It was very exciting – and a little intimidating – to be invited to spend a day at an inner-city high school in Los Angeles. I have spent over a decade developing and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching core … Continue readingRead More
Recipient of the 2010 Toy of the Year award from Creative Child Magazine and featured on the Today Show, the HexBug Nano offers many ways to learn about the science of vibration. It is a tiny, collectible, micro robotic creature … Continue readingRead More
My seven year old son Ben has been passionate about Legos since he was 5. He attends a weekly lego club, collects lego magazines, keeps every box and every manual. His room looks like a shrine to legos – lego … Continue readingRead More
I reviewed Snap Circuits several months ago and talked about its fun and educational value for my seven year old son. Recently Elenco Electronics, makers of the original Snap Circuits came out with Snap Circuits Green, winner of the Dr.Toy … Continue readingRead More
Astronomy, like the size of the solar system, is such a vast subject that it can be a challenging one to teach. It’s a fascinating topic and there are so many angles to choose when trying to effectively teach astronomy. … Continue readingRead More
Teaching physics concepts is a challenge in today’s classroom. How can a teacher present the majesty of physics in an era of decreasing budgets and often inadequate space? All too often, schools and teachers despair of providing legitimate, hands-on laboratory experiences for students because equipment is large and expensive, especially… Read More
When deciding on the perfect science fair project, kids have lots to consider. Is it connected with a topic they find interesting? Will they be able to accomplish the project with positive results? And, can they pull it all together with an eye-catching presentation that wows the judges?There is a… Read More
With warm weather right around the corner, kids, and adults, are looking for something fun and educational to keep busy and occupied. Learning in school or at home can be a fun scientific experience through simple and easy science projects and activities. With the help of basic materials, creativity, and… Read More
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