4 Activities To Beat Summertime Boredom

The academic year is coming to an end.  Some children will head to summer camp; others will stay at home.  Whatever your STEMists are scheduled to do this summer, you should be well prepared for the time when you hear, “Mom, I’m bored!”  Here are four go-to activities when you hear these words. Make a Lava Bottle Kids of all …

STEM Apps Beyond the Classroom

Are you concerned that your child spends too much time playing meaningless games on the smartphone or tablet? Don’t fret! Apple features over 65,000 educational apps, designed specifically for the iOS platform that reaches all levels of education.  But, with so many apps to choose from, parents may find it challenging to know which apps are best for their children.  …

Phases of the Moon and Ways to Teach Them

Illustration of the moon with an arrow around it and the Groovy Lab in a Box logo. The text reads "3 Unique Ways to Teach STEMists the Phases of the Moon"

STEMists are fascinated by the phases of the Moon.  Most likely you started wondering about the Moon in your childhood after hearing about the ‘man in the Moon’ and the ‘cow that jumped over the Moon’ in nursery rhymes.  Early childhood exposure to the Moon often brings questions, especially about the different shapes the Moon appears to STEMists on Earth. …