Tag Archives: STEM

Netflix and the Mars Generation

Netflix and the Mars Generation

Do you ever have those days when the planets just align and two different parts of your life sync? It happens for me every once in a while and whenever it does, I sit back and smile. When you’re interested in so many different things ...
The Merging of Crafts and Technology

The Merging of Crafts and Technology

Time and again I hear parents complaining about how lazy kids are today. No, you don’t see them outside playing like we used to. I mean, really, why would they want to Kick the Can when they could be watching movies on the garage door ...
Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

We have said time and time again that games are more than just about killing time with family and friends. In addition to quality time and bonding, games are ideal for teaching all kinds of concepts. Last month we were invited on Paula Sand ...
2016 Gift Guide: S.T.E.M Toys & Games

2016 Gift Guide: S.T.E.M Toys & Games

You know how we feel about the importance of making education more entertaining. Games can be used to explain various educational principles so earlier this year we put together a list of games that can be used for teaching science, history ...
Puzzle + Abstract + Math = Skiwampus

Puzzle + Abstract + Math = Skiwampus

It’s no secret that we love playing board games in our house. That doesn’t mean we all prefer the same types of games. While I’m very fond of abstract games, you’ll find my wife drawn to any title that is puzzle-ish. ...

Finding Our Way Through the Circuit Maze

I have an admission to make. I goofed. A couple years ago I purchased a couple different sets of Electronic Snap Circuits from Amazon as Christmas gifts from Santa for our girls. My intentions were good: both of our daughters had shown a pr ...
Appreciate Your Clean Water Supply

Appreciate Your Clean Water Supply

Last fall we were able to participate in an experiment to learn about clean water. It wasn’t part of a science project nor some homeschool assignment, but it certainly had all the qualifications to be part of an educational program. A ...
Arming Kids With Engineering Knowledge

Arming Kids With Engineering Knowledge

When I was in high school, one of my brother’s best friends said he was studying to be an engineer. It was fun to tease him about how we could envision him riding the rails with a conductor’s hat on. Of course, I was joking and ...