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STEM for Science Saturday:  Nanotechnology

STEM for Science Saturday: Nanotechnology

Super Gear: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up How are the sports played by Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Michelle Wie, and Usain Bolt related? Nanotechnology! Engineers manipulate nanoparticles – so small that they can’t be seen without a special microscope – to invent new materials with astonishing properties. This is the cutting-edge science of nanotechnology, and(…)

Family Activities:  Wait Till It Gets Dark

Family Activities: Wait Till It Gets Dark

It’s night. It’s dark. It’s time to go indoors—or is it? The outdoors at night can be a scary place, but this book will help young readers investigate the mysterious nature of night. To explore the night, it would be great to have eyes like an owl, the sensitive nose of a deer, and feet(…)

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(…)

Inspiring a Love of Reading Together with Science and Math

Inspiring a Love of Reading Together with Science and Math

We present a lot of books here at Mom-Spot as we have a passion for literacy as well as STEM.  Today, we wanted to introduce you to one of our favorite publishers as they share the same passion – Arbordale Press.  They are on a mission to inspire a love of reading together with science(…)

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(…)

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(…)