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Science at Home

3M is committed to helping teachers and students as they adapt to a new way of learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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    STEM education is critical to the future of science

    A lack of access to education and training are among the biggest threats to the future of innovation.  

    As of April 2020, more than 124,000 schools and 55 million students across the U.S. and more than 1 billion around the world are studying from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because we believe the next generation of innovators is so important, 3M scientists are playing their part to support children everywhere with e-learning content. 

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    3M’s Science at Home program provides fun and educational science experiments for students ages 6-12.

    These simple, at-home experiments conducted by 3M scientists use common household items and are designed to reinforce core scientific principles. School systems, educators, parents, and caregivers are encouraged to use this educational content in virtual classrooms and at home.

    3M will post new experiments, featuring 3M scientists and some special guests along the way.

  • Science Experiments for Kids at Home

    Watch more science experiments designed, and tailored, for kids at home using commonly available items from around your place of living. Each experiment includes information on how to include them in your distance learning curriculum.

  • How do our lungs work? Follow along as special guest Dakota Dozier, an offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings, makes a model to show how air flows in and out of the lungs with ease.

  • Join 3M Researcher Vasav Shani as he introduces you to the science of surface tension. Not only is it only important  for many engineering and earth science processes, it also makes blowing bubbles possible.

  • Did you know your red marker has more than just red ink inside of it? 3M’s SVP for Research & Development and Chief Technology Officer, John Banovetz shows a simple way to separate the materials in your marker using capillary action.

  • Follow along with 3M’s Chief Science Advocate, Jayshree Seth, as she teaches students how chemistry can help put some air where it’s most needed!

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Giving Back

  • 3M has a long history of supporting STEM and quality education programming.  We have specific goals to advance equitable outcomes in STEM and Skilled Trades for underrepresented and under-resourced students.

    Learn more about 3M’s educational giving and partner organisations here.

Science at Home is made possible through collaboration with Discovery Education, the Bakken Museum and Scientific American.