11 of the Best Educational Space Toys – Space Toys For Kids and Toddlers

11 of the Best Educational Space Toys – Space Toys For Kids and Toddlers

With all of the press surrounding the Mars Rover Curiosity’s most recent findings, it’s a perfect time for children to learn more about space exploration and the solar system. Educational space toys are a fantastic way to encourage children to learn about space and the planets and help them develop an appreciation for a much…

Is The Eureka Crate Our Favorite Teen STEM Box?

Is The Eureka Crate Our Favorite Teen STEM Box?

Our Eureka Crate Review- Soap Dispenser – KiwiCo’s Teen Science Kit This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, Fractus Learning may earn a commission at no cost to you. Teenagers are difficult to please.  As the father of three of them- trust me – I know what I’m talking about. Don’t get…

11 Best Telescopes For Kids In Love With Astronomy in 2021

11 Best Telescopes For Kids In Love With Astronomy in 2021

Using a telescope and exploring the skies can be a hugely rewarding, enjoyable and fascinating experience for kids of all ages. With a huge selection of telescopes for beginners out there, it’s sometimes hard to choose the right one that will bring the moon, stars, and planets up close and personal. Don’t worry! You’ll find…

The Importance of Female Role Models in STEM : Showing Girls They Can Build the Future

The Importance of Female Role Models in STEM : Showing Girls They Can Build the Future

When I was little I dreamed of becoming a writer.  At the age of nine I declared that I would be famous for writing a series of short stories entitled, “The Eraser that Ate my Pen” which followed the crazy antics of my pink eraser and his insatiable appetite for red pens.  I was inspired…

Modern Day Pioneers: That’s no Oregon Trail up ahead – it’s the convergence of STEM and World Languages

Modern Day Pioneers: That’s no Oregon Trail up ahead – it’s the convergence of STEM and World Languages

What does it take to be a pioneer? To leave the tried and true path in search of something more.  To know that it is not if failure will strike, but when, and how you will face adversity when it happens. When I was in the fourth grade my school got a small computer lab…

Ultimate Project Based Learning – How Student Teamwork Built a World Championship Car

Ultimate Project Based Learning – How Student Teamwork Built a World Championship Car

Every year for the past twenty the Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team (STA EVT) has built a new vehicle from the ground up to give our students the best engineering experience a high-schooler can get. The internationally recognized program started in 1997. My fellow moderator Mark Westlake and I believe in the importance of…

Is The Next John Glenn or Neil Armstrong Sitting In Your Class? Encouraging The Next Generation Of Space Explorers

Is The Next John Glenn or Neil Armstrong Sitting In Your Class? Encouraging The Next Generation Of Space Explorers

Within all of us, there lies a desire to explore. It can be as simple as trying a new cuisine or as complicated as diving into the depths of an ocean to see the vibrant colors of coral reefs. It drives us to push past our comfort zones and reach for the stars. Learning how…

We are Pleased to Announce the Launch of the WorldSTEM Challenge!

We are Pleased to Announce the Launch of the WorldSTEM Challenge!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the World STEM Challenge! Website: worldstem.co Twitter: @WorldSTEMedu The concept is to ‘crowdsource’ a video bank of quality STEM lessons and ideas for teachers around the world. The idea is simple: Ask teachers who are making great STEM lessons to share their ideas in a short video,…

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