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 …

Homeschooling is Groovier with Groovy Lab in a Box

Homeschooling has its challenges from developing curriculum to finding educational activities that will keep your students engaged.  Monthly themed Groovy Lab in a Box is the ideal complement to your curricula, traditional textbooks and supplementary workbooks. Collaboration is key to learning and each groovy box can fit the needs of up to five STEMists – STEM Team titles are outlined in …

12 Ways to Recycle a Groovy Box

What do you do with your Groovy Lab in a Box once your STEMists have completed the monthly themed activity?  Teach your STEMists about the importance of recycling and reusing materials by finding new ways to use the Groovy box. Below are 12 fun and groovy ways to repurpose your cool retro-style Groovy Lab in a Box 1. Make a …

Groovy Lab in a Box Wins Prestigious Parents’ Choice® Award

The ‘Lunar Launch’ box wins silver in the Spring 2014 Toys list May 21, 2014: Anaheim, CA: Academics in a Box today announced that its Lunar Launch box has won the silver award from the Parents’ Choice® Foundation, the U.S.’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. The silver award is the second highest distinction given by the …

Our STEM Lab Notebooks Are Groovy!

Photograph shows a boys hands putting together a paper propeller helicopter with a Groovy Lab Lab Notebook open in front with the instructions visible.

Every month, STEMists receive a STEM Lab Notebook in their subscription box. Many lab notebooks are just a set of directions, but not ours.  Our STEM Lab Notebooks are truly groovy! Sure, our Lab Notebook has directions. STEMists will follow the Lab Notebook’s step-by-step directions for the investigation activities. However, for that month’s Engineering Design Challenge, the Lab Notebook does …