Get Moving vs. Sit Still: We Forget to Play!

Increase Play, Increase Learning If you want to increase your child’s focus you should increase the amount they play. Do you ever catch yourself telling your child to “sit still” or “calm down”? In some situations, it’s appropriate to keep your child still, there is also a time to increase play. Think about when you’ve …

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Helping with Homework: Painless Parenting Strategies That Work

Tips for Helping with Homework Helping with homework can be overwhelming even on the best of days. Other times, it’s hard to tune back into concepts you learned years ago in order to help your child understand. Worse yet, there may be new concepts you never studied. Fortunately, there are some simple solutions for both …

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Robots are Fun

Meet Forpheus, the Ping-Pong Playing Robot!

Robots are Fun Robots can be fun too. Many people often think of robots as boring or tactical. However, Forpheus is the kind of robot you would want to have on your team. Forpheus is a fun example of how robots can help improve human skills in tons of different tasks. It is a robotic …

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Augmented Reality

You Can Now Hold Hands With Your Loved Ones From Miles Away

Augmented Reality is Changing the Way We Connect Some people think augmented reality as a way for one person to interact with tech and avoid interacting with people. In contrast to that idea, developers at MIT have been working on ways to use augmented reality to help bring people closer. Shapeshifting Augmented Reality Makes Your …

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Machines Can Now Finish Rubik’s Cube Without a Human’s Help

Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot The Rubik’s Cube, you may have solved one yourself or very likely at least seen someone else do it. Also, robot programs solve Rubik’s Cubes. While programming a robot to solve a Rubik’s Cube is a challenging and amazing feat. That robot still needed the help of human-made algorithms to make …

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LEGOLAND Japan World Record for Largest LEGO Cherry Blossom Tree

In March of 2018, LEGOLAND Japan’s Nagoya location broke the world record for the largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree. The LEGO build measures 14 ft. 4 in. tall and 17 ft. 9 in. long and 16 ft. 2 in. wide. Over 800,000 LEGO bricks made this creation. The LEGO construction took over 6,500 hours to …

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Get Charged Engineering Club

In Classroom Antics Get Charged Engineering Club, students learn about all kinds of electrical devices. From toys to smartphones, they discover all the ways electricity advances our world. Students gain a full understanding of what kind of work Electrical Engineers go through to design helpful devices. They use energy efficiently in Get Charged by doing …

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Space Odyssey

Space Odyssey takes students on an astronaut adventure as they prepare to travel to outer space! Tapping into their Aerospace Engineer brains, kids experience a full space trip, from packing and planning, to take off (with a bubble powered rocket), to taking samples from planets, and how knowledge of space can help us as a …

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Code Breakers

    In Code Breakers after school engineering club, kids get a glimpse into the world of security engineers, exploring everything from how computers talk to each other to how things we do, say and wear sends a message. Think about all of the information you share on social media or other internet outlets each …

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The Power of Green!

How are the oceans, plants, and animals affected by our choices? How do we get electricity inside our homes each day? How do weather patterns play a role in the design choices we make? In the Power of Green, kids become true Environmental Engineers as they explore how their choices affect the oceans, plants and …

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