science

Sixth graders conduct Lunar Landing Science Experiment

"We call it our Mars Lander. Our students are combining three different units together. We have engineering design, forces in motion and our astronomy unit."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Ben Franklin Middle School students are hoping to stick an excellent landing as they conduct a lunar science experiment. To keep the tradition alive, sixth grade Science teacher, Mr. Rodney Volk is celebrating the school’s 20th year conducting the Lunar Landing Science experiment with students. “We call it our Mars Lander. Our students are combining three…

Climate Change Activists March To Demand Action From City Leaders

The organizer says about 150 people attended the march.

FARGO-MOORHEAD.-  Climate change activists in the Fargo-Moorhead area take to the streets to bring awareness to what they call a climate crisis. September 25th is the Global Day of Climate Action. Climate change activists in the metro want to make a stop in every location they say holds an important part in making true change. “People are paying attention. It…

$5.3 Million Renovation Project Wrapping Up At Park Christian School

The private Evangelical Christian school is home to 433 students in K through 12th grades

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A major expansion and renovation project at Park Christian School is wrapping up in Moorhead. The $5.3 million project includes 16,300 square feet of new classrooms. Sixteen others got upgrades. There is a new commons area along with two new state of the art science rooms and a ceramics and kiln room. A new entrance will be…

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Brings Hundreds of Eighth Graders to NDSU

They did activities like designing a heart valve replacement simulation

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of eighth grade girls visited NDSU and area companies as part of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The day is part of a nationwide effort to inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM. “Less than 15 percent to engineers are women. So, we really want to show these girls that there’s a place for them…

Study: Sex Gives Life More Meaning

According to study, having sex makes you feel like your life is more meaningful

  Want to feel like your life has more meaning? Well science suggests all you may need to do is roll in the hay. That’s right, according to a new study in the journal “Emotion”, having sex makes you feel like your life is more meaningful. The study examined over one-hundred college students. It tracked their intimacy patterns and overall…

Kids Do Fun, Educational Activities at Winter STEM Night

They made marshmallow igloos, slime, and more

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Public Library is showing kids learning science doesn’t have to be boring. Winter STEM night allowed kids to stretch their brains. “I like to see the enjoyment kids get out of doing something, building something, creating something, learning a new skill out of unique items,” Lauren Nephew, children’s services librarian, said. Kids get to…

Sixth Graders Learn Hands-On Science Experiments with NDSU Researchers

Four classes from Ben Franklin Middle School took part

FARGO, N.D. — Sixth graders at Ben Franklin Middle School learned about the wonders of science from scientists at NDSU. Several of Travis Hoeg’s science classes got to take part in hands–on science experiments with NDSU professor Senay Simsek. Some lessons dealt with sensory science and density, while other kids learned how to mix alginate and calcium chloride to make tiny…

F-M Science Alliance Gives Kids Hands-On Activities at Red River Market

There was t-rex foot puzzle, a fossil dig, and chemistry lab

FARGO, N.D. — The farmer’s market isn’t just about food; there’s also opportunities for kids to expand their knowledge. The F–M Science Alliance had a booth where kids could play while also doing some hands–on learning. There was a T–rex foot puzzle, a fossil dig, and a chemistry lab where they could make a colorful slimy substance. Those with the Science…

F-M Could Get First Ever Science Museum

A local group trying to bring one to the metro say they have already gotten "overwhelming" feedback about starting one

FARGO, N.D. — If you drive three hours from Fargo in any direction, you’ll find a city with a science museum. A group is working to bring the first one Fargo–Moorhead. NDSU’s geosciences department used to take artifacts and scientific materials to schools around the area. That’s when a few people from the department came up with the idea to start…