Experiments

Mars Month: ‘The Search for Life on Mars’ by E Howell and N Booth

'The Search for Life on Mars' is a detailed look at humanity's quest to discover conclusive evidence of life on…

July 24, 2020

Mars Month: Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars by Kate Greene

'Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars' recounts the time author Kate Greene spent living inside a simulated Mars…

July 13, 2020

Mars Month: Pepper Mint in The Magnificent Mars Expedition

The Magnificent Mars Expedition is a STEM kit that includes a story linking to experiments and activities you can do…

July 8, 2020

The Hero I Needed Twenty Years Ago: Kate the Chemist

In two new books from Kate the Chemist, here's a little homeschool help that will distill a love of Chemistry…

April 21, 2020

The Scientific Method: It’s Not Just for High School!

How are scientists using the scientific method to solve the mystery of Enceladus's icy plumes? This tool isn't just for…

February 25, 2020

Beaker Creatures: Science Toys Meet Blind-Box Style Collectibles

Beaker Creatures is a range of STEM-focused toys combined with blind box style toy collecting and over 50 alien creatures…

May 9, 2019

Purple Cow Crazy Scientist Lab – Science at the Ready

Quick and easy science experiments for ages 6 to 99.

October 9, 2017

The Science of Crowd Counting & 3 Ways to Teach Kids Estimation

Patricia introduces the science of counting crowds and methods to show kids how to estimate large numbers.

January 29, 2017

‘Oh, Ick!’ That Was Fun

Science is awesome. And also gross.

December 21, 2016

MEL Chemistry – Your Gift Solution

I had the opportunity to try out the MEL Science Chemistry kit, and, I have to say, it's a winner.

December 15, 2016

Potions 101: Adding a Little Magic to Your Science (Or Science to Your Magic)

Here's a textbook from a Hogwarts Potions class, which, remarkably enough, can also be used as a textbook for fun…

July 18, 2016

Why is the Sky Blue Here, Not There?

GeekMom Patricia answers questions about why the sky is so much more blue in the western United States.

February 8, 2015

Extract Fruit DNA at Home

Learn how to extract fruit DNA at home!

October 17, 2014

Water Bead Science

What happens when you freeze water beads?

September 28, 2014

Summer Science Fun: Playing With Water Phases

Simple experiments with a cup, water and ice cubes that will demonstrate the water cycle to kids.

May 21, 2014

Groovy Lab in a Box: Review, Interview, Coupon Code, and Giveaway!

Groovy Lab in a Box is a subscription box program that brings numerous STEM-focused activities to your elementary-school-aged children every…

March 24, 2014

Seed Science

For many of us taught in traditional schooling, science "lab" was about following directions and if you didn't get the…

March 21, 2014

STEM Science Stations Float Kids’ Boats

Kids can get their hands wet in STEM exploring the activities in Lakeshore Learning's Sink or Float STEM Science Station.

January 13, 2014

Ants… in… Spaaace!

The latest ISS re-supply mission will include a shipment of ants involved in a K-12 educational research project.

January 9, 2014

Geeky Projects Make Learning a Joy

Parenting can have serious challenges, but learning shouldn't be one of them. It should be fun.

December 5, 2013