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Arizona Midday: Turn Your Milk into Plastic



Jan D’Atri Show – Dishin It Up – Show #12 – Thermador + Miss Science

Miss Science Returns to the Jan D’Atri Show


It All Started with a Book and a Yo-Yo

Last month, I had the opportunity to work with a group of awesome fifth graders at Cherokee Elementary in Scottsdale, Arizona. The day before arriving at their school I’d given them a shout-out during my Arizona Midday (NBC-KPNX) segment about the Science of Toys and Games. I showed viewers how to create a bioplastic using… (2)

STEM Education Needs to Go Beyond the Employment Gap

Once seen as a place reserved for the school “Geeks,” STEM clubs and Makerspaces are now drawing a variety of students. In 2009, I started my first STEM Club at a local K-8 school and within a few years I had multiple summer camps running, hosting monthly segments on our NBC station, offering weekend workshops… (1)

The Science of Milk Plastic

I am SO excited to have kicked off my new website this past month! I have also been traveling quite a bit . I’ve been to FETC, TCEA, ASCD, TxLA and in and out of schools in Florida sharing with teachers, librarians and administrators the importance of creating Makerspaces that support STEM, Entrepreneurship and true Project-Based Learning. Let’s just say anyone who…