Winter STEM Holidays to Celebrate

Winter STEM Holidays to Celebrate

Winter is a time for snow, binge-watching, hot chocolate, and delicious soup. But it is also packed full of STEM holidays to thrill the science lovers in your family. Winter STEM Holidays to Celebrate 1. December 25: Christmas Day Christmas science is such a fun study, especially for kids. Check out my Christmas science series, where you can learn about Christmas chemistry, Christmas biology, Christmas geography, Christmas astronomy, and Christmas botany. 2. December 30: Hubble’s Discovery WWI Captain Edwin Hubble spent several years practicing law, before he left that all behind to devote his life to his passion…astronomy. In 1924, the brilliant…

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Christmas Inventions

Christmas Inventions

Christmastime is absolutely my most favorite time of the year. I love when October rolls around and the stores start converting their aisles for the holidays. Our Christmas trees come up from the basement, I plan out our Christmas countdown, I start having dreams about wrapping paper, and even though my son is a teen now, I still display the elves around the house. Right now, one is sitting on top of a globe and the other is hanging upside down from a lamp. With Christmas stuff surrounding us for 2-3 months out of the year, have you ever stopped…

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Clever Gifts for a Future Engineer

Clever Gifts for a Future Engineer

Engineering is a field of study that is growing leaps and bounds every year. What exactly does an engineer do? You should ask is there anything that an engineer doesn’t do. An engineer uses scientific and mathematical principles to develop solutions to problems. They are the geniuses who find ways to meet our needs. They research, analyse, design, invent, create, build, program, test, supervise, improvise, and much much more. Albert Einstein said it best when he stated, “Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.” If you are educating a future engineer, add some of these products…

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35 Shows Perfect for STEM Learning

35 Shows Perfect for STEM Learning

In my post 10 Unique Things Your Future Scientist Needs in His Life, I mentioned that teaching science in the younger ages is very simple, but if you have a future scientist in your house, you may have a slight fear that eventually you will run out of quality curriculum or that your kid will become smarter than you and you will have no clue what you are doing anymore. In that post, I shared ten items that you could purchase to keep the joy in science. This expands on that list, with thirty-five (!!!) television shows and YouTube channels that I highly…

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STEM Holidays to Celebrate This Fall

STEM Holidays to Celebrate This Fall

Fall is a time for pumpkins, sweaters, football, and apple cider. But it is also packed full of holidays to thrill the science lovers in your family. Scroll to the bottom to download this list in a calendar form. 1. National Museum Day: September 24 What a perfect day for a field trip! Here is a massive list of science museums all over the world. Jump right to the section for science museums in the United States, or visit the website of THE greatest science museum on the planet…COSI in Columbus, Ohio. 2. Math Storytelling Day: September 25 Today is the perfect day…

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5 Unique Books to Thrill Your Scientist

Car Science (DK Publishing) Physics comes alive when it’s unveiled beneath the hood of the coolest, fastest science book around. Written in a no-nonsense style, this user-friendly science book features kids’ favorite cars and contains experiments that readers can try at home. Written by Richard Hammond, one of the internationally famous for Top Gear hosts. This book will be a hit with anyone who has an interest in learning more about the engineering and mechanics of cars. Purchase on Amazon Forensic Science (DK Publishing) This age-appropriate book takes a fascinating look at the tools and techniques used by forensic scientists in solving crimes–from…

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