**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


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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** This week I am pleased to have a guest post by Liz Woodiwiss, a fellow blogger who loves to inspire kids to be creative and explore through STEM.  Liz will be guiding us how to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and […]

STEM in the Kitchen – An Edible Exploration of Science, ...


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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** This past week was Spring Break for my oldest boy. As I faced a week trying to keep my super active first grader entertained, my husband and I decide to instead head to the grandparents’ house in New Mexico.  The […]

Learning about Friction while Playing in the Snow



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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** My oldest recently turned 7, and this past Saturday he decided to work on one of his birthday presents.  Everyone knows he loves to build, so many of his presents were Legos.  But one of his presents was a toy […]

The Time my Son Out Engineered Me!


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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** Newton’s laws of motion.  The phrase can conjure up all sorts of unpleasant high school physics class flashbacks.  The first law states that every object will stay still, or remain moving in a straight line, until the object is acted […]

Teach your child Newton’s First Law of Motion


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**This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you decide to purchase. This Engineer to Stay at Home Mom thanks you in advance for your support!** Today I’m doing something a little bit different. Today’s post is a guest post by Lisha Riabinina, a fellow mom to […]

9 Math Apps to Improve Your Child’s Math Skills



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**This post contains affiliate links. Late last year I decided to try out a Tinker Crate subscription box for my son.  He’s a very active kid both physically and mentally.  I thought the subscription box would be a great way to keep his mind active, while teaching him about engineering.  […]

Tinker Crate: Exploring Polymers


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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