Was there a woman in science like Albert Einstein?

Since my eldest son loves math and science, I made it a goal to introduce books that convey the struggles that scientists often face. On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne, is a brilliant introduction to a man who never ceased to question. It is beautifully written and illustrated.

Instantly, my son aligned himself to Mr. Einstein. “Mom, we both love numbers and use them to figure things out. When we can’t solve a problem, we use music to help us think better. Albert plays the violin and I play the cello. Oh, and we NEVER stop asking questions!”

 When my son asked me, “Was there a woman in science like Albert Einstein?”; I became inspired to learn and teach him about women of science.

Cue the book Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky!  Read More

Rosie Revere, Engineer.

One evening, my eldest son was busy working on his roller coaster creation. He suddenly leaped up and asked, “Mom, can girls be engineers?”  I exclaimed, “Absolutely!” He then proclaimed, “But Mom, I don’t know any girls that are engineers or want to be one.” Read More

Can the Sun Melt This? Science Experiment

I have always thought of children as brilliant little scientists. It is important to engage with our little ones in fun activities that encourage cognitive connections. This experiment was a HUGE hit with my boys and super simple.  Read More