Science Friday partners with educators and scientists to create free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for all learners.
What Causes Some Aurora To Appear In Discrete Lines?
Why do some auroras appear in discrete lines, while others fill the sky with diffuse light? Explore how electrons surf on Alfvén waves.
How Do You Search For Life In The Universe? Use Clues From Microbes!
How do scientists figure out where life can exist in the universe (places like Venus)? Use the microbes on Earth to piece together clues about the limits of life.
Meet Science Friday’s Sixth Cohort Of Educator Collaborators
Meet our sixth cohort of Science Friday Educator Collaborators and the learning experiences they created from Science Friday stories.
What Cherokee Fire Pots Can Teach Us About Thermal Conduction
Learn about thermal energy by examining the design of Cherokee fire pots, then reflect on Indigenous ways of knowing and westernized notions of science.
What Puzzle-Solving Crows Can Teach Us About Animal Intelligence
Why are crows considered intelligent? Use animal behavior and the design process to design a problem-solving test for chosen species.
How Do We Keep Microplastics Out Of The Ocean? Filtration, Naturally.
Model a bioretention cell! Experiment to understand how microplastics are getting in the ocean—and the ocean food chain.
What Can Hawaiian Shark-Toothed Weapons Tell Us About Sharks?
Examine Hawaiian shark-toothed weapons and learn about traditional Hawaiian beliefs that help build our ecological history of sharks.
Why Your Skin And Streets Need Antioxidants
Conduct experiments with everyday antioxidants like lemon juice and chocolate, then learn how antioxidant byproducts from olive oil production can be repurposed for roads and cosmetics.
Spider Webs: A Tangled Spring Of Force And Energy
Have you ever wondered how spiders capture prey? Learn how spiders create structures that can store mechanical energy.
Paper Airplane Flight Challenge
Discover what makes a paper airplane fly longer, farther, and higher with this design challenge — all you need is a piece of paper!