Animals, Experiments, Movies, STEM Resources, Tips and Tricks

‘Virtual’ Learning with Scholastics

If you are like me, you are currently sitting at home (due to the virus outbreak) with your family - perhaps trying to work from home and simultaneously help your children learn.    While this is a great problem to have - I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the learning resources that are currently… Continue reading ‘Virtual’ Learning with Scholastics

Experiments, Holiday, Tips and Tricks

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Science

What a better way to enjoy Valentines Day than with chocolate covered strawberries??? And even better, use it as a science project to teach kids about phase transformations and melting points. (This was also a great project for gross and fine motor skill development as well as learning to follow instructions.)

Animals, Book Review, Environment, STEM Resources

Reading STEMs Learning: Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe Book Review

Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe was written by Julie Coy Manier and illustrated by Grant Manier.  The book is about a baby giraffe named, Grant, who was born with puzzle shaped spots instead of regular giraffe spots. The other animals at the zoo realize how different he looks from the other giraffes and over time, they realize that he is different in many ways.  As Grant grows, he and the other animals realize just how special and talented he is!  He makes incredible art pieces for the zoo with recycled materials.

Math and Numbers, STEM Resources, STEM toys, Tips and Tricks

OSMO Early Math & Skip Counting

DISCLAIMER:  I am an Amazon Associate.  As an Amazon Associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases made using the links in this post at no additional cost to you. For those of you that read my 2019 STEM gifts post will recall that one of the items I suggested as a great gift for 5-12… Continue reading OSMO Early Math & Skip Counting

Animals, Cleveland Metroparks, Inexpensive and Versatile, Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, Museums, Nature, Northeast Ohio, STEM Resources

Explore the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center

Just west of Cleveland, Ohio there is a charming city called Bay Village.  It is home to an incredible science and nature educational center called the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center.  Read more about our adventure checking it out!

Book Review, Engineer, STEM Resources

Reading STEMs Learning: After the Fall Book Review

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpy Got Back Up Again written and illustrated by Dan Santat is an exquisite telling of the classic tale about Humpty Dumpty.  Humpty Dumpty is an avid bird watcher and loves to watch them from above high walls until one day he falls and becomes TERRIFIED of heights.  Eventually he finds the courage and bravery to face his fears and climb back up the wall where he learns to FLY.  

Book Review, Engineer, STEM Resources

Reading STEMs Learning: The Most Magnificent Thing

DISCLAIMER:  I am an Amazon Associate.  As an Amazon Associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases made using the links above at no additional cost to you. All opinions and reviews of these books in this blog post are my own.  I was not asked to make a review and I was not compensated for… Continue reading Reading STEMs Learning: The Most Magnificent Thing

GIVEAWAY, Great Lakes Science Center, Museums, Northeast Ohio, STEM Resources

GIVEAWAY to GLSC: 4 General Admission Tickets and a Parking Voucher to the Great Lakes Science Center

It's not a surprise to anyone that one of our families favorite places to go is the Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC). My husband and I have been going since before kids! We celebrated one of our wedding anniversaries there!  We've held a membership for the past 3 years and get SO much use out… Continue reading GIVEAWAY to GLSC: 4 General Admission Tickets and a Parking Voucher to the Great Lakes Science Center