Creative Starter Kit, OSMO, Programming and Coding, STEM Resources, STEM toys

“Mo” STEAM, “Mo” Learning, and “Mo” Fun with Osmo!

I was recently gifted the Osmo Creative Starter Kit. Osmo is a hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) based software program for kids ages 5 - 12. Three games are included in the creative starter kit! Click to read more about what we thought of them!

Experiments, Holiday, Inexpensive and Versatile, STEM Resources, Tips and Tricks

Recycle Crayons into New Shapes!

Do you have lots of crayons that need to be recycled? You can recycle them yourself in a fun new useable shape! Crayons are made out of paraffin wax. When heated, the wax reaches its melting point and melts into the new shape of the mold you choose. Once they harden... ta da! A new crayon shape!

Art Crafting, Experiments, Inexpensive and Versatile, STEM Resources

Bring the Color in with Crayon Sun Catchers!

We love crayons in our home and use them daily! We have been collecting our broken crayons for several months and we decided to use them for some fun STEAM projects at home. One of our recent projects was inspired by the book in my Reading STEMs Learning Series entitled, 'The Crayon Man'. We created these fun STEAM sun catchers with crayon shavings and wax paper!

Camp Curiosity, Great Lakes Science Center, Northeast Ohio, STEM Camps, STEM Resources

Virtual STEM Camp Engages Curiosity, Creativity and Fun!

What do you look for in a virtual camp for your child?  I look for fun, engaging, interactive camps that allow for a little bit of individualized attention and opportunities for my child to express herself!  The #CampCuriosity at Home virtual STEM camp presented by the Great Lakes Science Center was all of those things and more!   My kindergartener loved all aspects of this virtual camp - the creativity, the fun, the problem solving, the socialization and the individualized attention!  Read more in my blog post!

Engineer, Engineering Education, STEM Career Series, STEM Careers, STEM Resources

STEM Careers Interview Series: Engineering Educator Assistant Dean Dr. Whitney B. Gaskins

I am pleased to introduce Dr. Whitney B. Gaskins, for my STEM Career Interview Series, who is an engineering educator and also serves as an advocate for students, specifically minorities and women at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).

Experiments, Nature, Northeast Ohio, Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine, STEM Resources

Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine: Sand, Fun and Science

My latest article with Northeast Ohio Parent magazine is now posted on-line. If you are looking for some science fun in the sand this summer, check it out! Link: https://mailchi.mp/northeastohioparent.com/teen-takeover-podcast-summer-festival-lineup-parent-choice-awards-winners-678340 - Kristen

Art Crafting, Curiosity Corner LIVE, Engineer, Experiments, Great Lakes Science Center, Museums, Northeast Ohio, STEM Careers, STEM Resources

Curiosity Corner LIVE Design Challenges for the Week of June 15 through June 19!

If you've been following the last few weeks, we've been participating in the Great Lakes Science Center's Curiosity Corner LIVE Design Challenges on social media! Last week I posted a summary of our design challenges from the previous two weeks. Today, I'm sharing this past weeks challenges! Be sure to check out my social media pages for… Continue reading Curiosity Corner LIVE Design Challenges for the Week of June 15 through June 19!

Art Crafting, Curiosity Corner LIVE, Engineer, Experiments, Great Lakes Science Center, Museums, Nature, Northeast Ohio, STEM Careers, STEM Resources

Curiosity Corner LIVE Design Challenges for the Week of June 1 through June 12!

In case you missed it, check out our design challenges from the last two weeks!

Chemist, Experiments, STEM Careers, STEM Resources, Tips and Tricks

The Skittles Rainbow Experiment – Learning the Art of Chemistry!

If your kids love skittles as much as mine do, this experiment is a must do! Your little chemist will study and learn about diffusion! While they are at it, they can also experiment and make some fun art!