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What do Iron Man, Captain America, and Spider-Man all have in common? They’re all Marvel superheroes! Since 1939, Marvel Comics has delighted children and adults alike with fantastical stories of good versus evil. It’s evident that superheroes are still captivating the American public, as Marvel is the highest-grossing U.S. franchise today. In honor of Spiderman: Homecoming’s recent release, this Saturday post is all about Marvel science!

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July 05, 2017
Rachael Rufino

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers from Visual Brainstorms

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!  This week we're thrilled to bring you 3 more brainteasers from our very own Visual Brainstorms set, along with the answers to last week's brainteasers! 

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July 03, 2017
Mike Ritchie

Want Your Kids to Learn Coding? Start by Unplugging the Computer

Recognition of the need for programming literacy in today’s students has swept through the education world over the past few years, and over 400 million people have now participated in an ‘Hour of Code.’ For younger students, especially pre-teens, those efforts have focused mostly on making programming seem fun and approachable. This is a crucial step, but do simple drag and drop coding games of the type easily found online give long term benefits to young learners? Is there any useful and meaningful way to ‘teach programming’ to an eight year old?

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July 01, 2017
Alana Hackes

5 Women Who Changed the World

Girls & STEM, STEM

The movie, “Wonder Woman,” directed by Patty Jenkins, came out nearly a month ago and showed boys and girls everywhere that men aren’t the only ones that can be super heroes! It’s only a plus that as of June 25th, the movie is the “highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman in the world, ever,” according to Vanity Fair. As cool as it is to see women achieving success in the film industry, it’s important to remember that there have been plenty of women that have changed the world over the course of history, whether they were wearing capes or not. Here are five women who changed the world and why we think they’re superheroes!

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June 28, 2017
Rachael Rufino

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!  This week we're thrilled to bring you 3 more brainteasers, along with the answers to last week's brainteasers! 

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June 27, 2017
April Johnson

6 Games to Play This Summer

Kids And Creativity

School’s out and summer is here! While we like to spend as much time as possible spending time playing in and exploring the outdoors (have you checked out our latest summer learning series: the sun? ), we like to have a few games on reserve to play when the craving strikes! Without further ado, here are 6 games we picked that will ensure fun all summer long.

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June 24, 2017
Kacey Templin

Summer Learning Series Part 2: The Sun

Learning at Home, STEAM

Welcome back, Summer Series friends! This Wednesday was the first official day of summer for all of us in the northern hemisphere (even though it’s felt like summer for a while now), and that means beach vacations, barbeques and general outdoor festivities. Summer is also the time of year when the Sun comes out to play. This week, we’re focusing on all the fun experiments you can do while having fun in the Sun this Summer!

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