Heather Myers

Top 8 DIY Science Experiments You Need to Try with Your Kids

—–Updated for 2020—– Many educators and newly-minted “homeschool teachers” have been reaching out for at-home activities to engage young minds in STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math). These are tough times. And we want to help. In addition to the 8 DIY Science activities below, check out these resources for STEAM while social distancing. If …

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Can Gaming be the Pivotal Ingredient to Get Girls to Code?

Video games have been around since the 70’s and have become increasingly popular for kids and adults with each new game development, but when we think about video game players, who comes to mind? The stigma is that the industry is male-dominated–filled with adolescent boys and adult men who play first-person shooters. While part of …

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Special Needs and STEM: Help These Students Help the World

We’ve all heard that STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is highly beneficial for today’s students to learn and engage in. Scientific and technological innovations are rapidly increasing in our world every single day. STEM is the next generation’s future and is a huge part of their day-to-day routines. But what about students with …

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Screen Time: Benefits, Risks, and When to Draw the Line

Television, social media, smartphones, tablets. In today’s world, technological advances have made us heavily reliant on our different screens. In fact, more than 64% of American adults now own a smartphone and the average American household has more televisions than people (Minnesota Department of Health, 2016). There are a lot of differing opinions out there …

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