STEM

STEM for Science Saturday:  Inventor’s Secret

STEM for Science Saturday: Inventor’s Secret

With one secret and two friends, the world was changed forever. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors–with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing(…)

Books for Budding Environmentalists

Books for Budding Environmentalists

Here’s our roundup of books for budding environmentalists who celebrate our lovely planet and think about how we can protect it! Pedal Power – How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World Cycling rules the road in Amsterdam today, but that wasn’t always the case. In the 1970’s, Amsterdam was so crowded with(…)

Twinderella – A Fractioned Fairytale

Twinderella – A Fractioned Fairytale

Have you heard the story of Cinderella? Well, you don’t know the half of it. Cinderella had a twin sister, Tinderella. They each did half the housework, half the mending, and half the mean step-sister tending. But when they meet only one prince, what will they do? The whole story has twice the magic and(…)

An Out-Of-This-World Adventure

An Out-Of-This-World Adventure

To the Moon – A Sydney & Simon Adventure Synopsis The chance to meet astronaut Kris Kornfield is a dream come true for twins Sydney and Simon. But first they have to come up with the most creative project about the Earth’s moon. While Sydney’s work is all about the art, and Simon’s is all(…)

Cool Projects with Smithsonian Maker Lab

Cool Projects with Smithsonian Maker Lab

Welcome to Science Saturday.  Here at Mom-Spot, we love STEM and projects you can do at home.  Today, we’d like to introduce you to a fantastic book from DK – Smithsonian Maker Lab.  With this book you can build, invent, create and discover. The materials for all of the activities are easy to get and(…)

STEM Toys – Learn While Playing

STEM Toys – Learn While Playing

Summer may be over for most and that means back to school.  While kids are learning in the classroom, that doesn’t mean they need to stop learning at home.  We aren’t saying that they need to be studying all the time, but having fun and engaging toys that instill STEM skills in such a way that kids won’t(…)