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Women in STEM memory Game

To celebrate the contribution of these amazing women to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, we created this Memory Game that you can download and print. Here are the rules: Mix up the cards. Lay them in rows, face down (Expect Everything side up). Turn over any two cards. If the two cards match,…

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Expectations and worries concerning sciences

By Expect Everything French Editorial Board Elisabeth Viossat Louise Billault Nicolas Moine Titus Renouf   Science gathers many domains and concepts, from the laws of physics to mathematical calculations The evolution of science is paramount for life functioning. It is crucial to preserve and improve it as it is the source of many creations:   Medical…

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The brain’s various defence strategies

      By Sarah, member of Expect Everything French Editorial board   My name is Sarah, I am 15 years old and I study at Charlemagne high school in Paris. I really enjoy chemistry, physics and psychology but I am not really passionate by biology, sociology and economy. I have always been interested in…

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I dreamed of… GPS contact lenses

By Nourhane, French junior Expect Everything report   My name is Nourhane and I am a 2nd-year high school scientific student. My favourite courses are mathematics, biology and history. Later, I would like to be a doctor, ever a paediatrician or a gynaecologist.   I wanted to share with you a dream that I made…

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Meet four fantastic inventors!

By Pietro Mari and Cecilia Zurla It’s not often that we can say who invented the thousands of things we use every day. We may know that Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone or debate who invented the airplane, the Wright brothers or Santos-Dumont, but most of the time, we go about our days unaware…

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What is the difference between being a boy or a girl?

What opinions do you have about what it means to be a boy or a girl when you’re a ninth grader in Denmark? A conversation between Oliver Enevoldsen, Carl Lonborg, Gustav Lunde, Viola Melamies, Waldemar Blichfeldt, William Kronborg, Rasmus Baun Bartran, Gustav Ravn Madsen, Hanna-Sofie Dahle and Sigrid Garder, 9th grade students from Maglegaards School…

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Why are science centres important?

By Oliver Enevoldsen, Carl Lonborg, Gustav Lunde, Viola Melamies, Waldemar Blichfeldt, William Kronborg, Rasmus Baun Bartran, Gustav Ravn Madsen, Hanna-Sofie Dahle and Sigrid Garder, 9th grade students from Maglegaards School in Denmark   We are part of the youth panel of Experimentarium, the Danish science centre in Copenhagen. We were asked why a science center…

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Houston, we’ve got a problem

      By Maaike, Expect Everything Dutch reporter     If you have seen the movie “Gravity”‘ you know the phenomenon: a fly-away George Clooney who gives his life for the protagonist. Of course, this is all recorded in a studio but what if you actually float away from the last pieces of humanity?…

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Imagine…

    By Jol Abels, 13 years old Junior Editor Expect Everything     A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to buy a new phone. While searching the Internet and reading reviews, I noticed that new phones support wireless charging. I was wondering if I should buy a more expensive, wireless rechargeable mobile, or a…

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How to make businesses more gender inclusive?

By Romy Harink, Expect Everything Dutch correspondent     On the 30 June Dutch social reporter Romy (17) visited the Hypatia event ‘Making your Business More Gender Inclusive’ in Brussels. The main question of the day was how companies can build a more gender inclusive environment in #STEM related industries. The event will be moderated by…

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Science activities should be inviting to everyone!

There is a growing need for people who are skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Ok, this is something we constantly hear. So, let’s skip this in mind. What should be done? European governments and the European Union are working on attracting and recruiting more youth to STEM study programmes: They must not…

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Inclusion in museums and science centres

It is easy to consider museums and science centres welcoming and inclusive places. When we enter a science centre gallery with all its hands-on exhibits featuring scientific principles just waiting to be discovered, it is tantalisingly easy to think that these spaces extend the same open invitation to everyone. However it is becoming more and…

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Girls only love sports for girls? Not really!

Fiori Endt is 14 years old. She is one of the Dutch editors for Expect Everything. She tells us about her passion street hockey and why she has chosen this as her sport.       I love hockey, but not ordinary hockey. My sport is ice hockey during wintertime and street hockey in summertime.…

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Getting young people enthusiastic for STEM: It’s not as hard as adults think it is.

    Tips for adults by Sanne van Beem, Reporter Expect Everything   First of all, the rate for youth unemployment is high i Europe. On the other hand, there is a shortage of technically skilled personnel. It is argued that both problems can be solved by getting children and young people excited about STEM,…

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The first woman on the moon

  By Romy Harink, Expect Everything Dutch correspondent   On 29 of July 1969, the whole world was holding its breath to see one man take the first step on the saying the famous words “that’s one step for the man, one giant leap for mankind”. What about the first woman on the Moon?!?! Did you know…

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Tube Your Future: a big promotion of science and technology!

  By Romy Harink, Expect Everything Dutch correspondent   After a long trip by train form my hometown in The Netherlands, I finally arrived at NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam. The first thing I saw was lots of students nicely dressed in suits or dresses, just according to the dress code. They all came for the…

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How would you respond if you were in their place?!?!

English version Our French youth panel met on 26 March 2016 to discuss science, but also gender, and above all, to give recommendations to the European Commission on how to put in place programmes to attract more young people to science. Our panel representatives during this meeting were: Elisabeth, Nicolas, Louise, Hamed, Maude, Samuel , Théo…

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NEMO is looking for young editors to work with us!

Are you between 13 and 18 years old and are you interested in science or technology? Than, we are very curious to hear what you think! What news strikes you? What do you expect from science and technology in the future? What is fun to read and hear about? NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam is looking…

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Amazing scientists!

Hey, We’ve been up for some days now. And it might be just the right time to tell you about amazing scientists out there. Check who they are and what they do. You can check them following this link! They travel the world, research, explore, do incredible things, make amazing breakthroughs and above all they…

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Nothing better than a good maths puzzle

Do you want to have fun with a great brainteaser? Check the one bellow. It has been going viral in recent days after being shared on Facebook 🙂 1 + 4 = 5 2 + 5 = 12 3 + 6 = 21 8 + 11 = ?   The solution: There are two possible…

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Hubs

We want to help you discover how great STEM can be (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) can be. They are fields with fantastic opportunities. But sometimes the way they are though and communicated can feel excluding for some people (most of us really) and filled with stereotypes. Tackling this problem is not the job only of…

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Cool organisations to know about

You probably like science, or maybe you already know you love it! Or maybe, you are willing to give it a try. So we thought it would great if you knew about these organisations that work with STEM and young humans like us: Greenlight for girls is an international organisation dedicated to inspire girls of all ages…

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A Density Experiment You Can Drink!

Density is a fascinating thing that we see around us all the time! This easy experiment illustrates the idea of density in liquids and it will look pretty cool in your next lunch party! You will need: Juices that have different density levels. The density of a juice is often determined by how much sugar…

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A Frog and Darwin

Ok, we know that this might be a little bit too long ago…! Charles Darwin, the origin of species, and the theory of evolution…but we just want to bring your attention to this fact : Darwin was a true explorer, the master of the explorers of the world. Can you imagine yourself today saying “Goodbye world…

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The Mother of Pulsars

The day I meet the mother of Pulsars…the mother of what? Well, if you haven’t heard of pulsars I don’t blame you, but pulsars have been there, up in the skies of our immense universe for quite some time. And it was Jocelyn Bell Burnell who discovered them. And I met this lady and had…

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Hello, world_

A new journey starts here, today! Let’s celebrate :). So if this is a journey, then, welcome on board. This post is just a door opening to a whole new world of discoveries, surprises, and ideas coming true. In a nutshell: EXPECT EVERYTHING! From us, from science and above all from YOU. You are the…