STEM toys


My kids got a lot of great learning toys this Christmas. None of them are your traditional “learning” toy though. One of their educational toys is one kids have been playing with since I was a kid. The toy is not traditionally thought of as educational, but while I watched […]

A Fun way to Teach Newton’s First Law of Motion


Late last year I decided to try out a Tinker Crate subscription box for my son.  He’s a very active kid both physically and mentally.  I thought the subscription box would be a great way to keep his mind active, while teaching him about engineering.  You can read all about […]

Exploring Polymers by Making Slime




My son loves figuring things out.  The kid can work on Legos for hours on end!  I wanted to feed his love of problem solving, so I’ve been coming up with engineering projects for him.  Each week, my goal was to come up with a project based on a concept […]

Learning about Optics with Two Fun Light Experiments!



One of my son’s birthday presents this year was a remote control car. After playing with my son for awhile, my husband decided he wanted to have one too, so they could play at the same time. But he didn’t just go buy a cheap little remote control car. He […]

Teach your kid to be a Materials Engineer!



One of  my first jobs out of college was at a manufacturing site (aka plant).  My major role as a mechanical engineer was to make sure the plant ran effectively and efficiently. One way I did this was by identifying equipment showing signs of wear, which meant they could break […]

Teach Your Kid to be a Mechanical Engineer!