Introduce your child to robotics engineering and design using the Robotis pet STEM toy. I had been eyeing the Robotis Play 600 PETs set for a while when Timberdoodle asked if was interested in reviewing it. I couldn't believe my luck! This STEM themed educational toy is a wonderful way for children to explore robotics engineering and design. It is the perfect way to … [Read more...] about An Exciting Way to Introduce Kids to Robotics
Why is STEAM education so important? It's easy enough to see the value in teaching science, technology, education, art, and mathematics on their own. Why pull them together under a STEAM umbrella? Why Is STEAM Education So Important? As regular readers know, I am the fourth of ten siblings. We work in ten very different fields. I find concrete examples really … [Read more...] about Why Is STEAM Education So Important?
Design a video game with Bloxels, and then play the game YOU designed! This game is a great educational creative play experience that any kid will enjoy. Planning and Design Made Fun with Bloxels My kids were super excited when they found out that we would receive a review copy of Bloxels: Build Your Own Video Game. In this game, you use small plastic cubes to build … [Read more...] about Planning and Design Made Fun with Bloxels
The only rotating boat lift (boat elevator) in the world, the Falkirk Wheel is an engineering marvel. If you wanted to connect two bodies of water that were at vastly different heights, how would you do it? In Scotland, brilliant engineers built a rotating boat elevator called the Falkirk Wheel - and we got to ride on it while we were living in Edinburgh this summer! Why … [Read more...] about An Elevator for Boats?! Falkirk Wheel, Engineering Marvel
Canal Locks - a system for connecting two bodies of water that have different water levels - have been around for centuries, and continue to be built today. How do canal locks work? Through brilliantly simple engineering that stands the test of time! Let's take a look. Learning About Canal Locks I was first introduced to Canal Locks as an elementary school student … [Read more...] about How do Canal Locks Work? Brilliantly Simple Engineering