The kids might be back in school but there is still time to squeeze in some last minute science experiments. The girls and I made our own solar ovens! The best part about this end of summer experiment is that kids can set it up before school and see the results when they get home!
Play 'Ecosystem Jenga' with your kids to help them learn the fragility of our ecosystem and how each member relies on the other to survive on planet earth!
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
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!
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. A winner has been selected and notified by email! Thank you to everyone who entered! Starting on November 1, 2019 you can learn about the rare 'spirit bear' at the Great Lakes Science Center's (GLSC) DOME Theater while viewing their newest IMAX film - the Great Bear Rainforest! The Great… Continue reading Giveaway: The Great Bear Rainforest at the GLSC is ‘Paw’sitively Inspirational!
For those that live in Northeast Ohio, Lake County Ohio's park system known as the Lake Metroparks has extensive STEM programs for children and families. They also have specific programs geared towards home school parents and children. Our family has greatly enjoyed the convenient, educational and fun programs that the Lake Metroparks system provides -… Continue reading Lake Metroparks STEM Programs for Children and Families
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
To celebrate the end of the school year, we took my four year old daughter and some friends to see the movie 'Backyard Wilderness' which is currently playing at the Great Lakes Science Center's Cleveland Clinic DOME theater in Cleveland, Ohio. We loved the imagery and education provided in this film. Nature is very unexpected… Continue reading Backyard Wilderness at the Great Lakes Science Center Helps Us See What We Are All Missing
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: This NetFlix original series… Continue reading My Current Top 7 Favorite Kid and Family Friendly STEM Shows
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.