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

Science Shows

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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

Product & Book Reviews

With The Aquascope, Your Budding Marine Biologist Can Get Up Close & Personal with Water Life

Educational Insights Aquascope™ Review

During the spring and summer, my Nerds practically live in the water. Whether they’re wading through a creek, diving into the pool at swim practice, or splashing around in the surf, they love taking a plunge. In addition to cooling off, one of the big draws for my curious girls is being able to explore what life is like below the surface. They love touring aquariums and other aquatic adventures.

Educational Insights, makers of the GeoSafari line among other STEM toys, knows that kids like mine love diving into nature. That’s why the toymaker … 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

Science & Tech

Amaze and Inspire Your Nerds with Halloween Science

Halloween is the Perfect Time For Creepy Science Fun

Science is fun. Halloween is fun. Halloween science is Nerd-tastic fun!

Science is the pursuit of the unknown. Measuring, classifying, and otherwise quantifying the nature of our world. Proving or disproving hypotheses. Understanding states of existence. Cause and effect.

It’s a battle of fact vs. fiction. And because of that, science can stir a fear of the unknown. Fear of things both beyond and sometimes frighteningly within our control.

Science is challenging. Creative. Daunting. Relentless.

Science is often an awe-inspiring spectacle. The mystery of science ignites a Nerd’s curiosity. And that … READ MORE

Product & Book Reviews

Kids Daily Planner Gets Your Creative Nerds Psyched About Their Future – One Day at a Time

Kids Daily Planner

Some of the other Nationial Geographic KIDS books my Nerds have acquired at school book fairs the past few years.

National Geographic Kids Daily Planner Helps Busy Kids
Get Creative and Organized in a New Old-Fashioned Way

Summary

Now that my Nerds are back to school, everyone’s hectic schedule has gotten even more so. Managing my girls’ Tae Kwon Do schedules was tough enough over the mostly relaxing summer. With the fall session in full swing, we’ve now added soccer practices and games, PTA meetings, choir performances, ice cream socials, fall festivals, field trip/permission slip deadlines, birthday parties, play dates, … 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