Host a Family STEM Night

Family game nights are popular.  But, have you ever thought about changing your family game night to a Family STEM Night?  There are plenty of activities that require participants to think like an engineer or a scientist to identify and solve problems.  Families can work together to use the engineering design process just as STEMists do with their Groovy Lab …

4 Groovy Activities to Teach about Vibration and Sound Energy

Most STEMists learn to appreciate vibrations as an infant when they hear their first lullaby.  And, many learn to love singing children’s songs with the accompaniment of maracas, drums and triangles in preschool and elementary school. But, do STEMists completely understand the energy of sound vibration— how we are able to hear and feel sound? Sound is more than noise; …

8 Groovy Music Apps

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.  Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” ― Ludwig van Beethoven An integration of music in the classroom can create a multisensory learning environment that is proven to improve retention and memory, increase concentration and enhance focus. “Music stabilizes mental, physical and emotional rhythms to attain …

A Groovy Approach To Project-Based Learning

  Today’s students need groovy new ways to learn.  Many students are disengaged, bored, uninterested and unchallenged. In fact, research places the percentage of disengaged middle and high school students between 25 percent and 66 percent (Taylor, Parsons 2011).  That’s where project-based learning comes in. What is project-based learning? To increase student engagement and learning, many educators are turning toward …