Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule is a card game with delightful images, silly names, and rhyming fun. It’s been played about a dozen times in my household; a new popular past time. This is interesting to me because I think the game has a kink to work out, yet the kids in my house won’t stop playing it, figuring out their own rules to get around any issues.

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Nerf Lazer Tag – GeekMom Tested. Bounty Hunter Approved

Hasbro has reinvented laser tag for the new generation; the apple generation that is. I first learned about the system earlier this year and it looked promising. I’m happy to say that the fleshed out product is just as much fun as it was originally advertised. Compatible with the iPhone (3GS and up) and iPod (4th generation and up), this new laser tag is a ton of fun for the entire family.

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Geek Celebrates Hanukkah With Science: Day Eight

It’s been another wonderful science-driven holiday season! We’ve experimented with balloons that blast-off, nearly unsinkable dinghies, delicious math candies, stackable liquids, desiccated dancers, split light, and put a minature Jaques Cousteau in a bottle. Tonight we’re going to give Hanukkah a fine send-off with another trick of the light.   I got the idea for […]

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Geek Celebrates Hanukkah With Science: Day Five

It’s Hanukkah, and in my house that means it’s time to celebrate with science! Tonight, we poured some bubbly and drowned our…raisins. Well, we tried to drown them, but raisins are surprisingly good swimmers. In the video above, my five-year-old explains how “The Raisin Lifting Experiment” works, but even after the experiment was finished and […]

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Geek Celebrates Hanukkah With Science: Day Three

Unconventional holiday traditions are fun for the whole family! So far this year, my family has celebrated Hanukkah by launching rockets indoors and constructing small boats in order to sink them. Today we’re delving deeper, into the very language of science. That’s right; it’s math time. Roger Bacon said, “Mathematics is the gate and key […]

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Geek Celebrates Hanukkah With Science: Day Two

Hanukkah is the festival of lights, and in my family, we celebrate with illuminating science experiments. Yesterday, we launched a balloon rocket, and today we’re sinking ships. Well, tin foil boats, actually, but this small experiment holds greater drama than you might expect. We thought it would be a simple to float and then sink […]

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Indoor Camping: An Oxymoron

As summer revs up into full swing, many of us are taking family vacations. Lots of families chose to go camping. Tents, smores, pine trees swaying in the breeze, ghost stories around the campfire… what’s not to love? Well, apparently a lot. A new business venture recently caught my eye and I was more than a […]

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LEGO Bricks Replace Crumbling Architecture

  Some kids idolize athletes, others idolize screen stars. Mine idolizes people like Jan Vormann, who goes nowhere without his bag of LEGO bricks. Vormann has traveled to cities like Tel Aviv, Barcelona, and New York where he uses LEGO bricks to fill in crumbling architecture as part of his dispatchwork project. Some of his […]

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Geek Equals Math Plus Art

“Mathematics is the gate and key of the sciences. …Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of this world.” –Roger Bacon Math is one of those quintessentially geeky things that are often taught so badly that even some of […]

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