Monthly Archives: December 2014


How to Measure Planck’s Constant Using Legos

Planck’s constant is one of the most important numbers in science. It describes the relationship between the energy and frequency of an electromagnetic wave in an equation known as the Planck-Einstein relation: E = hv (where E is energy, v is frequency and h is Planck’s constant). This constant is set to become even more important because physicists are about to change the…


STEM School Study/Interactive Roadmap of the Path to STEM School Success

Outlier Research and Evaluation at the University of Chicago has released the first round of findings from the STEM School Study (S3) of STEM High Schools in the US.  These findings include the 8 Elements of inclusive STEM high schools, an interactive Roadmap of the path to STEM school success, and an updated Infographic that explores how STEM…