We see the sun every day, but we don’t often think about the energy it has that’s used all over the world. Sure, we know how plants can’t grow without the sun, and we know that the sun is very hot. But what about the electricity that can be harvested from the sun to run lights and other everyday utilities? Solar power converts energy from the sun into electricity. Heat and … [Read more...] about Solar Power for Kids Resource Guide
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It seems lately that we often hear about STEM and its importance. As parents we can introduce concepts at an early age by buying STEM toys for toddlers and babies. The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, but the concept runs a bit deeper. That said, when it comes to toys the idea is more straightforward: toys that encourage students … [Read more...] about STEM Toys for Toddlers that Will Keep Them Engaged
Brief Biography Margaret Hamilton--not to be confused with the Wicked Witch of the West--studied mathematics at the University of Michigan before earning a B.A. in mathematics from Earlham College in 1958. Her initial work as at MIT where she worked on computer software that could predict weather systems, which was later developed to track enemy aircraft during the Cold … [Read more...] about Margaret Hamilton: Resource Guide
Brief Biography Ada Lovelace--nicknamed Princess of Parallelograms by her mother--was a computing pioneer who lived from 1815 - 1852. She earned that designation primarily through her work with Charles Babbage's analytical engine. Though there is some dispute about the extent of her contributions, consensus opinion indicates that she was responsible for the publishing of … [Read more...] about Ada Lovelace: Resource Guide
With inquiry-based learning becoming more popular in classrooms over the last few years to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts, robot kits have become one of the premier learning instruments used. The hands-on concepts taught by these kits are immensely popular, which has led to robot kits being purchased independently by parents for their kids … [Read more...] about How to Decide Which Robot Kit to Buy Your Child?