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5 Genius Upcycling Projects for the Classroom

Teachers are experts at making the most of slim resources. A paper bag, some bath tissue, a few markers, and a little imagination, and they can sweep students on a journey between the stars or diving down through the deepest, darkest depths of the sea. Like modern-day alchemy, the process of turning trash into treasure is called upcycling... and there is a whole lot more to it than simply saving a buck.

8 Celestial Events to Share With Your Kids 

In case you missed it, stargazing in 2018 kicked off with a bang! Don't worry, there are lots of other opportunities during 2018 to get the kids stargazing.

A Special Report from a Kid Scientist!

Last month, we had a kid reporter on the ground for that very special celestial event - the total solar eclipse! Zane, 10 years old, and his dad traveled all the way from New Hampshire to St Clair, Missouri, to view this rare event. Here's his report.

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School is just around the corner! Get young brain gears turning with awesome science activities from Nomad Press!

Book Trailer! Explore Comets and Asteroids!

Check out a book trailer video that's out of this world!

Tinkering Kits for Kids vs. Independent Exploration

If you’re a parent and spend any amount of time on social media, it’s likely you’ve seen sponsored posts that advertise subscriptions for monthly STEM kits to be delivered to your house for your kids’ tinkering pleasure.

 

 

The Science Behind Fidget Spinners!

Fidget spinners! Kids love them, but teachers...not so much. Fidget spinners can be distracting, just like any other fad (hey, anyone up for some water bottle flipping?) and their popularity can detract from their usefulness for kids who do actually use them as a concentration tool.

 

Best Podcasts for Middle Schoolers!

I hate running. But I love having gone running! One way I fix my motivation hiccup (it's just so much nicer on the couch with tea and books) is with podcasts. When I run, I get to listen to an episode, and that's enough to make me want to lace up my sneakers and head out.

Science Activity Time: Make a Robot!

When you see news about self-driving cars, do you get excited or nervous? New technology can be a game changer for how we interact with the world (smartphones!) but for some, getting used to these new interactions can be difficult. Kids, however, don't seem to have this problem.

Snow Day Science Projects for Kids!

Here in Vermont, most school children are enjoying a weather-related day off from school. Many parents and caregivers are enjoying the challenge—how do I keep these kids entertained?

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