Maria Temming

Assistant Editor, Science News for Students

Maria Temming is the assistant editor at Science News for Students. Maria has undergraduate degrees in physics and English from Elon University and a master's degree in science writing from MIT. She has written for Scientific AmericanSky & Telescope and NOVA Next. She’s also a former staff writer at Science News.

All Stories by Maria Temming

  1. Brain

    Scientists Say: Stereoscopy

    Stereoscopy allows the brain to perceive the two 2-D images seen by the eyes as a 3-D scene.

  2. Science & Society

    A major science fair set these scientists on the path to STEM success

    Alumni of the International Science and Engineering Fair talk challenges and payoffs of competitive science.

  3. Science & Society

    What it’s like to compete in the science fair ‘Olympics’

    Four recent alumni of the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair share their experiences.

  4. Chemistry

    Let’s learn about cellulose

    The world’s most abundant natural polymer is finding all kinds of new uses, in everything from ice cream to construction.

  5. Math

    Scientists Say: Variable

    A variable is something that can be changed — such as a value in math, or a factor in an experiment.

  6. Earth

    Scientists Say: Atmosphere

    An atmosphere is an envelope of gas around a planet, dwarf planet or moon.

  7. Materials Science

    Let’s learn about the future of smart clothing

    Researchers are fashioning new materials to make clothes more comfortable and convenient.

  8. Space

    Scientists Say: Constellation

    Constellations are clusters of related things, especially the stars that form patterns in the night sky — some of which date back to ancient times.

  9. Animals

    Scientists Say: Migration

    Migration involves the movement of animals or people from one place to another.

  10. Planets

    Let’s learn about Pluto

    Once known as a pipsqueak planet, Pluto is now the solar system’s best known dwarf planet.

  11. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Inorganic

    Inorganic molecules include salts, minerals and other compounds that lack organics’ carbon-hydrogen bonds.

  12. Physics

    Scientists Say: Doppler effect

    The Doppler effect is a perceived change in the frequency of light or sound waves due to the wave source moving relative to an observer.