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

Engineer, Experiments, Inexpensive and Versatile, Process Engineer, STEM Careers, STEM Resources, STEM toys, Tips and Tricks

Becoming a Process Engineer by Sorting Materials at Home!

Challenge your little process engineer to separate materials from a heterogeneous mixture without using their hands! They make a fun craft at the end!

Engineer, STEM Careers

9/11 Reflections

Disclaimer: This article is based on my own thoughts and memories from September 11, 2001. The featured image of the flag was found on http://www.almanac.com. Where were you on September 11, 2001? I was in my high school homeroom and I remember that our principal came over the intercom system to announce that a plane… Continue reading 9/11 Reflections

Experiments, Holiday, Tips and Tricks

Become a Food Chemist this Easter and Experiment 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.  Young children love experimenting... their entire day truly is just experimentation - so less structure is better and it's more fun when introducing new concepts to them. We usually do… Continue reading Become a Food Chemist this Easter and Experiment with Peeps

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: This NetFlix original series… Continue reading My Current Top 7 Favorite Kid and Family Friendly STEM Shows

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)

Experiments, Halloween, Inexpensive and Versatile

Leftover Halloween Candy Experiments

Happy Halloween!!!  I love Halloween.  Seeing the smiles on my children's faces when they finally pick out the PERFECT costume, watching them go door to door and then the excitement they have when they get home and check out all the candy that they received.  I remember trick or treating with my brother and some… Continue reading Leftover Halloween Candy Experiments

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My why…

We entered the "why" phase in our household several months ago.  Every parent that has or had a toddler, is familiar with this sometimes dreaded, exhausting phase.  We try our best to embrace the curiosity.  We want both our children to have the confidence to ask "why" as they grow older.  The best of the… Continue reading My why…

Great Things about Space, Inexpensive and Versatile

The $3 Solar System

You don't need to spend tons of money on toys to integrate a STEM mindset into your child.  In fact, my favorite "toys" have either been free or extremely affordable.  So let's talk about just one of my inexpensive and versatile STEM finds, where I found it and how we use it! I always check… Continue reading The $3 Solar System