Articles About STEM

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. ...
Ion Scientific Card Game Overview

Ion Scientific Card Game Overview

By this time next week both of our girls should be settled into their new school schedules. They’re both at the same school this year, which won’t happen again until 2018 when our youngest hits high school. After a great summer ...

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 ...
Linkage Scientific Card Game Overview

Linkage Scientific Card Game Overview

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. If teachers had used creative techniques in the classroom to teach what I considered ‘boring subjects’, I might have paid attention better. Fortunately I was a goo ...
Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

As we’ve said quite a few times, each Friday we attend a board game held meetup at one of the local colleges. It’s open to the public and anyone interested is welcome. We’ve been bringing the girls along since the first ti ...
Mega Giveaway Day 27 – Just Add Milk Science Kit

Mega Giveaway Day 27 – Just Add Milk Science Kit

Day 27 of our holiday giveaway is filled with edutainment! Just Add Milk is a science kit, an activity kit and a craft all mixed into one. Featured in our list of gift ideas for younger kids, this kit is a perfect idea for making learning f ...