Rogue Mom Rating 4.5 Nerds (out of 5)
The 7 second summary is this super cool reactor lab is a great science toy for kids who love to experiment. But don’t worry, kids who aren’t very interested in science or adults who want to control the mess in their house will also enjoy the fun as well.
What We Like About Beaker Creatures
- SCIENCE! We love that the guide explains how acids and bases react to form carbon dioxide. NERD FACT: In this experiment, you’re adding water,
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“My approach to type design is based in my background in art. I’m a drawer. I carry a sketchbook almost everywhere I go. I draw in it almost everyday.” -Cyrus Highsmith
From Entertainment Weekly to the Wall Street Journal, Cyrus Highsmith’s font designs are making headlines. With cool names like Scout, Antenna and Gasket, he takes his inspiration from everywhere including plants. Let’s explore engineering and technology in typography creation as Cyrus shares the how and why of font design.
“Unfortunately, there weren’t any classes at my school about type design. I had to teach myself. At the … READ MORE
We continue our series on Men in the Arts with famed illustrator, Frankie B Washington. With over 30 years experience working as a professional illustrator, Frankie has more experience than words can communicate. From advertising, storyboards and key-frames for studios, to Marvel Comics trading cards and Transformers, just have a look at his hand drawn art and see what Frankie B is all about!
“I consider myself a versatile illustrator because of my many years working in advertising and with various art & creative directors. Working with many different clients forced me to have an adaptable art style yet
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Claudia Fiorini, PhD – Research Associate in Pediatrics
Boston Children’s Hospital
Division of Hematology/Oncology
When I was a child in elementary school back in Italy, I was often sick and had to stay home from school for a few days at a time. Pneumonia – you know, that sort of thing. That gives you a lot of time to think and plan for disasters.
When I was a little better, but not well enough to go to school, my mom would entertain me by letting me basically destroy the apartment as I wished with all sorts of experiments.
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PhD Larry Cohen, author of Playful Parenting, gets serious about play with Raising Nerd. From growing up as an anxious child and transforming into an adult who can find play even when a gun is pointed at him, read his expert tips on how to get more play into your day.
“Put connection first in every aspect of parenting. That means LIGHTEN UP, because humor is more connecting than seriousness. “
How did you become an “expert” in play and Playful Parenting?
I was a very serious and anxious child, so play didn’t come easily to me … READ MORE
For the last month, we’ve been building up to Feb 11th International Women & Girls in Science Day, we have been connecting with some amazing Women in Science. When girls are able to not only imagine, but literally see others like themselves in a STEM career and are encouraged, we know they are more likely to pursue and stick with STEM subjects in school. That’s why here at Raising Nerd, we wanted to share stories of REAL women in Science. From failures, to perseverance, to bravery…these women are truly inspirational and are helping pave the way for future … READ MORE