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Science and Star Wars

Although their fandom came with a force-like desire for licensed toys and merchandise, it also got me thinking about using the power of the pop culture phenomenon to hone in on core concepts of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

Luckily we don’t need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to use the Star Wars universe as a teaching tool. Here are three STEAM-themed ways to get your little rebel troopers marching in some inspiring new directions.

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How Star Wars Can Bring Science to Earth-bound Children

How my kids developed a fascination for Star Wars without ever seeing a single movie in the series until last year was beyond me.