• stem Jan 14

    Nature’s Art – Mineral Beauty from the Earth

    At first glance, the word mineral invokes an image associated with mining, heavy machinery and digging for natural resources beneath the Earth’s surface. This evokes images associated with dark mines, muddy fields, and sweaty miners all digging for minerals to power our modern world. Minerals are also collected and displayed worldwide for their beauty. Using science as a base...

  • stem Dec 18, 2019

    Another Reason for the Seasons

    We all know the four seasons. Traditionally, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Of course here in Texas your family, like mine, may have a running joke that would add a slight variation or two to that list. The seasons are historically associated with cycles of life: birth, growth, harvest, and death. On the scientific side, they are the result of…

  • Oct 8, 2019

    Why Study Archaeology?

    Over the past few decades, archaeology has captured the attention of the public and figured prominently in popular culture.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Using Optical Physics to Mimic Superpowers!

    Have you seen online videos of the water-absorbing polymer orbs (often sold under the brand name Orbeez)? At first glance, the transparent orbs appear nearly invisible when placed in water, but are clearly visible when held in your palm. How is this possible – and – what if you could replicate this strange phenomenon to make yourself invisible? Let’s talk…

  • Aug 20, 2019

    From Field to Museum: How Dinosaur Fossils are Prepared

    When people think of a paleontologist, they usually picture a grizzled paleontologist gently sweeping dust away from a perfectly articulated dinosaur skeleton. In this scenario, the bones are perfectly preserved, easily distinguishable and seem to be miraculously excavated from the rock around it. The truth is, paleontology isn’t that easy.

  • May 22, 2019

    Science Lesson Gets Texas-Sized in Sunnyvale

    Students use STEM skills to design and build a tiny home.

  • May 1, 2019

    The Shape of DNA

    In 1962, Francis Crick, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. They had determined that DNA is made of two chains that spiral around each other in a structure called a double helix. Spiraled chains, like those of DNA, have “handedness.” To understand handedness, think about your own hands. Left and right hands…

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Date Night at the Heard 2019

    NBC 5 invites you to not miss Date Night at the Heard, a fun, outdoor event with live music, dancing, food trucks, and more on Saturday, May 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Apr 2, 2019

    Calling All Citizen Scientists

    Calling all citizen scientists!

  • Mar 5, 2019

    Stone Tools: Rediscovering Prehistoric Technology

    Have you ever wondered how you might survive out in the wild with absolutely nothing and everything you needed had to be either gathered, hunted, or handcrafted?

  • Feb 1, 2019

    2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table

    The United Nations has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table.

  • Nov 12, 2018

    Fossils at our Feet

    The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex provides a unique opportunity to find fossils in an urban-suburban environment. While the pavement of parking lots, road asphalt, and sod lawns may not seem like the scene of a glamorous dinosaur discovery, the most important ingredients to discovering fossils are all here — the recent erosion of rocks that entomb fossils and the eyes of…

  • Jul 21, 2018

    Despite Triple-Digit Heat, Hundreds Head Out to Klyde Warren Park on Saturday

    “STEM in the Park” brought in a crowd of hundreds, even with the heat.

  • Jun 9, 2018

    Ultimate Dinosaurs at the Perot Museum

    NBC 5 and The Perot Museum invite you to experience a new breed of exotic dinosaurs starting Saturday, June 23, 2018 through Sunday, January 26, 2019 at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

  • Apr 13, 2018

    Troy Aikman, United Way Hosts STEM Event

    Legendary Hall of Fame quarterback, Troy Aikman likes to win. He is about to wrap up his role as Chairman of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ annual campaign and he is on track to shatter previous records, in money raised and overall reach of people.

  • Apr 9, 2018

    General Motors Arlington Plant Expansion

    5 Talk Street’s Chris Howell sits down with Juan Carlos Jimenez, the Plant Manager at General Motors in Arlington, about their plant expansion. For General Motors career information, visit

  • Mar 5, 2018

    Journey To Space At The Perot Museum

    Discussing the Journey to Space exhibit on view now through May 6 at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas with Krista Villarreal More, Director of PR and Communications for The Perot Museum of Nature and Science. For details and tickets, visit

  • Oct 9, 2017

    Journey to Space

    NBC 5 is proud to announce Journey to Space, a hands on, bilingual experience for all ages coming October 21 to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

  • Sep 21, 2017

    YES Summit 2017

    Register today for the Youth Education Success Summit taking place Saturday, October, 21, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the UTA Nedderman Hall.

  • Mar 29, 2017

    Competition Heats Up in Frisco for Weekend iHack Event

    iHack is a competition that gets students excited about STEM work and reminds them that they’re capable of amazing things when they put their minds to it.

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