STEM

Little Passports Science Expeditions

Little Passports Science Expeditions

We have a very strong passion here at Mom-Spot for any and all STEM activities.  My daughter has been in to science from the time she was able to walk.  We’ve done science experiments in the kitchen, basement, outside, at Grandma’s House – you get the idea.  It’s a part of our life!  Imagine how(…)

Ask a Science Teacher #ScienceSaturday

Ask a Science Teacher #ScienceSaturday

Fun and fascinating science is everywhere, and it’s a cinch to learn—just ask a science teacher! We’ve all grown so used to living in a world filled with wonders that we sometimes forget to wonder about them: What creates the wind? Do fish sleep? Why do we blink? These are common phenomena, but it’s a(…)

STEM Books for Science Saturday:  Fearless Flyer

STEM Books for Science Saturday: Fearless Flyer

Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine On November 19, 1916, at 8:25 a.m., Ruth Law took off on a flight that aviation experts thought was doomed. She set off to fly nonstop from Chicago to New York City. Sitting at the controls of her small bi-plane, exposed to the elements, Law battled fierce(…)

DSG Helps Kids Learn about Engineering with Peers from around the Globe

DSG Helps Kids Learn about Engineering with Peers from around the Globe

Design Squad Global, the digital and out-of-school initiative, created by Boston public media producer WGBH, that develops engineering skills and cross-cultural engagement for kids ages 10 to 13, is launching 127 new clubs in February and March across the United States—in Austin, TX, Palm Beach, FL, Los Angeles, CA, and other locations—and in 12 countries,(…)

Sir Cumference and the Fracton Fair #STEM

Sir Cumference and the Fracton Fair #STEM

We first Met Sir Cumference at the First Round Table and couldn’t get enough of him.  He’s off on a new math adventure and this time it’s at the Fracton Fair. Sir Cumference and Lady Di discover “Fracton numbers” while purchasing cloth and cheese at the Fracton Faire. While twofourths may seem like the same(…)

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat #ScienceSaturday

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat #ScienceSaturday

One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America’s South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra,(…)