Get Inspired by the 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge!

MoonBots

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge, an international competition sponsored by XPRIZE and Google that invites kids to design, create and program their own lunar rover.

How To Raise Word Geeks

word nerd, word games, dictionary games,

This book, however old and tattered, holds the power to create word nerds. Do you have one?

Where Will Your Roadmap Take You?

Image: Chronicle Books

By the people who created the documentary series, Roadtrip Nation, Roadmap’s premise is that it exists to help people find their own road in life, find one that fits them and their needs, wants, and desires, and is decided upon by both their head and their heart.

Raising Citizens of the World

raising Earth citizens, planetary citizens, global learners

Here are dozens of ideas and resources for helping our kids understand the many ways they’re linked to their fellow beings on this beautiful blue/green planet.

Kalk: A Card Game That Makes Math Fun!

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GeekMom Mel talks to game designers Tommy and Jonathan, the makers of Kalk, about their Kickstarter campaign. Math really can be fun!

We Love Language Maps

http://wordmap.co/

Language maps show you what words and phrases are trending, how dialect distinguishes us, and how words sound in different languages.

Beautiful Dendrites: Snowflake Science

Photo: Patricia Vollmer.

If you’re dealing with this current Arctic cold blast in the upper Midwest, GeekMom Patricia will tell you about the gorgeous snowflakes can form in these temperatures.

GeekMom Mel Chats With Kyle Hill, Science Editor of Nerdist

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I don’t know about you, but there is nothing I love more than to read about science that’s presented in an entertaining and digestible way, especially when it pertains to topics I geek out about anyway, like comics and video games.

Science Literacy: Statistics Shmatistics

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Reading GeekMom will make your day 39% happier, your children 50% smarter, and the world 100% better. Hmm…maybe learning about statistics would help.