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  • Gathering Folds: Accenting Your Home and Wardrobe with Origami

    What a difference backlighting makes!   Leveraging math and origami to create works of art  Like Sebastian, Madonna Yoder has created a business b...
  • Halloween sparks creativity!

    Halloween breeds creativity!
  • Fresh, Fun, and Memorable: Holiday OctoGifts are Here!

    Like many families, we enjoy baking cookies, decorating our home, and making gingerbread houses for the holidays. This year, we're adding a fresh ...
  • A Heartwarming Story of Love, Caring, and Connection

      When he was 11, Sebastian's older brother TJ missed a cut for New England swim championships by a hair.It would have been his first time advancin...
  • 3 Secrets for Keeping Middle School Girls Interested in STEM

    Photo credit: MJ LaBarbera of Strayed Photography   I hated school so much when I was 12 that I scribbled my own picture out of the yearbook. I...
  • How to Spark Joy and Wonder with Monster-Sized Bubbles

    Photo credit: Lydia Kankkunen. Shared with permission. Who doesn’t love bubbles? Especially GIANT ones? They’re great at lifting people's spirits...
  • How a Simple String Game Teaches Powerful Life Lessons

      Small enough to be smuggled into a child’s pocket, and too enticing to stay there, it was the kind of object that we teachers spot a mile away an...
  • The #1 Challenge when Working with Your Kid (or Your Mom)

        On March 1, 2020, My First Sale podcast host Arjun Devarajan welcomed us onto his show, which takes you under the hood to see what's involved i...
  • OctoGifts at STEM CON 2020: Paper Play on Steroids

    OctoGifts at Elementary STEM CON 2020: Paper Play on Steroids
  • Easter Egg Hunts (the COVID-19 edition)

    This is one beloved tradition that doesn't have to get cancelled because of COVID-19. We just have to do it differently. Read on!
  • Quick and easy Valentine's Day origami project

    Origami is a great way to build spatial awareness skills! An added bonus is that it is also extremely portable. It helped us pass countless hours o...
  • Transforming Ordinary Objects into Fun, Cool, and Useful Stuff

    We get a kick out of transforming ordinary items into useful and extraordinary ones.