New collaboration will feature “Science Word of the Week” series

BOSTON, MA — Today, the Museum of Science, Boston, one of the world’s largest science centers, and, the leading online and mobile English-language educational resource, announce their new collaboration to bring science to life for millions of followers around the world through “Science Word of the Week,” a weekly digital video series that will describe scientific terms, their meanings, and how they are used. The partnership stems from a common theme in mission between the partners to inspire a love of words and science in everyone.

Science Word of the Week will feature popular science influencers describing unique, interesting, and funny science words to enhance audiences’ command of science terms. What is an areologist? Do you have a yeuk? “Science Word of the Week” videos will explain these words and more every week on Friday, across social media and at and

“For over 193 years, the Museum of Science has been inspiring audiences to be curious about the world around them, and about how science helps us understand that world,” said Tim Ritchie, president of the Museum of Science. “I am excited about our partnership with, because it is a compelling way to introduce new audiences to the wonders of science.”

According to the 2022 U.S. State of Science and Engineering Report, inequality persists in K–12 science educational outcomes by race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and U.S. region. Enabling all Americans to receive high-quality STEM education and to pursue any science and engineering field of study or career are critical components of sustaining and growing the U.S. STEM labor force.

“At, we know that one of the challenges of learning science can be learning its vocabulary. It’s hard!” said John Kelly, senior director of editorial at “Yet as we also know from the millions of word lovers who have been following’s Word of the Day for over 20 years, learning new words is also incredibly fun and rewarding. Our Science Word of the Week with the Museum of Science will help bridge this gap, connecting students, teachers, parents, and lifelong learners alike with the wonders of science through the wonders of words.”

Audiences can discover the new Science Word of the Week across social media platforms @museumofscience and @dictionarycom or online at And to discover more about those words and a whole lot more, visit and its Word of the Day.