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Creativity

Toxic Laundry Is Creating A Real-World Stranger Things Monster

Toxic Laundry

Creative Activist Calls On All Nerds to Take Action
on Growing Toxic Laundry Epidemic

Viral artist and social activist, Ben Wong, is out to stop a monster. Not the creepy one from Netflix’s Stranger Thing, but a real world monster that is contaminating our water supply?

Toxic laundry.

Clothing made from polyester, nylon, spandex and other synthetic material are releasing tiny plastic fibers every time we do our laundry. That water, in turn, gets put back into our water supply through wastewater treatment centers those fibers are too small to be captured through filtration processes. This “toxic laundry” … READ MORE

Inventors

Young Inventors Find Success in Serious Play at The Chicago Toy & Game Show

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.”           

– Mr. Rogers

 

Every year, toy and game companies spend small fortunes researching, testing and retesting kids to better understand their play habits in the hopes of finding and creating the next big thing. That cool new toy that every kid must have. Or the amazing new game that everyone is talking about. But leave it to two young inventors to do it on their first try!

Meet Olivia Wasilewski and Bryanna Siewers, fifth graders from Palos … READ MORE

Science & Tech

12 Awesome Science Shows to Unleash Your Kid’s Inner Nerdiness

Science Shows

Photo by Frank Okay on Unsplash

Kids’ TV Shows with Seriously Awesome Science

Guest Post by Taylor Flynn of HomeTechScoop.com

 

Screen time is never as good as getting your hands dirty, but there are some great kids’ TV shows that explain scientific concepts in age-appropriate ways. After all, you can’t take a field trip to the jungle or watch the Big Bang for yourself on a Saturday afternoon.

No matter how old your kids are, finding a show that piques their interest in science should be easy. With options that explore natural habitats, outer space, lab experiments, machines and … READ MORE

Science & Tech

Here’s Your Chance to Be an Official Part of a Mars Mission

NASA InSight

NASA’s InSight Mission Is Taking Names To Mars

In November of 2018, the NASA InSight Lander will be landing on Mars. Now you can  add your name to the historic event.

In 2015, nearly 827,000 people signed up to add their names to a silicon microchip on-board the robotic spacecraft. NASA is now adding a second microchip, giving the public another chance to send their names to Mars on the NASA InSight.

To be a part of this mission, you need to submit your name and receive your “Boarding Pass” before Nov. 1, 2017. Click here to get started.

NASA InSight

“Mars … READ MORE

Product & Book Reviews

Meet LEGO Boost: The New Robot on the Block

LEGO Boost Review

LEGO Boost Review:
Making STEM Learning Fun and Nerdy


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If you’re looking for a terrific way to get kids excited about engineering, coding and science, LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox is the perfect entry point.


Looking for a fast, easy and fun way to get into robotics? Meet LEGO Boost, the new LEGO robotics system that allows you to build and code as easy as snapping a few bricks together. With the LEGO system of play and the new Bluetooth-enabled LEGO Move Hub, you can build endless combinations … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life

Nerd Job Alert: Defender of the Earth from Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion

NASA To Hire Full-Time Officer In Charge of Preventing Alien Invasion and to Make Some Lucky Nerd A Legend at Their High School Reunion

Growing up as a Nerd has never been easy but now you can prove your high school classmates and guidance counselor wrong: fighting an alien invasion is now a real career.

Thanks to NASA’s latest job opening, you can now apply to be a Planetary Protection Officer.

As first reported by Business Insider and according to the job description on USAJobs.gov, NASA has an opening for a “planetary protection officer,” or PPO, and pays an … READ MORE