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In a house of 3 boys (4 if you include my husband), you can guess that Star Wars is pretty big in our house.  Any given day you can hear my middle son saying “Shoon shoon!”, his sound for a light saber.  And once my oldest gets home from school, […]

Circular Motion with Star Wars


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Engineer.  When people think of an engineer they picture someone hunched over a keyboard, working for hours on a impossible problem.  They picture an engineering career as non-existent.  As if getting an engineering degree is the end, and for all of the engineer’s career they will be doing the same, […]

A Unexpected Engineering Career Option


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**This post contains affiliate links** My son loves figuring things out.  The kid can work on Legos for hours on end!  I wanted to feed his love of problem solving, so I’ve been coming up with engineering projects for him.  Each week, my goal was to come up with a […]

Tinker Crate: Circuits and Optics



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*This post contains affiliate links. When I was 10, all I wanted to Christmas was a Baby Alive Doll.  I mean, her name said it all!  She ate like a baby and pooped like a real baby (which now grown up me knows isn’t really that great).  I finally got […]

11 Engineering Toys for Girls!


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*This post contains affiliates links. The other day my husband and son were playing with their RC Cars again, and one of the cars suddenly stopped moving!  My husband picked it up, and turned the controller to see if the wheels would move.  Instead of movement all he got was […]

Teach your kid to be a Materials Engineer!


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Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using the links. At the beginning of the year, my son’s teacher asked us to save toilet paper rolls for them to use in the classroom.  Apparently us parents responded in droves, because last […]

Teach your kid to be a Project Engineer!



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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. In my most recent post I wrote about how you can save on toys that teach engineering through Groupon Coupons.  Another fantastic way to save on these same toys is through Groupon Goods.  A quick search on the site, and I […]

3 Great Engineering Toys Found on Groupon Goods!


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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. In my post Toys that Teach Engineering, I wrote about five toys that teach engineering principles, and were lots of fun.  One way to save on these and other toys is through Groupon Coupons!  Searching for toys, you’ll find all […]

Save Money on Engineering Toys with Groupon Coupons!


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Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using the links. In my post Engineering with RC Cars, I wrote about how we taught our son about being an engineer by investigating and upgrading his remote control car.  Along with upgrading the […]

Teach Your Kid to be a Reliability Engineer!



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Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using this link. My first jobs out of college were at manufacturing sites (aka plants).  My major role as an engineer was to make sure the plant ran effectively and efficiently. One way I […]

Teach Your Kid to be a Mechanical Engineer!