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Six Simple Machines and a Flat Tire

Six Simple Machines and a Flat Tire 0

While changing a flat tire on my car, as the jack was lifting the car, it seemed to me that there was science at work here. My husband explained that the jack was basically a screw, one of the six simple machines he remembers learning about. Not having a clue to what he was talking about, I did my Google homework and learned quite a bit.
  • Irit Sherman
STEM Toys Designed for Girls

STEM Toys Designed for Girls 0

Every time I mention the topic STEM for girls, I can see the questioning looks I get - the looks that silently ask Why STEM for girls? In today’s world, where it is politically correct to remove the gender assignment in toy store aisles, why have STEM toys for girls?
  • Irit Sherman
What is STEM and why STEM toys?

What is STEM and why STEM toys? 0

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

While raising my kids, I was always very concerned about the education they received and the skills they developed. It was always important for me to introduce them to science and technology – because I believed, and still strongly do, that those skills can ensure good jobs

  • Irit Sherman