“SPARK” Inspiration in the Next Generation of Scientists

What sparked your interest in science, technology, engineering, or math as a child? What types of science-based toys or kits do you wish you or your children had access to today?

This is the premise behind the Science Play and Research Kit (SPARK) competition, which challenges participants to reimagine classic science-based kits available to children, like the chemistry sets that were hugely popular in the 1950’s. The goal is to generate a new set of experiences and activities that encourages ...

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