Education

Inspire Young Chemists With the Colorful Crystal Lab from Ooze Labs

Ooze Labs' Colorful Crystal Lab is one of four super fun STEM kits to bring out the budding scientist in…

September 24, 2020

Review—′A Family Guide to Terrariums for Kids′—Let′s Get Planting!

Creating terrariums is a fun and relaxing activity.

September 15, 2020

Review—’Plasticus Maritimus’- Diving Into a Sea of Problems

This relevant translation can really help us view the problem in all its complexity.

September 8, 2020

Quarto Classroom Launches on September 1st!

Free videos, lessons, workshops, and more will be made available.

September 1, 2020

GeekMom: Votes for Women: Happy 100th Anniversary, 19th Amendment!

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Though it was…

August 18, 2020

GeekMom: Soldiers in Petticoats: 100 Years of Voting Rights

My earliest encounter with the Suffragettes was probably the same as everyone else my age, Winifred Banks singing “Sister Suffragette”…

August 18, 2020

GeekMom: Remote School: How Week 1 Went for Us

School has popped back in session for my kids. Last Spring, our 4th quarter was handled a lot more casually…

August 16, 2020

Nevertheless, ‘She Votes’: An Important New Book on Women’s History

Tl;dr: She Votes is a powerful book not to be missed. The 19th Amendment The right of citizens of the…

August 6, 2020

Masks and COVID-19: What, Why and Where

A little background: I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where we're required to wear face masks when we're…

May 14, 2020

4 Steps to an Extra Laptop for Schooling at Home

Many families find themselves short on computing devices for schooling at home... here’s a free plan for using CloudReady to…

March 23, 2020

IDW Partners With Smithsonian Enterprises to Create New Graphic Novels

Stay tuned later this year to see new comics and other products created through a new joint effort from IDW…

January 9, 2020

NASA Comes Out With 2020’s Moon Phase Calendar and Calculator

Download and assemble NASA's free 2020 Moon Phase Calendar and Calculator now!

December 14, 2019

Helping Kids Understand the U.S. Constitution Makes for a Future Informed Electorate

Understanding what makes up the U.S. Constitution, how our government is set up, and the historical context for it all…

December 8, 2019

From the Depths of Outer Space to Traveling to the Age of the Dinosaurs

Whether you're into space or dinosaurs, Smithsonian Books' two new references are something to behold.

November 26, 2019

Discover Unusual Places Around the World With ‘Atlas Obscura (2nd Edition)’

"Where should we go next?" you ask? The folks at Atlas Obscura have hundreds of suggestions.

October 24, 2019

12 Things to Know About Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is tomorrow, October 11th. This post covers 12 facts you should be aware of for this…

October 10, 2019

Game Creation is Doodlematic Gameplay

Teaching the other side of game creation – Doodlematic can help teach game design and dynamics to complement coding skills…

October 3, 2019

Savor Stephen Fry’s Reimaginings of Greek Myths in ‘Mythos’

A fun way to read the traditional Greek myths, Stephen Fry's 'Mythos' is out today in a new U.S. version.

August 27, 2019

Word Wednesday: Science Ninjas

'Science Ninjas: Big Trouble with Simple Machines' is a perfect introduction to the principles of engineering.

August 7, 2019

Apollo 50th: Celebrating ‘Apollo’s Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings’

On this 50th anniversary year of the first moon landing, learn about some old and new perspectives on the significance…

July 16, 2019

A Geek’s Weight Loss Chronicles — Chapter 2: Data, Data, Data

I'm a geek. I turned 50 this year, and finally hit a point where I knew I needed to make…

July 12, 2019

What Are You Doing for the 4th of July?

It's always fun to go do a little reading at Wikipedia and other resources to learn just how relative the…

July 4, 2019

A Geek’s Weight Loss Chronicles, Chapter 1: Background and the Diet

I'm a geek. I turned 50 this year, and finally hit a point where I knew I needed to make…

July 2, 2019

Stack Overflow: Books for Summer Activities

Here's a stack of books that'll keep your kids entertained and (in some cases) educated this summer!

June 17, 2019

Making and Sharing Memories of Apollo

Ways to share and make Apollo 11 memories this summer.

June 4, 2019

‘Statue of Liberty’ Augmented Reality iOS App

I’m a huge history buff (and of course a tech geek), so when the two intersect I am all over…

May 28, 2019

PBS Kids Playtime Pad and Portable DVD Player

Ematic releases a PBS Kids Playtime Pad and Portable DVD Player for the tiniest geeks in your family!

May 23, 2019

Learn Entry-Level Astronomy With National Geographic’s ‘Backyard Guide to the Night Sky’

Study the night sky from your own backyard, with your kids, your friends, or just yourself, but don't forget to…

April 25, 2019

The Curious Ecology of Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log provide a curious climate musical for your kids.

April 18, 2019

‘Monstrum’ Addresses ‘Game of Thrones’ White Walkers, More in New Series

Are 'Game of Thrones' White Walkers really Nordic draugr? PBS and YouTube team up to answer that question and more…

April 15, 2019

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