Engineering for kids


The demand for STEM careers continues to grow in the Technology Age. Yet, companies struggle to find qualified engineers and scientists to fill the jobs openings. I decided to research why there isn’t a pipeline of engineers  for the available jobs, and found that kids lose interest in STEM careers […]

15 Middle School STEM Projects


Our family recently bought an ice cream maker. While enjoying our first batch of ice cream, we talked about what flavor we wanted to make next. My middle son said, very excitedly, “I want to make rainbow ice cream!” I started to think about ways to meet his request, and […]

How to Make Ice Cream Quicker using Heat Transfer!


Have you ever heard of simple machines? Simple machines are in every piece of machinery in a factory. They’re in your car, and many toys. But what are they? Simple put, simple machines are a way to make things move easier. For example, try pushing a heavy box full of […]

Simple Machine Bird: Levers, Gears, and Birds! Oh My!



The best way to figure out how something works is to take it apart, or reverse engineer it. A while back, my son had  bought a solar powered toy at Dollar Tree. We decided to reverse engineer the toy to better understand solar energy. Our decision ended up being a […]

Solar Energy for Kids: Reverse Engineering a Solar Toy!


Now that its summer, all 3 of my sons are playing with their beyblades non-stop. Unfortunately, the beyblade stadium they have is a too small for all three of them to play at the same time. So for awhile, my oldest and I started making plans to make our own […]

Beyblade Stadium Engineering: Repurposing to Solve a Problem


Beyblades. All three of my boys are really into beyblades, even the 2 year old! In an effort to connect with my boys, I started making up beyblade science experiments. In one of the experiments, my kids and I measured the weights of the four types of beyblades. We learned […]

Angular Momentum Experiment with Beyblades!



In second grade, my oldest studied the layers of the ocean. As a fun activity at home, I thought we could bring what he learned alive by modeling the layers. As it turned out, making the layers of the ocean was also a great simple activity to teach density for […]

Making the Layers of the Ocean-A Density Activity


“Let it rip!” Anyone who plays with beyblades knows what this means. Any time all three of my boys are together, you can hear their beyblades battling after they “rip” them from their beyblade launchers. Even my two year old knows to shout “Let it rip!” My husband has even joined […]

Easy Beyblade Science Experiment: Explore Different Types of Beyblades


I recently connected with Emily, a fellow engineer turned stay at home mom who also runs a blog, Engineering Emily. Our sites share a mission to encourage others to pursue an engineering career. I asked Emily to share with us the preschool math activities she does with her 3 year […]

9 Easy Preschool Math Activities You Can Do Everyday



STEM education is thought of as relevant for first grade and up. But I believe STEM education starts as early as possible!  I love doing experiments with my sons because it is growing their love of learning. They are seeing that learning is not just done within the walls of […]

STEM Activities for Kindergarten