What is STEM?

Emma Vanstone, Science Sparks

Emma is a busy Mum to three children and passionate about science education. You can find Emma’s experiments and activities at Science Sparks which is full of fun, creative and engaging science based activities for children of all ages, perfect for home or at school. Find out more at Science Sparks read more

Nancy B – My time in the UK

I was honoured to visit the UK October 7-12 as Nancy B! This is the first time Nancy B of Nancy B’s Science Club made an official international appearance and I am pleased to say I was treated like royalty in the UK.

The idea of my trip began earlier this year when Lisa Guili, MD of Educational Insights, suggested that I meet with Fun Learning’s store managers and explain the features and benefits of both the Nancy B line of science products and the GeoSafari Jr. products. As such, my trip began with a visit to Fun Learning’s office in Wandsworth. I presented EI’s 2015 products as well as the Nancy B line and recent GeoSafari Jr. new products to an enthusiastic and inquisitive group of store managers. The Fun Learning office is in a very interesting and beautiful building that at various times in the past has been an orphanage and an asylum! read more

It’s World Space Week!


Saturday saw the beginning of World Space Week! More than 1,400 events in 80 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration last year; similar is expected this week with the new satellite navigation theme “Space: Guiding Your Way” for 2014. read more

Gender segregation of toys – The Debate!

A hot topic of discussion in the media at the moment is the ongoing debate regarding gendered toys for children. Just last week Minister for Women, Jenny Willcott appeared on ITV’s breakfast news show ‘Good Morning Britain’ discussing the impact gender segregated clothes, toys and resources have on children, their self-identity and even their future career prospects.

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