A few weeks ago, my son and I reverse engineered a fidget spinner. We learned what the toy was made out of, and talked about how we could make one for ourselves. The fidget spinner included 4 bearings (one being a high speed bearing) and a plastic case. In the […]

How to make a Fidget Spinner


Many toys are a great for introducing physics for kids. I love how so many of my son’s toys have introduced him to complicated concepts without him even realizing it. From Hot Wheels tracks to fidget spinners, my son’s toys have opened so many opportunities for him to learn about […]

Physics for kids with Beyblades


My family has a rich history of serving the in the armed forces, so around Memorial Day and Fourth of July I like to find ways to talk to my son about our country’s history. A lot of my Engineering classes in college involved analyzing water in some way, so […]

Make an American Flag Using Water Science Experiments



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About a month ago we bought our son a fidget cube as an attempt to help him focus during church. Shortly after his cube arrived, he told us he would rather have a fidget spinner. Suddenly we start hearing about fidget spinners from everyone. It was the talk of every […]

Reverse Engineering a Fidget Spinner


To an Engineer, math is fun. Engineers use math in pretty much every aspect of their life. The fun in math for Engineers was usually there from childhood. And if you ask them where they gained their confidence in math, most of them would name a strong adult influence. A […]

6 Ways to Teach Your Kids Math is Fun


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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** It’s May the Fourth, and if you’re a Star Wars fan, you may also know this day as May the Fourth Be with You, a nod to common phrase in the famous movies. Since we’re BIG Star Wars fans at […]

May the 4th Be With You: 21 Ways to Teach ...



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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** One of my favorite electives in college was Biomechanics. The class basically broke down the entire human body into levers and other simple machines. So you can imagine how excited I was when one of my son’s Tinker Crates involved […]

Teach Your Kid about Biomechanical Engineering


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 **Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** My middle son turned 3 recently, and one of his presents was this set of magnetic numbers. The other day he brought the set out, and wanted me to play with him. I remembered an activity I had seen with […]

Preschool Math with Magnetic Numbers


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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** The weather in Texas has been fairly nice lately, so the other day I decided to round up my boys, and go for a walk (Which really means Mommy walks while everyone else rides something). I strapped the baby into […]

Angry Peeps: A Failed Experiment



**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** After our last Tinker Crate, my son immediately asked me when we would be getting the next one.  I told him not for another month, and his face fell.  He loves making, learning, and experimenting with things, as well as […]

The Mechanics Behind Our Hands