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(…)

STEM Toys:  Stomp Rocket Ultra LED

STEM Toys: Stomp Rocket Ultra LED

Beginning in 2017, we have designated Saturday’s as #ScienceSaturday and are specifically promoting #STEM.  The fourth Saturday of the month we will be bringing you an amazing toy that is STEM based.  This month, we are proud to feature the Stomp Rocket Ultra LED.  This toy features 4 Foam Tipped LED Lit Rockets.  These rockets(…)

Explore the Next Generation of Construction Toys with Lite Poppers

Explore the Next Generation of Construction Toys with Lite Poppers

This time of year, we are inundated with toys and books to review and present to you, our readers.  There are some we don’t even show you and that’s because well, we wouldn’t buy them for our kids.  There are some, however, that we go absolutely BONKERS over because they are so fun and ingenious.(…)

An engaging introduction to electronics,  packed with hands-on projects

An engaging introduction to electronics, packed with hands-on projects

Electronics for Kids, a new book from No Starch Press, feeds youngsters’ natural curiosity about electronics through fun, hands-on projects; colorful illustrations; and beginner-friendly instructions. Electronics for Kids (No Starch Press, $24.95, 328 pp., July 2016) features projects like an electronic coin tosser, an electromagnet, an electric motor, an intruder alarm, a musical instrument, a(…)

Arduino Project Handbook: 25 Practical Projects to Get You Started

Arduino Project Handbook: 25 Practical Projects to Get You Started

The Arduino is a wildly popular, low-cost, and easy-to-use microcontroller that opens up a world of possibilities for building with electronics. It’s a great hands-on way to learn about the magic of electronics, and it’s caught the STEM wave, big time.  If you have a tinkerer or a kid that loves science, this is a(…)

Book a Day December: Post 3

Book a Day December: Post 3

I have recently been made aware of a wonderful December tradition for families and that is giving your children a book a day leading up to Christmas, starting on December 1st.  Maybe I have been living under a rock, but this is the first I’ve heard of this tradition.  As many of you know, we(…)