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Learn How Soap Repels Germs | STEAM Activity for Kids

My son started virtual learning for 1st grade last week. We've had our ups and downs figuring out this new way of learning, but overall it's been a great experience. His first science assignment was this fun experiment (talk about a teacher after my heart!). I have seen this experiment gaining...

Grow Crystals on Seashells | STEAM Activity for Kids

We were lucky enough to take a day trip to the beach this summer. The beach is my whole family's happy place. The waves, sun, sand, saltwater...a day enjoying the sights, sounds, tastes, smell, and feel of the beach is the perfect de-stressor and reset. One of my kids' favorite things to do at the...

Osmo Coding Starter Kit | STEAM Toy for Kids

My kids got a lot more screen time than I'd like to admit this summer. I was looking for ways for them to play on their iPad, but learn at the same time. When we were gifted the Osmo Coding Starter Kit I knew it would be the perfect end of summer vacation activity for my kids. It's an educational...

Make Rock Candy | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today is my kid's first day of school. Our summer felt long, but now that school is starting we're all saying it was too short! It's all about perspective, and hopefully with this experiment we can teach our kids that the wait for these rock candy treats is worth it when they are enjoying their...

Back to School STEAM Clothes for Kids

Back to school usually means a new wardrobe for both my kids every year. Right around when the new school year is starting is when I notice all their clothes are getting too small. We try to wear clothes as long as possible and use hand-me-downs, but we still end up buying quite a few new clothes....

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...

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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