MIT Spark 2020: Classes (STEM & More) for Middle School Students

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Whether you are new to my blog or a long-time reader, I always enjoy getting the word out to parents about MIT’s annual Spark event for 7th and 8th-grade students. I admire this program because it’s massive in scale and full of variety. During the course of a weekend, MIT students teach middle schoolers over

Math Activities: Enrichment, Tutoring, and – Yes! – Fun for Your Child

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Whatever their age or their school’s curriculum, all children get math instruction during the school year. But your child may want to go deeper into math and explore its relationship to other fields, including engineering, chemistry, physics, art, and even music. Or they may need some supplemental tutoring during the school year or over the

BostonTechMom’s STEM Gift Ideas 2019

2019 STEM Gift Ideas

Happy Holidays! I am excited to share my list of STEM gift ideas for the holiday season. Here are 5 fun, hands-on educational toys and books that will get your kids designing, building, and reading. All gift ideas are priced under $25. Snap Circuits Junior I participated in a STEM Fair earlier this year and

2020 Guide to STEM Programs in Massachusetts

Boston University Summer RISE for high school students

Would you like to get your child involved in after-school and summer STEM activities? Are you looking for a class, club, or summer camp in the greater Boston area?  I am delighted to share my editor’s picks of STEM programs for 2020, which is based on the outstanding organizations that participated at the 2019 Boston

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- April 2019 Roundup

April is my favorite month because there are so many wonderful STEM activities to choose from, including the popular Cambridge Science Festival and the Wellesley STEM Expo. Here’s an overview of these two events. Wellesley STEM Expo– Saturday, April 6 Wellesley Education Foundation’s Wellesley STEM Expo 2019 is a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- March 2019 Roundup

MassBay High School STEM Summer Sampler Workshops

Spring is around the corner and here are a few STEM opportunities I want to highlight. MassBay Community College– Summer STEM Sampler Workshops for High School Students The Summer STEM Sampler Workshops will be offered July 15-19, 2019 on MassBay’s Wellesley Hills campus. This one week, free program is designed to give underserved high school

MIT Spark 2019: Classes (STEM & More) for Middle School Students

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Registration is now open for MIT’s popular Spark program for middle school students and will be held March 16 and 17, 2019 on the university’s campus in Cambridge, MA. Spark is an annual event where 7th and 8th-grade students get to take a variety of really interesting classes, including science, technology, engineering, and math, taught

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- February 2019 Roundup

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The winter is a great time to explore new STEM activities. Here are some opportunities you might consider. Ward’s Science Offers Free Assistance with Grants Ward’s Science is happy to announce a free grants services program. Ward’s grant professionals work with teachers and others to find STEM grants and then help them develop a project

Math Programs for Kids in Massachusetts

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If you are looking for math programs for your kids, a variety of options are available in Massachusetts. Whether you are searching for a program that offers extra challenges outside the classroom or you want to help build your child’s confidence by giving them additional support, you will find a diverse array of math enrichment

Boston Area STEM Activities for Kids- January 2019 Roundup

MATHCOUNTS Math Video Challenge

Happy New Year! As 2019 begins, here is a math opportunity for middle school students. MATHCOUNTS– Math Video Challenge The Math Video Challenge is a free MATHCOUNTS Foundation program that challenges 6-8th-grade students to develop their math, communication and technology skills in a collaborative video project. It’s a new way for students who love math