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Gettin’ Fizzy with the Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab

 

Beaker Creatures

Raising Nerd Product Review: Learning Resources Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab

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.

Beaker Creatures

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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Importance of Play

The Importance of Play With Famed Pop-Up Book Artist Matthew Reinhart

Matthew Reinhart

 


“I remember enjoying making up stories, building unique Star Wars environments, and filling them with all my toys, much more than actually playing with my friends within them.”

Matthew Reinhart
New York Times Best Seller


 

If you want to talk about how play can lead to a successful career, just ask our good friend, author and pop-up book magician Matthew Reinhart. From Frozen to Game of Thrones, Matthew makes stories and paper come to life with equal parts engineering and imagination.

Matthew Reinhart

Matthew recently helped Disney Pixar pay homage to its iconic character universe with PIXAR: READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life

How Jeremy Fryer-Biggs’ Evaptainers Aims To Save The World (pt. 2)

Jeremy Fryer-Biggs

Episode 111: MythBusters Motorcycle Bike Flip (2008)

 


We wanted to develop a technology that allowed hardworking rural farmers to earn more from their labor and allowed families without a refrigerator in their homes to lose less money on wasted food.”


 

In part one of our series, we learned that Jeremy Fryer-Biggs’ path to Evaptainers has been one heavily influenced not only by his creativity, curiosity, altruism, and entrepreneurial spirit, but also dyslexia. He’s overcome the challenges of a learning “disorder” to succeed as an inventor, designer, maker, engineer, artist, and sustainability champion, not to mention a certified … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life

How Jeremy Fryer-Biggs Overcame Dyslexia to Find His Creativity And Help Save The World

JEREMY FRYER-BIGGS

 

My middle school Shop class, aka Industrial Arts, was recess for me. It was the one place could get out from behind my desk, get my hands dirty, and come away having created something tangibly cool. Something that was useful, made with care, and could be displayed proudly for everyone to see. Something that said, “I made this for you with love, mom/dad.”

In Mr. Adamusko’s (7th grade) and Mr. Scheib’s (8th grade) classes, I learned just how broad the industrial arts spectrum was: electrical wiring, welding, drawing, silk screening, staining, painting, woodworking, designing, injection molding, sculpting, manufacturing, and … READ MORE

Science & Tech

Join the Movement That Will Make An Impact for 10,000 Years

Can A Film Save The Oceans?

Ocean Film ChallengeIf legendary oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle, has anything to do with it, the Ocean Film Challenge will do just that.

How we treat the oceans in the next 10 years will determine the fate of our planet for the next 10,000 years. There is no other planet. No water anywhere else. We have to save this.

In support of Dr. Sylvia Earle, the Ocean Film Challenge kicks off Blue Out Day, a massive initiative to move a billion people to act in support of the ocean on June 8, also known … READ MORE

Science & Tech

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Nerds of all Ages

We all know it’s easy to say that we should take better care of the planet, but there is a lot of guess work and research needed to implement some of these actions.  So Rogue Mom has tied herself to the computer trying to make positive change a little easier for all of us with tips and research on Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!

So pick one or all, but either way, find your cause to help make this a better place for our next generation. Happy Earth Day!

1. Pick-Up Trash or Organize a Community Clean-Up

Whenever we go … READ MORE