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Ecybermission

September 30th, 2014

Ecybermission is a web-based math, science, and technology competition for teams in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9. Each team proposes a solution to a real problem in their community and competes for regional and national awards (such as U.S. savings bonds). Last year’s winning 8th-grade team devised a 2-digit key code system to speed […]

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Earth Day: 7 Ways to Increase Environmental Stewardship

April 16th, 2014

April 22 is the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin founded Earth Day in 1970, as a means of bringing attention to environmental issues. Encourage your kids to be environmental stewards with some of the ideas below, and more of your own. Get Outdoors and Get Moving 1. Visit […]

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Women’s History and STEM: 7 Ideas for Young Explorers

March 14th, 2014

For centuries, women have studied and made groundbreaking discoveries in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Encourage your girls and boys to appreciate the contributions of women scientists. With our seven ideas, learn about some outstanding women from the history of STEM innovation and inspire your kids’ scientific explorations – indoors and outdoors. 1. […]

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Presidents’ Day: 5 Fun Ways to Honor Washington, Lincoln and More

February 17th, 2014

Presidents’ Day is observed on the third Monday in February in honor of George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s February birthdays. Dig into some presidential history, uncover some cool facts about the White House, and find some creative and free ways to celebrate the holiday with your kids.     1. Visit a National Park for […]

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Winter Olympics: 14 Ways to Move and Learn More

February 5th, 2014

The Sochi Olympic Winter Games begin on February 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.  Enrich your kids’ understanding of the games with materials on the ancient and modern Olympics and the science behind the sports. Seek inspiration from the games and the athletes to get you and your kids moving this winter. Check out our 14 suggestions […]