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5 Times Elon Musk Influenced the Future of STEM

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on February 23, 2018

 

As one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in engineering today, Elon Musk has been highly influential in developing futuristic inventions for over thirty years. Many know him as a businessman who was part of the success of four billion-dollar companies - PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and Solar City - but Elon Musk is also an inventor, engineer, and refers to himself as a "technologist."

His ideas have influenced our world and inspired many students to explore the future of STEM. Here are five of Elon Musk's most influential inventions that are leading the way in STEM. 

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Topics: Dive In Engineering, STEM News, Hands-on lessons

Increasing Science Understanding Outside of the Classroom

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on February 02, 2018

 

Figuring out the mechanics behind the bottle-rocket, testing the solutions that made a volcano erupt, and exploring entomology through various bug collections were just some of the top science exploration activities many can recall growing up and they all have had a profound impact on science understanding. These three staple activities, however, are not the only ways that students have access to real-world experiments during the new age of 21st Century classrooms and advanced technology. 

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Topics: Teacher Tips, Hands-on lessons, STEMscopes, PreK & Kindergarten, Middle School, high school