign students attended our school. The brothers, one who was in my grade, were refugees from Poland and shared stories about their experiences as they had moved through five different countries before finally being granted residency […]
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