3 Groovy Snow Activities

There is nothing better than the first snowfall of the season — crystal sparkles float down from the sky often blanketing the ground. Winter is the perfect time to learn all about the wonders of snow. Snow is a frozen form of precipitation that falls as ice crystals that form into flakes.  Snowflakes form when the atmospheric temperature is at …

Popular Mechanics Selects Groovy Lab in a Box For Its Holiday Gift Guide

We are so thrilled and excited to announce that Groovy Lab in a Box has been selected by Popular Mechanics magazine for its “The 100% Wholesome Holiday Toy Guide.” The Popular Mechanics guide showcases toys that encourage critical thinking, problem solving and fun. “We are so honored and humbled to be included in Popular Mechanics,” said Elaine Hansen, President of …

Prepping for the Great Backyard Bird Count

Birders of all ages from many corners of the world will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count from February 13 through February 16, 2015. STEMists can capture the exhilaration of discovery while bird watching this winter in preparation for the 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Bird counters spend at least 15 minutes on one or more of the …

Groovy Ways To Attract Backyard Birds

More than 50 million Americans are considered backyard birders, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.  After gardening, it’s the second-most popular hobby in the country.  What many birders may not realize is that there is a science to feeding birds. Bird Metabolism STEMists may be shocked to learn that birds need at least 10,000 calories each day.  Comparatively, …

Groovy: One Word, Total Grooviness

When you hear the word, “Groovy”, what image comes to mind?  If you are like many Americans, groovy conjures up flashes of flower power, smiley faces, peace signs, bell bottoms, mini-skirts and go-go boots.  Others may think about the excitement surrounding the space program and the Apollo missions—a time where science and technology became part of pop culture.  Whichever image …