Posts Tagged ‘kid science’



LEGO’s New Toys Celebrate STEM & Women in Science

Good news for lovers of tiny, plastic science – female LEGO researchers will hit shelves this August. On Wednesday, the company announced a new collection titled “Research Institute,” an all-female line with characters pursuing three distinct fields: astronomy, paleontology and chemistry. The project came about after Swedish geochemist Ellen Kooijman submitted it to Lego Ideas, a fan-based incubator […]

October 2013 E-News: It’s International Dinosaur Month and the Award Goes to…

Way back in 1841, Richard Owen first classified a group of related fossils as “Dinosauria,” which translates to “terrible lizard” in ancient Greek. But dinosaurs aren’t terrible, they’re wonderful! And since 1841, these planet-ruling, long-extinct creatures have been exciting our imaginations, changing what we know about Earth’s history, and giving pop culture its most popular and […]

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You for All YOU Do!

As we celebrate teachers this week, there are so many things to be thankful for, but we should start at the top with a recognition that we appreciate everything that teachers do. Walking into a classroom every day, motivating, inspiring, and yes, teaching children is certainly an endeavor worth celebrating! For our part, we’d like […]

All Candy. All Science. All FUN – Make Your Halloween Scientifically Spooky!

Drop a Warhead in baking soda water, and bubbles erupt. Leave a Skittle in water, and the S floats to the surface. Melt a Starburst, and shiny oil spots form. That’s right, next week is Halloween which means – All Candy. All Science. All FUN!  Candy experiments are a great way to use up all […]

Science Goes for Gold with New NBC Series: The Science of the Olympics!

Tomorrow the quest for Olympic Gold begins as the best athletes in the world gather in London to battle it out for their chance of athletic glory. If all goes well, the organization and technology that runs the event will be seamlessly invisible, allowing fans both at the event and at home to follow every step, […]

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz Google Doodle Gets Wavy!

Today’s Google Doodle honors German Physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz who is probably best known for the unit of measurement that bears his name. Hertz’s experiments in electromagnetism paved the way for wireless communications, as he was the first scientist to prove the existence of electromagnetic waves. His early research served as an expansion of the theory of […]

Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin!

                        The Lightning Rod When most of us think about Benjamin Franklin and his inventions, we think about a man running around outside during a thunderstorm with a kite. Ask any child and they will be quick to tell you that Benjamin Franklin invented […]

FUN Holiday Science – Poinsettia pH Paper!

Image Source: Pixabay.com Many plants contain pigments that are responsive to changes in acidity. An example is the poinsettia plant, which has colored ‘flowers’ (really specialized leaves called bracts). Although poinsettias are perennials in warmer climates, most people are likely to see them used as a decorative houseplant over the winter holidays. You can extract […]

12 Days of Christmas – Cool Science Christmas Presents!

Image Source: Pixabay.com It’s possible I’m a little biased, but I think science-y Christmas presents are the coolest! There are all sorts of chemistry sets, crystal growing kits, glow in the dark experiments and other educational toys and gifts. You can apply your knowledge of science to impress by making personalized presents, like handcrafted perfume, […]

Santa’s Existence Finally Proven Using High Tech iPhone App Software!

It has been the holiday mystery of the ages – the real life existence of Father Christmas, better known to children around the world as the jolliest of elves… Santa Claus. Over the years, the FBI, Scotland Yard, MENSA and the Illuminati have all tried in vain to gather proof that the man in the […]