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

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 reported to last up to an hour, but in our … Continue reading At-home Experiment: Alter Your Taste Perception

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 is fear of the unfamiliar. As a kid, I did … Continue reading Book: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids!

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 profiling amazing women in STEM that aim to inspire and … Continue reading Best Books to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue STEM!

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 kits teach the most basic principles underlying this machinery, showing … Continue reading Best Snap Circuit Kits

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 amethyst, are more difficult to find. Here we feature some products … Continue reading Best Unique Crystal Growing Kits