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


My oldest is finishing up second grade in the next two weeks. He’s learned so much this year in math, from fractions, to multiplication and division. I don’t want him to lose anything he’s learned this year, but I also don’t want to fill his summer break with math worksheets. […]

45+ Hands-on Fun Math Activities to Prevent Summer Slide!


“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


Troubleshooting is a key skill for engineers to develop. For some it comes easy, but for me it was a skill I had to develop on the job. Troubleshooting is essentially trying out different things to fix something that is broken. It is brainstorming possible reasons why something isn’t working […]

Troubleshooting Your Bot



My preschooler has finally learned his alphabet, but is still struggling with counting from 1 to 20 without skipping numbers. This fun and easy activity gave him a chance to work on counting from 1 to 13, and was his first preschool science experiment! Together we learned what the best […]

Easy and Fun Garden Preschool Science Experiment


Awhile back, my son and I decided to recycle some of his old crayons around Valentine’s Day. We tried melting some broken red, white, and pink crayons, and melting them all at the same time. But while we waited for them to melt, we had some unexpected results, which left […]

Rainbow Crayon – a Crayon Melting Point Experiment


I love tying in upcoming holidays with science experiments with my boys. After coming up with a couple of science activities with my oldest, I wanted to find some less complicated science experiments I could do with my other two boys. After my search, I found a lot of great Valentine’s […]

35 Valentine’s Day Science Experiments!



I thought this year my son could make his teacher a special Valentine’s Day card. I wanted to use some of what we had learned about making a simple circuit from our Tinker Crate boxes. So I found a paper circuit kit, and we set off to make a special […]

Make a Light up Card with a Simple Circuit!