Engineer Mom

My new life as a full time mom, and closet engineer!


A few months ago, my son’s monthly Tinker Crate project was building a spin art machine! Do you remember those from when you were a child? I do! I loved watching all the patterns and shapes just a drop of paint could make when it moved in a circle. The […]

Halloween Rock Painting for Kids using Physics!


An important part of being an Engineer is understanding the tools used to build your designs. One kind of  engineering, Construction Engineering, involves the designing and construction of roads, buildings, sewer systems, and other infrastructure. To plan a project correctly, Construction Engineers must know the different types of trucks and […]

7 Great Construction Engineering Books for Preschoolers!




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In my last post I shared a simple experiment with my son that taught him about Center of Mass. While we were doing the experiment, we were also playing with another physics concept; the Law of Inertia. Inertia is an object’s resistance to change it’s state of motion. For example, […]

Law of Inertia Experiment using a Fidget Spinner!


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


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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.** 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.** 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