A list of physical goods to teach your kids programming and electronics. Perfect for celebrating Hour of Code or as gifts under your Yuletide tree.
What to do when a child’s curiosity destroys household electronics? Channel that curiosity into learning, of course, thanks to the EEMC monthly kits.
Airing this Saturday, October 24, at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT, is “The Pluto Rescue.” And yes, I did say 8:30 a.m. On a Saturday. Remind you of anything? This one guest stars Wil Wheaton as he tries to take over a planet. What could be better than that?
Other than the attractive but questionable title (which sometimes wreaks havoc on precise search engine searches), I love this book. I mean, you’ve got space. You’ve got photography. And I’m pretty sure there are very few people out there who do astrophotography better than NASA.
This week, we chat with Sascha Paladino, creator and executive producer of ‘Miles From Tomorrowland,’ currently in its first season on Disney Junior.
If you don’t have preschoolers or very young kids, you might not be watching (or even aware of) ‘Miles From Tomorrowland,’ but – I hate to say it – you’re missing out. This show is smart. Not only is it a show that I happily let my kids watch, but it’s also that rare beast: a kids show I honestly don’t mind watching myself.
“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor—won’t you be mine?” And with that simple refrain, I’m a kid again.
While the West Coast was busy with Comic Con in San Diego, I was busy taking my minions to ConnectiCon.
Ruby Roth is the author of three children’s books–‘That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals,’ ‘Vegan Is Love,’ and, her latest, ‘V Is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind.’ All of Roth’s books are about raising kids who are compassionate and inquisitive about the status quo.
Quarterly Co. is another contender in the surprise-in-a-box arena. Their unique take is that they have different subscriptions based on curators. When I heard that none other than Wil Wheaton was becoming a curator, I signed up immediately.
The new adventure series features out-of-this-world space missions and celebrity voices.
Need a con for young adults that is as much community as event? ConnectiCon is what you want.
A glimpse of the wonderful cosplays at ConnectiCon last weekend.
I can’t tell you every session or event to be at, but I can recommend ten events that every geek dad should go to.
OSIRIS-REx, an asteroid mission lead by professor Dante Lauretta at the University of Arizona, will carry your name into space!
In the final chat in a series of interviews with the theorists on how Superman shaves, we sit down and talk with two of the MythBusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, about the Large Hadron Collider, lawnmowers, and jazz improvisation.
In a series of interviews with the theorists on how Superman shaves, we sit down and chat with Mayim Bialik about denaturing enzymes, STEM advocacy, and how much she loves comics.
The second in the White House’s “We the Geeks” hangouts is scheduled for today at 2pm EDT, and the topic is asteroids.
Kevin Smith talks about Superman’s beard, the upcoming Man of Steel movie, and comic book culture in this GeekDad interview.
Science funding gets a nice boost in the new budget.
Five cyclists who brought honor to the sport of cycling.
Have you ever wondered how the US got to the point where funding missions to space just isn’t that important? Paul Hildebrandt wondered, and he’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary and answer that question.
Nothing like flying marshmallows to keep the secret service busy protecting President Barak Obama. Tuesday was the second annual White House Science Fair. The president seemed to have a blast playing with science yesterday, he even caused a little bit of innocent trouble with 14 year old Maker Faire veteran, Joey Hudy of Phoenix, AZ, […]
There’s been a lot written about the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives going on in the United States, on this and many other blogs. If you’re an American geek, you’re probably just as concerned as we at GeekDad …
There is something very reassuring about seeing the president of the United States work to address something that you see as a significant problem. I can now state from personal experience that it is even more reassuring to observe that …
A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend part of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) area conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, from December 3-5. More than 2000 educators were supposed to attend for this gathering on …
We’ve come a long way since the early days of MTV. Designed to spread knowledge and philosophy, the Symphony of Science is a music video project paying tribute to the great minds of popular science. “We Are All Connected,” featuring …
If you’ve never had a cool science teacher who wasn’t afraid to make a big mess, toss things around, break things, or bring toys to class, then Dr. Carlson is waiting for you. Dr. Carlson’s Science Theater is a series of video podcasts full of hard science covering basic Newtonian physics and chemistry. You may […]
From the wildly popular website, magazine, book, and newsletter publisher The Nib, Be Gay Do Comics is a comic anthology of queer history, satire, memoir, and cultural awareness that is both caring and irreverent. The book features 244 illustrated pages by 40 artists and writers, with 56 individual comics. The stories date back to the […]
Here is a sizable collection of toys that GeekDad and GeekMom have reviewed or purchased over the year that we think you or your gift recipients would be pleased to receive for the holidays.