MakeCrate – The #STEM Subscription Box

MakeCrate – The #STEM Subscription Box

There are all kinds of subscription box services these days but this one, MakeCrate, is particularly fun and educational! If you have kids that are love to make things, create, things, and love the science and fun behind it then this is the program for them. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is such an exciting thing for so many kids and adults. I think it is popular because it can … Continue Reading →
Total Solar Eclipse Roundup: Make your own safe eclipse viewer, crafts, recipes, worksheets and more

Total Solar Eclipse Roundup: Make your own safe eclipse viewer, crafts, recipes, worksheets and more

The world is ending!!! No, no, no, really it is not, it is just a total solar eclipse. While it seems like a very rare occurrence, solar eclipses happen on a fairly regular basis. This one seems bigger because there is a great viewing path across the United States. I am in St. Louis, Missouri and the path goes right over my area so it is huge news here. The … Continue Reading →
Solar Eclipse Music Playlist

Solar Eclipse Music Playlist

In case you haven’t heard, there is a total solar eclipse coming soon. I plan on watching the eclipse myself and created a Solar Eclipse Music playlist on Microsoft Groove Music to listen to during the event. I have tried to include songs from several genres so there is something for everyone. Solar Eclipse Playlist Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne Eclipse by Pink … Continue Reading →
August is Happiness Happens Month and the Science of Happiness Infographic

August is Happiness Happens Month and the Science of Happiness Infographic

You all know I love unique holidays and celebrations and I just found out that August is Happiness Happens Month! This celebration is made for people like me! Being happy has got to be the best thing – I mean what is not to love about it? This week’s infographic is all about the science of happiness. There are some really interesting facts about our brains and factors that influence … Continue Reading →
INFOGRAPHIC: The Workings of Fireworks

INFOGRAPHIC: The Workings of Fireworks

Happy 4th of July! I found a great infographic this week on the workings of fireworks which includes a cross-section view. We love stuff like this in our home! I’m not sure if the Discovery Channel or Learning Channel (or along those lines) will be running their firework shows this year, but if they are they are worth the time to watch. We have watched most of them several times … Continue Reading →
Build Your Own Solar-Powered Phone Charger

Build Your Own Solar-Powered Phone Charger

Summer is here and the sun is out. Why not use the sun to your advantage and make yourself a solar-powered phone charger. This is also a great project for the kids to keep them learning this summer. My son loved making science projects like this all the time. I found this infographic with step-by-step instructions to make your own charger and a little extra info about solar power. Will you … Continue Reading →
Learn About Butterflies Day – Infographic

Learn About Butterflies Day – Infographic

Today is “Learn About Butterflies Day” so I had to find a fun infographic for this week that was about butterflies. I love this animated one with 42 butterflies of North America that is animated! Amazing work by Tabletop Whale on this creation! I actually came across another wonderful infographic about butterflies that I encourage you to go take a look at. Terri Wilhelm created it herself and has them … Continue Reading →
National Popcorn Month and Science of Popcorn Infographic

National Popcorn Month and Science of Popcorn Infographic

This week’s infographic is all about popcorn since October in National Popcorn Month. I have always been a fan of popcorn. When I was young my dad always made popcorn in a skillet on the stove – a black pan with a green lid. Over the top he added some melted butter. When I saw Dad making lots of popcorn and putting the finished into a brown paper bag I … Continue Reading →
Quick Facts About the Supermoon [infographic]

Quick Facts About the Supermoon [infographic]

The moon looks bigger tonight, it’s the supermoon! Go outside and take a look. We actually will have more of these larger than usual moon appearances this summer. This week’s infographic is of course all about this super moon phenomena. Did you go outside to take a look? Did it look bigger to you? Continue Reading →