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Color Changing Blueberry and Lemon Juice | STEAM Activity for Kids

This experiment is a continuation of our Butterfly Pea Tea Color Change STEAM Activity. During that experiment I explained to my kids that the dark color in the butterfly pea tea that is a pH indicator is also found in things like blueberries. My son immediately asked if we could try the...

Color Changing Love Potion Tea | Valentine’s Day STEAM Activity for Kids

This tea will “magically” change from lonely blue to LOVEly pink just by adding one delicious ingredient! It makes a perfect love potion for your little Valentine to enjoy. If you’ve been around this blog for awhile you probably noticed I haven’t shared very many experiments in the last few...

Dinosaur Valley State Park | STEAM Family Road Trip

A few weeks ago my family took a road trip from Houston to Waco, then on to Glen Rose, Texas to visit the Dinosaur Valley State Park. My husband has wanted to take my kids to visit this park for years to see dinosaur tracks. It's best to visit this State Park during drier periods because the...

Deflating Balloon Races | STEAM Activity for Kids

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you might have already heard my family's exciting news: I'm pregnant with our 3rd baby! This picture was taken at the start of my third trimester We found out the gender for the first time (my first two pregnancies we kept the gender a surprise until the...

Back to School STEM Clothes for Girls

As soon as the calendar changes to August I start to focus on what I need to get the kids ready to go back to school. We haven't had a set schedule all summer, so I'm looking forward to getting everyone back into a routine with set bedtimes, wakeup times, and structured days. My kids have been...

Rescue an Animal from an Ice Balloon | STEAM Activity for Kids

In last week's post I share how my kids found my stash of balloons and wanted to use them for STEAM Activities this summer. This week my kids wanted to use balloons to recreate an activity they saw on Ryan's World on YouTube - we are rescuing animals from an ice balloon! This activity is perfect...

Inflate a Balloon with a Chemical Reaction | STEAM Activity for Kids

Recently my kids found my stash of balloons. I bought them for birthday party decorations, but my kids had other plans. They helped me think outside the box for creative ways to use the balloons besides just fun decorations. So over the next few weeks I will be sharing fun and easy STEAM...

Bronson Beaver Builds a Robot by Teko Bernard | STEAM Chapter Book Review

My son has really blossomed as a reader this year. He is in first grade, and now he is able to read well on his own! It's bittersweet for me because he doesn't always have to ask me to read books to him anymore. I LOVE reading to my kids - I'd say it's my favorite thing to do with them everyday as...

8 Things You and Your Kids can do Everyday to Protect our Earth

When I was in 3rd grade my teacher chose me to star in our class play for Earth Day. I was Planet Earth, and there was a "Planet Clean and Safe" that was a much happier place than Earth. In the play we talked about how to protect Earth and make it happier like "Planet Clean and Safe". Me in 3rd...

Peeps Easter STEAM Activity for Kids

If the Easter Bunny brings your kids Peeps, but the kids discover they don’t like them (like my kids did), then try this easy experiment instead of throwing them away! We did two experiments in one: “Sink or float?” and “Will it dissolve?” and I share the simple instructions in this post. I made a...

STEAM for Kids

STEAM Experiments

We test, create and share simple, fun, easy experiments for kids of all ages


We read and share our reviews of the best STEAM books for kids of all ages


We test and share our reviews of the best STEAM toys for kids of all ages

Women in Engineering

Interview Series

We interview bright, talented, and dedicated women and share their stories of the ups and downs of balancing an engineering career and motherhood

Work/Life Balance

We share posts about the importance of taking care of yourself and finding passions outside of work 


We share posts about finding joy in the ups and downs of motherhood without losing yourself along the way

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About Engineering Emily

About Engineering Emily

Hi I’m Emily. I’m an engineer, mom and wife. I’m passionate about encouraging kids to love STEAM, introducing girls to engineering, and motivating women to find personal happiness in their career and motherhood journeys.


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