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Archive for June 2014

NASA’s Psychedelic Gravity Map of the Moon’s Surface

NASA’s gravity map of the moon is the most detailed gravity map ever created of any body in the solar system.  The map was created using data from twin probes flying around the moon in 2012. A completely smooth surface would have a spherical gravity field, but all planets and moons have varied densities and…

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A New Amelia Earhart

Later this week, Amelia Rose Earhart will recreate her namesake’s historic flight around the world. In 1937, Amelia Mary Earhart set out to fly around the world, but her plane disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean and the disappearance remains a mystery to this day. Amelia Rose will make 17 stops and fly about 24,300…

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Google’s Made with Code Encourage Girls to Embrace Computer Science

Google’s new initiative, Made with Code, along with the support of organizations such as the Girl Scouts of America and MIT Media Lab is aiming to help increase girls’ participation in computer science. Today, less than 1% of girls are interested in computer science and Google’s initiative wants to encourage girls to not only use…

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Teacher uses Mission Math to help struggling math student

When designing Mission Math, amongst the goals were the capability to hold a student’s interest, helping them get extra math practice and being a tool they can use at school and a home. We were thrilled to recently read how a math teacher was able to use Mission Math to help a struggling student, by…

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Stop Summer Brain Drain

According to the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University, students who do not participate in summer learning, lose about 2 months worth of grade level skills in both math and reading. Most kids have few opportunities to practice math and spelling skills over the summer, and their test scores are lower at…

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Computer Times names Mission Math Editor’s Choice Game!

We are very excited to announce that Computer Times, a website of over 100,000 readers with over a million visits to the site annually, recently named SMART Adventures Games Mission Math an Editor’s Choice Game as well as a featured product! Reviewer Angie Kibiloski found the game to be a fun way to refresh her…

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New Lego figures to showcase women in science following campaign

Later this year, Lego will produce a new female mini-figure set, that will include a paleontologist, astronomer and chemist. This is one of the few female only mini-figure sets released and they will depict actual work that scientists do. Swedish geochemist, Ellen Kooijman, designed the Research Institute kit, that includes the female scientists. She had…

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2nd Grade Girls Show Invention at the White House Science Fair

Five 8 year old girls, all members of a local Tulsa girl scout troop, were among the youngest participants in last week’s White House Science Fair.  The troop was the only one in the US to be invited to the White House. The girls were inspired by last year’s floods in Colorado. They built a…

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