Junk robot

  One of Toby’s ongoing projects is a robot he calls Disco Robot.  Disco Robot was constructed by hubby and the kids out of the contents of various boxes of scrap materials saved for these kinds of projects.  Every few weeks, Disco Robot gets repairs and improvements added to him. ...

Mystery Science, a fab resource for teachers and parents

  We are always excited to try out new ways to have fun with science, and the prospect of “open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science” sounded a perfect way to add to our activities without greatly adding to my preparation time (evening are, after all, busy with folding socks and picking up...

Science fiction for literacy and creativity

Some of the greatest leaps in modern science and technology have appeared in the wake of predictions of the future in science fiction book and shows.  It follows that a really good way of inspiring our next generation of new scientists and engineers is through encouraging an interest in Sci...