Help Your Teen Find STEM Volunteering Opportunities

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For many young people today, community service is an important complement to their school, family, and social activities. It’s common to find high school students volunteering their time in order to support their school, the local community, or international causes. Some volunteer at the same place on a regular basis, while others contribute to one-time

At-Home STEM Activities for Kids- June 2020 Roundup

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As we head into summer vacation and many of us are still at home, I have curated a roundup of creative and fun and mostly free STEM activities your kids can do at home. I have included an assortment of opportunities that you can pick and choose from. You will find experiments, science activities, hands-on

2020 Online STEM Summer Camps

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With the uncertainties of COVID-19, the summer camp experience will be different this year. In some states it may be permitted, while in others it will not. How can you give your STEM enthusiast an absorbing, structured summer experience without sending him or her to an in-person camp? In response to this need, a number

At-Home STEM Activities for Kids- May 2020 Roundup

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In this monthly roundup, I am continuing to share STEM activities your kids can do at home for free.  If you want more ideas for learning opportunities that won’t require a lot of your time, check out my recent post that includes fun and free kid-friendly activities. And, if you are looking for a structured

Massachusetts Makerspaces: Where Kids Invent, Tinker and Create

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The maker culture or “do-it-yourself” (DIY) movement is widespread and thriving and it spans all ages, from adults and teens to young children. People who are part of the maker movement have a desire to use their imagination and ingenuity to design and make things. The maker community celebrates an inventive mindset and promotes self-learning,

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