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Make Quicksand | STEAM Activity for Kids

When my kids were playing in sand recently I mentioned something like, “hopefully it isn’t quicksand.” My kids both asked, “what’s quicksand?”. I realized they didn’t know what quicksand was yet, so we watched a few YouTube videos to learn about it. My kids were enthralled. Then I decided to turn...

How Much is a Million? | STEAM Children’s Book Review

Today’s Friday Favorite STEAM book is another great math book for kids: How Much is a Million? written by David M. Schwartz and illustrated by Steven Kellogg. This book is from my mother-in-law's collection of math picture books (she's a retired middle school math teacher). My kids and I have been...

Rainbow Lemonade | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today we’re making the perfect midsummer treat: Rainbow Lemonade! This is as beautiful as it is delicious, and it's easier than it looks to make. My kids had a blast helping me make the rainbow lemonade and couldn't wait to drink it. Keep reading to learn how to make this colorful summer...

Math Curse | STEAM Children’s Book Review

My mother-in-law is a retired middle school math teacher. During a recent visit I found several math picture books at her house. She told me she used to read these books to her students at school. We initially thought they might be too advanced for my kids (because she taught grades 6-8), but I...

Code Cube | STEAM Toy for Kids

I’ve been introducing my kids to coding through books, toys and activities for the past few years. I think coding is critical for all kids to learn because so much of our lives are intertwined with technology.  I was thrilled when Pitsco gave me a Code Cube to try at home with my son. It...

Disappearing Colors | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s STEAM activity is disappearing colors. It’s another magical experiment that fascinated my kids. It’s simple to do with just a few ingredients you probably have at home right now.   Safety Note: this experiment uses liquid bleach. Bleach is toxic and can be harmful if inhaled or ingested,...

Can You Fit Through an Index Card? | STEAM Activity for Kids

I held up a 3” by 5” index card and asked my kids, can you fit through this index card? It’s no surprise that they both giggled and said, “No!” I told them it is possible, and I'll show them how…all we need to do is make a few cuts with scissors to turn the index card into a connected chain that...

Dancing Raisins | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s STEAM Activity is Dancing Raisins! This activity is so simple but is incredibly fun and entertaining for kids. There are two ways to do this experiment: with Sprite or with baking soda and vinegar. We tested and had a blast with both methods, so I’m sharing both methods in today’s post. ...

Make S’mores in a Solar Oven | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s STEAM Activity is making s’mores in a solar oven! This is just in time for the Fourth of July, our favorite day to make and eat s’mores!  The title of our Lil’ Smore magazine (that I shared last week), made me desperately want s’mores. It is my favorite summer treat. We often cook the...

What Do You Do? Podcast | Engineering Emily Interview – Episode 02

You can now hear my engineering story on another podcast! What Do You Do? Podcast released my interview as a new episode last week.  What Do You Do? is a brand new podcast to learn about different careers. They interviewed me to learn about what a chemical engineer does. Of course I didn’t have a...

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

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

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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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