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At a White House science fair on Tuesday, Obama announced a plan to request funding for a new Education Department competition to support math and science teacher preparation programs.    With his science geek on full display, Obama also gleefully partook in a demonstration of the "Extreme Marshmallow Cannon," blasting pillowy bits of sugar at the drapes of the State Dining Room. It's safe to say the president was impressed by the contraption, built by 14-year-old Joey Hudy from Phoenix…

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President Obama reacts as Joey Hudy of Phoenix, Arizona, launches a marshmallow from Hudy’s “Extreme Marshmallow Cannon” during a tour of the White House Science Fair, Feb 2012

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Can the DIY Movement Fix a Crisis in U. This PBS video showcases how the Maker Movement is igniting interest in STEM.

Methods that can help students go deeper in math and science

An ASU study describes "deep conceptual learning methods" and how these methods can help students meet more rigorous standards in math and science.

Science experiment - "Clubhouse Truth: Preschool Science Matters" - Experiment with properties of matter in a fun, easy-to-understand way!

This teacher did this for a preschool lesson, but it can be adapted for older kids. They could drop or open the balloons and observe what happens to the solid liquid and gas inside it. This would help identify the properties of solids, liquids and gases.