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Computer Science Education Week

Next week, December 9-15, 2019, is Computer Science Education Week. The website provides example one-hour coding lessons for pre-readers through high school levels of kids. Many of the projects involve popular characters from TV and movies, which makes the lessons … Continue reading

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Science Experiment Subscription Service

If you’re shopping for a budding mad scientist, check out MEL Chemistry, which is a subscription kit service that provides science experiments for kids. The kit and experiments are geared toward kids in the 9 to 14 age range, and … Continue reading

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Fun Thanksgiving Experiments!

With American Thanksgiving coming up, you may find yourself in need of ways to entertain kids, whether they’re your own, those of a family member, or those of a friend. We’re posting links to a few different sets of Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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What Fields Have Fictional Mad Scientists Dominated Over the Years?

Have you ever wondered what fields mad scientists in fiction have dominated? Look no further than this super cool chart and article at io9, which breaks down the fields of science studied by mad scientists in fiction and media over … Continue reading

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Awesome Finds: Community of Magic Pens

Our friends at Atthis Arts (which includes MSJ alum E.D.E. Bell) have another Kickstarter running, for an anthology of stories about magic pens! They’re looking for funding for the anthology now, with plans to open for submissions in December if … Continue reading

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Awesome Finds: Power & Magic

Last year, we found Heartwood on Kickstarter and loved it. This year, the same creators are back with Power & Magic volume 2, a comics anthology of young adult queer witches of color! The Kickstarter creator and the artists and authors involved … Continue reading

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Mad Science Experiments for Halloween!

If you’ve got some burgeoning mad scientists in your life, and you’re looking for something to do with them as Halloween approaches, we’ve tracked down a bunch of fun science experiments you can do! This page lists 22 experiments, but … Continue reading

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Help Name the New Mars Rover!

While the current Mars rover, Opportunity, has wound down, NASA plans to dispatch another rover to Mars, and they’re looking for help with a name for this rover! Kids from K-12 can submit an essay with their suggestion for what the … Continue reading

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Talking About Science in British Sign Language

While sign language is a huge boon to those people with hearing loss or deafness, the various forms of sign language can make it difficult to communicate about certain topics, like science. Science is filled with lengthy words that don’t … Continue reading

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NASA Kids’ Club

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 … Continue reading

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