I love tying in upcoming holidays with science experiments¬†with my boys. After coming up with a couple of science activities with my oldest, I wanted to find some less complicated science experiments I could do with my other two boys. After my search, I found a lot of great Valentine’s […]

35 Valentine’s Day Science Experiments!


I thought this year my son could make his teacher a special Valentine’s Day card. I wanted to use some of what we had learned about making a simple circuit from our Tinker Crate boxes. So I found a paper circuit kit, and we set off to make a special […]

Make a Light up Card with a Simple Circuit!


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During winter break, my son and I decided to work on one of his Tinker Crate projects. Many of the boxes we’ve received have involved building electrical circuits, as did the first project we decided to work on. I struggled with understanding circuits in college, so I love how Tinker […]

Building Electrical Circuits and Playing with Light




We don’t get a lot of snow in Texas. About once a year we get either a light dusting, or a horrible ice storm. Last week, Texas actually got snow! Everywhere, that is, except where we live. But I remembered that Dollar Tree had a kit to make snow, so […]

Making Snow at Home when its Hot Outside


My son loves to work on anything my husband does. And something my husband loves to do is woodwork. The two have built several things around out house, including side tables, a sofa table, and some ramps for their remote control cars. My husband has always had a knack for […]

8 Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners



I love toys that unintentionally help my kids explore STEM concepts. Unfortunately, many toys advertised as STEM are expensive. But I’ve found 25 Dollar Tree¬† toys that will spark your child’s interest in STEM, and not totally blow the budget! Wondering what concept their exploring? I’ve also listed the concept […]

25 Dollar Tree Toys for Exploring STEM!


My oldest son just finished studying matter in science. After school I was talking to him about what he learned about matter. I asked him if he had learned what shape the molecules made. He wasn’t sure, and I told him it depended on the type of material. For example, […]

Material Science Activity – Building a molecular structure!


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Whether I’m looking for a Christmas present, or a birthday gift, I always try to give gifts that help kids become interested in Engineering. But I don’t really like giving the standard “STEM” type toys or kits, but always find something that will allow the kid to explore a STEM […]

15 Unexpected STEM Gifts for Toddlers



One of my favorite classes in college was materials science. Materials science is the study of how materials act and why they act that way. Materials Engineers answer questions like “How can I make a jacket that is bullet-proof?” (answer Kevlar, what bullet proof vests are made of), or “I […]

Tensile Strength Experiment: Find the Strongest Spider Web!