• Awesome Finds

    NASA Kids’ Club

    by  • July 18, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Child wearing goggles interacting with an astronaut in a full suit

    If you’ve got younger kids who are interested in space, check out the NASA Kids’ Club! It’s full of games and information about space and NASA, geared towards kids in the primary grades (up to American 4th grade). The activities adhere to National Education Standards, and there’s a whole page that details how the...

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    Awesome Finds: Stormhaven Techs

    by  • July 16, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Illustration from Stormhaven Techs featuring a ghostly figure, a dark skinned woman in a lab coat, and a white male gnome in a lab coat

    We love graphics novels, so we were excited to find Stormhaven Techs, which is currently funding for a print graphic novel on Kickstarter! Stormhaven Techs is about two technicians who work in the magic department at a high school for mages and knights. One of the characters has a history as an adventurer, which comes...

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    Awesome Finds: Weaponized Cats

    by  • July 11, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Illustration of a cat being launched from a catapult

    Our feline interns (a.k.a. feline overlords) would like for us to tell you about this awesome find of a Kickstarter for the Weaponized Cats comic book. While our feline interns find themselves well-equipped with built-in weapons, they know that not all cats are so equipped, and that some cats need outside assistance. More seriously,...

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    Fireworks in a Jar for Kids

    by  • July 4, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Fireworks in gold, red, and blue against a black sky

    If you’ve got kids who want to shoot off fireworks, but they’re not quite old enough for that yet, check out this cool experiment called “Fireworks in a Jar.” With items you’ve probably got in your kitchen, you can make a mini fireworks display without the “fire” portion of that spectacle. For slightly more...

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    Awesome Finds: S.P.I.R.I.T.

    by  • July 3, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Sample illustrated page from S.P.I.R.I.T. showing three female characters driving to a cemetery

    We love comics that feature female protagonists and science, so it’s no surprise that we’re excited for S.P.I.R.I.T.! The Kickstarter describes this comic as “a 24-page full-color comic about a group of teen girl ghost hunters. Mary, Ada and Jane are the scientific paranormal incident research investigation team or S.P.I.R.I.T.! The team uses science to...

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    The Union of Concerned Scientists

    by  • May 30, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Female scientist looking through a microscope

    There is a non-profit organization of scientists working to encourage evidence-based decision making on issues ranging from climate change to human survival to racial and economic equality. They’re the Union of Concerned Scientists, and they’ve been on this path for roughly fifty years. Their mission official states: “The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous,...

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    Awesome Finds: NASA Space Photos

    by  • May 16, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Infrared photograph of Messier 101 galaxy

    Did you know that you can find a wide variety of photographs of space thanks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology? These include photographs like this one, which is an infrared view of the Messier 101 galaxy. But you can also find historic photos in the NASA Image Library...

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    Awesome Finds: Honey Walls

    by  • May 7, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    We’re definitely intrigued by Honey Walls, an illustrated novel that’s currently funding on Kickstarter. With some tantalizing speculative fiction elements, this novel’s protagonist is a trans man, and the story “explores the difficulty of relating to a childhood that isn’t quite yours. In addition, it wrestles with themes anyone can relate to like grief, growing...

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