STEM For Kids Blog

Biomedical Engineering for Deeper Space Technology

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been discussing the possibility of a manned flight to Mars as soon as ten years from now. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA which has an estimated landing date for a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s, has created STEM classroom activities that get kids thinking about how to ...

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5 Out of School Time Concerns for Working Parents of School Age Children

Your baby is off to school … child care blues are over. Right? Wrong! A study of parental concerns about after-school time found some troubling patterns. Among the findings was that parental concern was high when work hours were long, parents had little control over work schedules and children spent time unsupervised after school. The ...

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To STEM or to STEAM?

While learning computer programming, a child expresses her creativity as a game with characters and landscapes as unique as she is. There are polka dots on her buildings and flowers on the street where her equally appealing character goes on a mission to drive villains out of her imagined and created digital world. While learning ...

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The Shining Light of Computer Sciences

Sunday april 10, 2016 91% of parents want their child to learn more computer science in the future. – Google Gallup Poll Since childhood, my mother and father had encouraged me to get into engineering or medicine. My high school experiences of dissecting frogs had made it clear that I was not meant for life ...

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 Overcoming The Fear of Success Syndrome

By Sharon Carey There have been many articles and books written on overcoming The Fear of Success Syndrome which seems to be an oxymoron. Here’s an example of the symptoms.Mary was on her way to becoming a very successful consultant. She had over 20 years of experience in her field and some people even considered ...

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 Don’t just use … make something

 “I learnt you don’t just download a program, sometimes you have to make it”, a 6th grade camper describes his learning after completing STEM For Kids’ Game Making Lab. We are spending more and more time being passive users of our technologies, consuming the heaps of data, information and applications that the technologies offer. What ...

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014 Enjoy Math – 2048 Game

Arnaav’s Blog: 2048 Game: Hi! Today I will be telling you about the 2048 game. The 2048 Game is a very addictive game that the goal of is to reach the 2048 tile….

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 Lego Mindstorms: A Comparison

We are excited to present a new guest blogger to our site. Arnaav is our youngest contributor. At age 10, he is brimming with ideas and writes about anything that interests his peer group. Arnaav’s first blog compares Lego Mindstorms 2.0 and EV3. Enjoy! Arnaav’s Blog: Lego Mindstorms 2.0 vs Lego Mindstorms EV3: Hi! Today ...

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 On Mission: Making STEM fun and real

Thank you, it was a very fun and educational camp”, said a 3rd grade student. The best part about STEM For Kids’ programs is “getting the students to finally think critically pertaining to real world situations.“, a K-8 public school teacher in North Carolina. “… campers left with a better appreciation of the structures around ...

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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013 NASA Ambassador to talk to robotics campers

At STEM for Kids we strive to engage campers in the various applications of STEM while giving them a unique, industry perspective. Thanks to the to NASA Solar System Ambassador program, we are able to go above and beyond our normal business mindset. Raleigh’s new 2013 Ambassador, Marc Fusco will be coming to STEM for ...

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