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Bowling and Building with Toilet Paper Rolls | STEAM Activity for Kids

It's Engineers Week, and today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! As a college student, I was an active member of my university's chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Volunteering to do outreach to school aged girls was my absolute favorite part about being in SWE. I loved showing...

Observe Water Molecules in Action | STEAM Activity for Kids

This post was inspired by an experiment in the back of the book Flash Facts, a STEAM Graphic Novel I shared in a post last week. The book is a series of short STEM inspired stories featuring DC Superheroes, and there are eight fun experiments in the back of the book. This experiment was one of our...

Flash Facts – DC Graphic Novel Edited by Mayim Bialik, PhD | STEAM Children’s Book Review

Flash Facts is a DC Comics Graphic Novel featuring "Ten Terrific Tales about Science and Technology". Flash Facts was curated and edited by Mayim Bialik, PhD, who is a scientist, actress, and author. There are ten individual stories featuring recognizable DC characters and each story is by...

Pitsco’s 50th Anniversary – Big Book Catalog Release and a Giveaway!

I've been proud to partner with Pitsco Education for product reviews and posts for the past few years. I've shared about their 3Doodler Start, Code Cube, and STEM Explorer Pack in previous posts. This year Pitsco is celebrating their 50th Anniversary! They have been sharing STEM at home kits and...

Cinnamon Ornaments | STEAM Activity for Kids

These cinnamon ornaments add a beautiful personalized look to your Christmas tree, and they add the festive fragrant smell of cinnamon to your tree (and house as they cook). This is the first year I've made ornaments with my kids. They are ages 6 and 4, and are the perfect age to really help and...

2020 Holiday STEAM Kid’s Gift Guide

We're now officially one week away from Thanksgiving and then it's time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales! And if you're anything like me you're starting to make lists of gifts for friends and family. All the gifts included here are products we know and love. I share items my kids...

Family Game Night with the Osmo Genius Starter Kit | STEAM Toy Review

We are huge Osmo fans at my house, as you probably know by now from my previous posts about The Math Wizard and The Secrets of the Dragons and the Coding Starter Kit. We were gifted the Osmo Genius Starter Kit to play with and share with you for the holiday season. We had so much fun using the...

Make Vanilla Bean Yogurt in the Instant Pot | Healthy Family-Friendly Recipe

I've been making homemade yogurt in my Instant Pot weekly for a few years now - ever since I first got my Instant Pot and saw it had a yogurt feature. My mom used to make yogurt when I was a kid, but she had to make it in the oven. It is so much easier in the Instant Pot! I have spent the last few...

Halloween Candy Color Diffusion | STEAM Activity for Kids

If you're anything like us, you still have lots of candy sitting around your house from Halloween. This is a perfect way to use up some of the extra Skittles and M&Ms your kids collected. My kids had so much fun with this experiment that they wanted to do it again, and again, and again. Which...

Candy Corn Halloween Experiment | STEAM Activity for Kids

Virtual school for my first grader son has its challenges, but it has some perks too. I am loving the extra time at home with my kids. We are usually able to finish up his afternoon activities a lot quicker than the time allotted for the class, so we have extra time to play, or do fun activities....

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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