Experiments, Science Olympiad, STEM Resources

Old MacDonald had a… boomwhacker??? Check out these Science Olympiad Signature Elementary Science Kits for Kids to learn more!

Science Olympiad (SO) recently released their Signature Science kits for Elementary kids (grades K-6)! We were given the opportunity to check out one of their 10 kits called "Bottle Music". Click to read more!

Northeast Ohio, Ohio Invention League

Ohio Invention Convention is all STEAMED up and ready to go! Will you join them?

I am so excited to share more information with my followers regarding a wonderful STEAM based program in Ohio for kids grade K-12! I am also pleased to introduce Robin Hilsmeier, who is the Executive Director of the Ohio Invention League, as my guest blogger for this post! If you have never heard of the Ohio Invention League, definitely spend some time reading through her post and checking out the additional resources below! For background, I 'met' Robin briefly (virtually) during a STEAM working group in Northeast Ohio late last year and we connected regarding Ohio's Invention Convention or Invention League! It is such neat program for kids. I asked if she would be willing to help share all the details on my blog! If your child would like to participate the deadline to register this year is February 15.

Experiments, Science Olympiad, STEM Resources

Science Olympiad offers a Free at home STEM experience!

Middle school and High school parents and educators - Science Olympiad Foundation has an incredible FREE program for STEM loving kids to participate in from home! Check out my latest article with Northeast Ohio Parent to learn more!https://www.northeastohioparent.com/blogger/science-olympiad-offers-an-at-home-stem-experience-with-my-so/ -Kristen

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!

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!

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!