A Car in Space? Let Students Ponder Why.

BY Derek Runberg 2/15/18 6:36 AM

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On the morning of February 7th I was sitting on my couch drinking my morning coffee with my wife and watching the “Today” show when a segment came up about SpaceX and their groundbreaking launch of ... Continue reading

February STEM Events

BY Toni Klopfenstein 2/13/18 6:33 AM

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February can be a tough month for keeping students (and educators) engaged. The weather is often still dreary, the holidays are a distant memory, and the semester is back in full swing. Luckily, ... Continue reading

We Need You...to Help Determine Our Future

BY Megan Hemmings 2/8/18 6:38 AM

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Since its inception, SparkFun Education has been dedicated to creating products and resources designed with the needs of educators in mind. This has led to some fantastic discussion with individual ... Continue reading

Science Fair Project Ideas

Science fair season is upon us, so we’re taking a look at some exciting science fair project ideas from around the web.... Continue reading

8 Must-See Videos for Teaching Beginner Electronics

Video aids can be incredibly helpful when teaching electronics in the classroom or preparing yourself for an upcoming lesson. But sometimes searching for the right video can be overwhelming. Not to ... Continue reading

What is a Jumper Wire?

Jumper wires are extremely handy components to have on hand, especially when prototyping. But what are they?... Continue reading

Lessons Learned From 'Lighting Up the Library' at an Urban Tech High School 

At Brooklyn Tech High School, our student population is nearly 6,000, making us one of the largest high schools in the country. I am one of three librarians serving such a large student body, and ... Continue reading

Understanding the Inner Workings of Arduino: Registers

Arduino is an amazing teaching tool that has been used in classrooms all over the world to engage students with material, introduce them to programming and entice them to start tinkering with ... Continue reading

Book Review: The Kickstart Guide to Making Great Makerspaces

We were lucky enough to get our hands on a promotional copy of Laura Fleming’s new book, "The Kickstart Guide to Making Great Makerspaces." Here are some of the top things we learned and reasons why ... Continue reading

Make the Most of Makey Makey in Your Classroom

BY Toni Klopfenstein 1/16/18 6:30 AM

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SparkFun is now carrying the Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz. The Makey Makey is an invention board that allows users to turn everyday objects into keyboard and mouse controls for their computers. ... Continue reading