STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend – January 13

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Between school, homework, practice and spending time with loved ones, it’s easy to miss out on the latest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. But don’t worry, Thinkery’s got you covered. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly discoveries from the previous week. It’s STEAM to fuel your weekend.

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Craig Burrows
Photo credit: Craig Burrows.

California-based photographer Craig Burrows snaps dazzling shots of flora and fauna using ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence, a unique and underused photography process. The vibrant images shimmer, shine and glow—and we can’t stop staring at ’em! Don’t believe us? Take a look!

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Jordan Mansfield, Getty Images
Photo credit: Jordan Mansfield, Getty Images.

Why does the moon looks bigger near the horizon? This striking phenomenon, known as the moon illusion, has baffled scientists for decades. Is it lunar trickery, or is it all in your head? National Geographic’s interesting and informative article breaks it down for you—check it out!

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Dinosaur Egg
How long did it take for baby dinosaurs to hatch? Three to six months, apparently!

How long did it take for baby dinosaurs to hatch? Scientists from Florida State University suggest that it took anywhere from three to six months for dinosaurs to emerge from their eggs—depending on the type of dinosaur, of course. So cool! Click here to learn more about their findings.

We can’t help it—we love kid-friendly, technology-focused Kickstarter campaigns. Especially if they empower kids and adults to bring their inspired ideas to life—like Plezmo! Plezmo, an inventive platform of intelligent, wireless devices and easy-to-use coding apps, is a fun, effortless way to learn, play and innovate with technology.

With Plezmo, you can create projects in arts, science, music and robotics—or you can even build your own games. Seriously, the possibilities are endless. Can you tell we’re a little obsessed? OK, we’re totally obsessed. Learn more!

 

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