To most people, Center of Mass seems like a concept only high school and college aged students could understand. But my oldest son (who’s just entering second grade) recently came up with an experiment that introduced him to the concept of center of mass. As with many households, the fidget […]

Center of Mass Fidget Spinner Experiment


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


Many toys are a great for introducing physics for kids. I love how so many of my son’s toys have introduced him to complicated concepts without him even realizing it. From Hot Wheels tracks to fidget spinners, my son’s toys have opened so many opportunities for him to learn about […]

Physics for kids with Beyblades



My family has a rich history of serving the in the armed forces, so around Memorial Day and Fourth of July I like to find ways to talk to my son about our country’s history. A lot of my Engineering classes in college involved analyzing water in some way, so […]

Make an American Flag Using Water Science Experiments


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About a month ago we bought our son a fidget cube as an attempt to help him focus during church. Shortly after his cube arrived, he told us he would rather have a fidget spinner. Suddenly we start hearing about fidget spinners from everyone. It was the talk of every […]

Reverse Engineering 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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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 my house, I thought it would be a perfect day […]

May the 4th Be With You: 21 Ways to Teach ...


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One of my favorite electives in college was about Biomechanical Engineering. 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 building a mechanical hand! My son already learned […]

Teach Your Kid about Biomechanical Engineering


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My middle son turned 3 recently, and will be starting preschool in the fall. In preparation for his new school, I’ve been using some simple ways to introduce him to preschool math, primarily his numbers. He seems to have caught onto the concept of counting, but can not yet identify […]

Preschool Math with Magnetic Numbers



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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 his carrier, buckled the toddler into his car, and big […]

Angry Peeps: A Failed Experiment