Experiments, Inexpensive and Versatile, STEM Resources

Introducing Science through making Ice Cream

We've had some unusually HOT days this fall, which made for a great excuse to make and EAT some of my favorite dessert - ice cream! This turned out to be a really fun activity to do with the kids and I highly recommend using SCIENCE as your next excuse to make and eat ice… Continue reading Introducing Science through making Ice Cream

Experiments, Inexpensive and Versatile, Nature, STEM Resources

Make your own Explorer Packs for Nature Exploration with the Kids

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon Associate and may earn from qualifying purchases made from the links in this post at no additional cost to you. Many of the items we selected for sample collection had fallen to the ground. I do not recommend teaching your children to collect live plants from the parks that you visit,… Continue reading Make your own Explorer Packs for Nature Exploration with the Kids

Experiments, Holiday, Tips and Tricks

Experimenting with Peeps

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon Associate and may earn from qualifying purchases made from the links in this post at no additional cost to you.  This past week, we experimented with some peeps in the kitchen! Many of the experiment ideas, I was able to find by just searching the internet, but we also improvised.… Continue reading Experimenting with Peeps

Experiments, Holiday, Tips and Tricks

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Science

On Valentines Day, we made chocolate covered strawberries. I decided to turn it into a science project to teach my 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.) Ingredients: Approximately 1 pound Strawberries (washed and dried)… Continue reading Chocolate Covered Strawberry Science

Animals, Experiments, Germs, Great Things about Space, STEM Resources, TV Shows

My Current Top 7 Favorite Kid and Family Friendly STEM Shows

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon Associate and may earn from qualifying purchases made from the links in this post at no additional cost to you.Here's a list of my favorite educational STEM shows that I watch or have watched with my kids (in no particular order): Image from https://www.brainchildshow.com Brainchild on NetFlix:┬áThis NetFlix original series… Continue reading My Current Top 7 Favorite Kid and Family Friendly STEM Shows

Cincinnati Museum Center, Dinosaurs, Experiments, Holiday, Museums, Nature, STEM Resources

The Cincinnati Museum Center has re-opened!

After more than two years of the main building being closed to the public for historical restoration and preservation, it recently reopened (in November 2018) and I got my first glimpse inside over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Animals, Experiments, Great Things about Space, Holiday, Math and Numbers, Nature, STEM Resources, STEM toys

My Complete List of STEM Buys for Ages 0-12 (updated 11/28/2018)

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon Associate and may earn from qualifying purchases made from the links above at no additional cost to you. To help you through the holidays, I've listed out some of my favorite STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) buys for kids 12 and under. Books are great gifts for the holiday,… Continue reading My Complete List of STEM Buys for Ages 0-12 (updated 11/28/2018)