Halloween Books for Kids can be a turning point this season. With Halloween fast approaching, parents are torn between allowing their children to go trick-or-treating or staying in to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. As CNN points out, nothing is exactly back to 2019. Although children over the age of 12 can be vaccinated and going
NASA is calling on all sixth through 12th-grade educators and students to submit experiments for possible suborbital flights as a way of gaining firsthand experience with the design and testing process used by NASA researchers. The NASA TechRise Student Challenge invites students to design, build, and launch experiments on suborbital rockets and high-altitude balloons. The
The importance of creating an environment that fosters social emotional learning both at home and in the classroom can’t be overlooked. Many educators face obstacles daily in their classrooms because of their student’s lack of social emotional skills. The reality is many teachers feel they spend more time dealing with social emotional issues than they
“You’ll never know what is written in the stars for you if you can’t read them.” LEARNING THE CONSTELLATIONS Look up at the night skies and try to connect the twinkling dots scattered across. You will be amazed to see the wonders that emerge. These often-recognizable patterns that you see are called constellations. The richness
Your child belongs to a generation born into advanced technology. Compared to those of us who had to live with dial-up connections and CDs before eventually entering the era of the Netflix and Amazons of this world, they will be growing up around even faster and more advanced technologies that have endless possibilities. So if
See why game-based learning works and which are the best games to add to your child's learning experience. Kids can enjoy their games and learn too.
Our top choices in STEM toys that are perfect to improve curiosity, tolerance, perseverance, and develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
I've always been fascinated by fireworks and how cool they look exploding up in the sky in different colors and shapes, especially when they are perfectly timed with the music. It all combines together to make for a really magical experience. Read on to learn all about the history, engineering, art, and science of fireworks.
Perfectly clear blue skies, bright bursts of sunshine, hot sweaty weather, and kids with nothing to do all day. To help make this summer worthwhile and memorable for you and your family, weâ€™ve come up with a list of 10 indoor and outdoor activities that will surely be fun and engaging for everyone.
FREE PDFs of easy science activities for kids to do this summer. A week of challenges in a calendar plus worksheets and printables. The fun way to STEM
We have rounded up some simple and fun experiments for children to do at home afterschool. Hands-on experiments are a great way for children to satisfy their curiosity and answer their own questions about the world. We hope this list gives you some great ideas for fun hands-on experiments at home. If you are looking for ready
There are so many tools out there but if you donâ€™t know where to start, weâ€™re here to point you in the right direction. Hereâ€™s a list of the top 10 coding tools for kids:
See what it takes to become a science illustrator. Ever thought that art and science could be the perfect mix? As a science illustrator, you will be able to blend these two fields so well together.
Do you know what causes brain freezeâ€? That unpleasant pain you might feel in your head after eating some ice cream or inhaling your milkshake too fast?
Books that spark curiosity, inspire kids and celebrate the strong, and smart black women who made important contributions to STEM fields
Hey there, science enthusiasts! We've scoured the YouTube-verse to find some of the best science videos for kids to satisfy your curious minds.
Kids stuck at home all summer? Here are the 10 best virtual summer camps for kids in 2020. Find a camp that is perfect for your kid.
Quotes that teach kids the importance of self-love, persistence, positive thinking and believing in their own limitless potential.
Keeping the kids happy, healthy and learning at home during this lockdown period is a challenge to say the least! Here is why we think e-learning could be the next big thing, and how to make sure you set your kids up for success learning online from home.
A good book is a perfect tool to help kids develop their language, comprehension, and vocabulary skills. Here are 10 great books for kids who want to learn something new.
Melissa Christina MÃ¡rquez loves being a champion for misunderstood creatures. She is a marine biologist She spends her days studying sharks and challenging preconceived notions. Melissa wants everyone to see beyond stereotypes, whether for her finned friends or her fellow women in STEM.Â
Who Is Emily Levesque? It was 1986 and Halley’s comet was making its once-in-every-75-years journey past the Earth. Two-year-old Emily was out in the backyard watching with her family. One look up at the star-studded sky and little Emily was hooked! Looking at the stars has since grown from a personal fascination into a career.
Hey kids! You do not have to wait until you are older to make a difference in this world by participating in these citizen science projects. You can do it right now! See how you can participate in science experiments and data gathering to help real scientists answer some very important questions. Here is a
Do you love robots ? Do you dream of growing up to be a a robotics engineer? Read how Dr. Maja Mataric found her love and career for robotics.
We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think! Like Math and Science. Here are 10 tips that can help you get better at math and science
Its Pi-Day today! The day to celebrate our love for circles and math and of course, pies! Here are 3 kid-friendly pie recipes for kids to make and enjoy this day.
You don't have to choose between different things you like to do. It is possible to follow many different interests and get really good at all of them. Based on a very inspirational interview with Merritt Moore who is a quantum physicist and a professional ballet dancer we put together a short guide on how
Take a peek inside the Sept-Oct Smore Subscription Box. It's space-themed and out of this world!
For this challenge, we decided to take inspiration from the master engineers found all around us -BIRDS. Can you build a nest like a bird?
Have you ever looked at a plastic bag and knew it could be so much more? Now is your chance. Enter your winning repurposed plastic bag designs for a chance to win big!
10 books for kids to explore everything from owls, jellyfish and dinosaur bones to navigating the wilds of Alaska and Northern California redwood groves and even outer space!
We are super excited to host the Smore Summer of STEM challenge where we challenge you to show us your brilliant creations and you get a chance to win some cool prizes. This weeks challenge is SUPER SLIDES!! CHALLENGE DETAILS Design and construct a water slide Maximum use of recycled materials is encouraged The design must
A periodic table version that also lets you visualize the occurence of each element in our daily lives
Summer is almost here. If you are worried about the summer slump and already looking for ideas to keep your kids’ minds sharp and curious all through summer, STEM maker challenges are the way to go. These challenges are fun to do and help keep the kids engaged in scientific inquiry, creative thinking and problem
Gather the kids and get crafty this Earth-Day! We have rounded up some great crafts to get you inspired to find more uses for what you (in many cases) already have and turn that trash into treasure.
How scientists are saving the bat population by listening to them.
When you tell someone you’re a marine biologist no one seems to quite know what to do with this information. In my time as a marine biologist, I’ve gotten some strange comments regarding my career. It appears that, along the way, people have gathered some misconceptions about marine scientists. In marine biology for kids here are
Looking for cute andÂ nerdy cards to send with your kids to school this Valentines day? We have the perfect ones for you! Plus we are giving them away to you for FREE!Â So go ahead and print as many as you need. Give out these super cute animal cards paired with a little healthy snack or
Educators and researchers agree early literacy experiences are important for children’s cognitive and language development. For the past 30 years, there has been a strong movement to foster children’s literacy skills. This has resulted in an abundance of information on how parents can do this by reading books, singing songs and nursery rhymes, playing word
Who does not love inspirational quotes? They brighten up our day and motivate us to keep going. And there are so many of them all over the internet . We picked the ones we thought were perfect for young girls and boys. Quotes that teach kids the importance of self-love, persistence, positive thinking and believing
Its October and Halloween will be here soon! Time for creative costumes, spooky decorations, and of course, ALL THE CANDY. But have you ever wanted to maximize your Halloween experience? Now you canâ€¦with SCIENCE. You can make actual chemical potions, concoct a batch of zombie virus, spawn some disgusting slime, and bring some ghouling ghosts
Melissa Christina MÃ¡rquez loves being a champion for misunderstood creatures. She is a marine biologist and founder of the Fins United Initiative. She spends her days studying sharks and challenging preconceived notions. Melissa wants everyone to see beyond stereotypes, whether for her finned friends or her fellow women in STEM. Â Melissaâ€™s love of science started
My name is Hannah Yoder, 16-year old author and illustrator of â€œCellfies: A Cell Biology Coloring Book.â€As a student at a STEM high school in North Carolinaâ€™s Research Triangle, I have been fortunate to have had early opportunities to perform cell biology research at a local university, during which I have used advanced molecular biology
Hey kids! Are you wondering what to do for your school science fair? You want to do something cool and fun. You want to â€œwowâ€ the judges with your research and presentation. But you donâ€™t know where to start!Look no further. Weâ€™ve put together a great science fair guide that will walk you through the
When you see a mushroom, you see only a teeny tiny part of a HUGE living thing. The rest of it is underground. The underground part is called a mycelium. Two or more are called Mycelia. A mycelium looks like a bunch of tiny tubes as thin as hair. One mycelium can have so many of them
A big part of what this blog is about is my wish to help out people who want to enthuse kids about STEM subjects and highlight useful new products and ideas, so Iâ€™m glad to spread the word about the inaugural issue of Smore, a new kind of magazine for girls. Thereâ€™s no glitter lipstick
Smore Magazine is unlike any magazine youâ€™ve ever seen. Itâ€™s all about helping girls embrace their passion and interest in Science. Smore wants to take STEMbeyond the classroom and bring it to girls (and boys) in a way thatâ€™s relatable for them. The magazine is made with girls in mind, but itâ€™s filled with activities