The Non-STEM Gifted Kid

The Non-STEM Gifted Kid

You’ve got an image already conjured up in your mind, a stereotype if we’re honest, of a gifted kid. She’s got glasses, probably, or maybe he’s even wearing a bowtie and suspenders. She’s at the chalkboard solving a math problem several...
What Makes the Best Umbrella STEM Challenge

What Makes the Best Umbrella STEM Challenge

STEM activities are a lot of fun and educational, but the best kind of STEM activities are open-ended, allowing children to think for themselves. In this umbrella STEM challenge, kids are challenged to make an umbrella from household supplies. They must follow all...
Marshmallow Shape Towers STEM Challenge

Marshmallow Shape Towers STEM Challenge

STEM activities are a lot of fun and educational, but the best kind of STEM activities are open-ended, allowing children to think for themselves. In this marshmallow shape towers STEM challenge, kids are challenged to make a marshmallow tower, but not only make a...
Make a Paper Plate Maze STEM Challenge

Make a Paper Plate Maze STEM Challenge

STEM activities are a lot of fun and educational, but the best kind of STEM activities are open-ended, allowing children to think for themselves. In this paper plate maze STEM challenge, kids are challenged to make a marble maze using household materials. They must...
Finding Community: Building a Support System Online and In-Person

Finding Community: Building a Support System Online and In-Person

Homeschoolers – especially those that have been doing this awhile – laugh at the question that is most often brought up by concerned family and friends. The socialization question really is quite amusing, as kids have opportunities to be social in so many ways. There...
Cool and Creepy Spider Bots | Halloween STEM

Cool and Creepy Spider Bots | Halloween STEM

True story — even though I wrote a book about backyard creepy-crawlies, spiders still freak me out a little bit. They are unpredictable and move way too quickly for me. They’re perfect for Halloween, though. Our creepy spider bots are sponsored by At Home...
STEM Learning for Tech-Loving Kiddos | Osmo Genuis Kit

STEM Learning for Tech-Loving Kiddos | Osmo Genuis Kit

“Mom! May I play on the iPad?” I hear some iteration of this question all day from different children each time. The kids share an iPad Mini and love it. Frankly, I do too. I just wish we had a couple more so we could spread the love when I need a few...
STEM Jewelry Your Girls Will Love

STEM Jewelry Your Girls Will Love

Are your girls into science and tech fun like mine are? We’re always looking for ways to honor their inner geeks, while still letting them be as girly as they want to be, and Sci Chic is the perfect solution. And, honestly, you should have heard the squeals the...
Awesome STEM Fun and Learning with Geometiles

Awesome STEM Fun and Learning with Geometiles

Just last night there were tears again. And, like most of the time we dissolve into tears about something around here, once the emotion was stripped away, the tears dried too, and the world was right again. What was the horrible, no good, very bad situation that had...
STEM Gifts for Science Loving Kids

STEM Gifts for Science Loving Kids

How many of you — like me — have kiddos who will get all excited about science gifts if they find them under the tree?  Just look at all of these great STEM gifts. You can launch rockets, make perfume, build structures, and even program robots. These...