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HexBug Nano: Educational and Fun

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 reading

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Snap Circuits: a Must Have Educational Toy

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 reading

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Snap Circuits Green: Learning Science at Home

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 reading

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Ten Thousand to one: Physics Lesson Plan

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 … Continue reading

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Science and Technology in the Classroom

In the time of the iPhone, tablet computers and shrinking portable music players, science and technology in the classroom have gone into overdrive. Schools are now requiring students, as young as elementary-age, to have laptops in the classroom. What will … Continue reading

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Make Confusion Your Friend

Confusion is natural:  don’t fight it – use it. It is quite natural to be confused or feel awkward when dealing with a new concept or skill.  And it is quite natural to resent feeling confused.  But the bottom line is that confusion and awkwardness are natural.  And one of… Read More


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