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!
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
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? Continue reading Toys that Teach – Ages 24 Months and Under
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! Continue reading National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books for Tiny Wonderers
You too can get a glimpse of the microscopic world! Continue reading Best Microscopes to Buy For Kids!!
Coding today may not always look like the routine programming of the past. It can be active, visual, engaging, and most importantly, fun! Continue reading Best Board Games to Teach Kids Coding
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!
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
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
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! Continue reading The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works
Crystals are amongst the most visually striking structures in the natural world, and with good reason! Continue reading Best Crystal Growing Kits for All Ages