Company Information Tegu is one of those companies that has a truly great origin story. The company was founded in 2006 by two American brothers. Chris and Will Haughey are using Tegu to help improve Honduras--one magnetic wooden block at a time. The socially good company offers free trade magnetic blocks, thereby providing sustainable living to Honduran workers. In … [Read more...] about Tegu Blocks: Product Review
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I will try to keep this as rant-free as possible, but no promises. This post will take a look at Lego pricing, specifically for the DC Comics lines ("boy-targeted" and "girl-targeted") and the Lego Junior sets. And, it was prompted by a comment left on the DC Super Hero High School (41232) set and from my browsing LEGO aisles at Target recently. And here is … [Read more...] about LEGO: A Look at Pricing, or Why Does LEGO Junior Cost So Much?
E-textiles, in some fashion, have been around for over a century. However, just recently they have become more mainstream in both the fashion industry and the maker movement. E-textiles are a very accessible electronics project that is engaging to students. Particularly because they can wear their creation. To get you introduced, I suggest taking a look at any of the following … [Read more...] about 5 Books about E-Textiles So You Can Wear Your Next Electronics Project
My first memory about volcanoes comes from a social studies class learning about early Roman and Greek history. As part of the discussion, the teacher discussed Pompeii with us. From there, I checked out a book from the local public library and read about the sad fates of Pompeii's citizens. From there I was hooked for a few weeks, learning anything I could about them and … [Read more...] about Mind (and Magma) Blowing Facts about Volcanoes
Company Educational Insights Recommended Ages: The recommended ages for the Design & Drill Brightworks is 3-7 years old. Contents light up activity board 80 bolts power drill (with 2 bits) instruction manual (includes 12 patterns) You can get an idea of the drill's and bolt's size with this image (quarter for scale): My Thoughts: Learning and … [Read more...] about Drill & Learn BrightWorks: Product Review