Michigan Technological University is the new host for Family Engineering.
As the pandemic continues to challenge teachers to think outside the box, more are considering how to teach more outside. Teaching outside of the classroom is always a great idea for a host of reasons (including better attention, less stress and happier students, to name a few), so we are excited to see this new trend. Teaching outside can be as simple as doing free reading or read-aloud time outside instead of in, but here
Hey, parents and teachers! These ideas from our book (Family Science) are about encouraging children to engage in science. One of the goals of Family Science is to get kids more excited about science and technology. Children are often naturally curious about science, but the ways we communicate and act sometimes discourages that curiosity before it can flourish. Subtle messages from parents, teachers and other adults can convince some students that science isn’t for them.
On August 25, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the United States solo in a record time of 19 hours, 5 minutes. Earhart is a well-known name in early aviation, but here’s a reminder of a few of the amazing firsts for this female pilot: 1922–16th woman to receive her pilot’s license; also set the women’s world altitude record (14,000 feet) 1929–Helped to found the Ninety-Nines, an organization dedicated to female
Today (August 10) Leo Fender was born in 1909. He was an inventor and manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, including the first solid-body electric guitar, the Fender Broadcaster, in 1946. The guitar he is most famous for, the Fender Stratocaster, came along in 1954, and became the favorite for many rock musicians including Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Fender grew up in Southern California and enjoyed working with electronics at an early age. He initially