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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.** 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



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Many people think they need a special place in their house for STEM activities and experiments, which is not true! Every house has a great place for STEM. This week I am pleased to have a guest post by Liz Woodiwiss, a fellow blogger who loves to inspire kids to […]

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