Get ready for back to school with discounted apps and STEM Saturdays featuring Hot Wheels

 |   Deborah Bach

Image of children at STEM Saturday workshop gathered around Hot Wheels track

Microsoft is getting ready for back to school with discounts on educational apps and STEM Saturdays workshops that teach participants about kinetic and potential energy in a fun way — with Hot Wheels cars.

Microsoft is partnering with Mattel Hot Wheels ® Speedometry ™ for next month’s STEM Saturdays workshops, starting Sept. 9. The free, drop-in sessions give people a chance to engage in science, technology and math projects hosted by their local Microsoft Store. Participants will sensor-monitor cars as they compete on the iconic Hot Wheels orange track, measuring speed and force of impact during collision. Learn more on the Microsoft Education blog.

Over at the Windows Store, the Back to School Discounted Apps Collection can help students get ready to go back to school with savings of up to 50 percent. You can get heavy-hitters like Complete Anatomy with 20 percent off an upgrade, letting you bring the human body to 3D life for less. Get creative in film school or experience your personal videos in a completely new dimension with Movie Edit Pro Windows Store Edition ($29.99, regularly $59.99).

And in your downtime, create music — beats, loops, even full multi-track songs —with Stagelight, now 30 percent off select in-app purchases. Get a roundup of top 10 app picks on the Windows Blog.

Deborah Bach
Microsoft News Center Staff