Author Archives: Veronica V.

May 16

Engino Discovering Stem Building Kit For Young Engineers!

This kit comes with building parts, and also a booklet with instructions and also plenty of information on engineering concepts and related info. There’s even a quiz included to test your knowledge. A great companion piece to an already impressive set.

May 16

Create a Rube Goldberg-style Lego Sequence with Klutz’s Chain Reaction!

Taking inspiration from the creative, yet complex, creations of Rube Goldberg, expand your imagination with some clever engineering to generate machine sequences of your own with Legos!

May 14

At-Home Experiments: Fun kits to try

My favorite thing about this set is that several, not all, of the experiments, can be saved to use again at a later time.

May 12

At-home Experiment: Alter Your Taste Perception

Looking for a cool science experiment to do at home or for an outreach project? Try mberry Fruit Tablets! mBerries are a product made from ‘miracle berries’. These berries contain miraculin. This protein selectively binds to sweet receptors on the tongue and cause fruits that would normally be sour, actually taste sweet. The effect is […]

May 12

Toys that Teach – Ages 24 Months and Under

What if you have a kid who seems to think your cell phone is the most interesting thing in the world, second only to their feet?

May 10

Nerdy Gift Ideas!

I always have people tell me that it is hard to buy gifts for me science I have quirky tastes and I’m a scientist. Do you have a mom like that in your life? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered!

May 04

Book: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids!

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House (Lab Series) Science stimulates curiosity and sparks the imagination at any age. Especially with this nifty lab manual that brings research to the kitchen. Your scientist-in-training will analyze a variety of amusing experiments enriching their creativity. One deterrent for kids jumping into science headfirst […]

May 04

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books for Tiny Wonderers

The National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series is a great way to get children reading and learning about all sorts of things. Watch as they wow you with facts ranging from dinosaurs to black holes!

May 04

Best Microscopes to Buy For Kids!!

You too can get a glimpse of the microscopic world!

May 03

Making rocks fun, this ROCK ON! Game will challenge and dazzle you with Geology!

When you look at rocks, what do you see? Chunks of dirt? Pieces of the ground that just take up space? How about elemental time capsules that are almost as old as the planet itself?

May 02

Board Game that Teaches Coding to Kids Who Love Minecraft!

This unique game teaches you coding basics, using simple commands to form complex actions to complete objectives.

May 02

Best Board Games to Teach Kids Coding

Coding today may not always look like the routine programming of the past. It can be active, visual, engaging, and most importantly, fun!

May 02

Best Books to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue STEM!

Did you know that only a small percentage of teen girls want to become scientists? As a female scientist with two young daughters, this upsets me! Girls are just as capable as boys in STEM fields so why are a majority of books geared towards girls all about princesses? Below I’ve listed some kick-ass books […]

May 01

Best Snap Circuit Kits

What are snap circuits? In today’s age, having a grasp of electricity and how it is utilized by the machines we use every day is a valuable skill that is often overlooked. Electricity is harnessed in circuits, where an electrical stream flows, guided by switches and detours to power our phones and turn inputs, like keyboard presses, into action. Snap circuit […]

May 01

Best Unique Crystal Growing Kits

Our earlier post on crystals featured several great products allowing you to grow them. Here we spotlight a few items more focused on their geological nature, rather than chemical. Many crystals can be found in the ground of our own backyards, with quartz commonly found in many parts of the country. Some of the more brilliantly colored crystals, like […]

April 27

The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works

A beautiful 462 paged book full of information about the universe around us. The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works is the perfect guide for the kid that has to know-it-all!

April 27

Best Crystal Growing Kits for All Ages

Crystals are amongst the most visually striking structures in the natural world, and with good reason!