With our kids heading back to school, it's time for us to take a good look at the state of the union for math and science in this country (USA). It's discouraging to admit that students in this country are lagging behind in those subjects. That's right, the math and science scores for kids in this country are sad. It has been reported that by the time our students are ready to leave high school - ready to enter higher education and the labor force - they are doing so badly with science they are significantly weaker than their peers in other countries, and that our idea of "advanced" is clearly below international standards. But our kids are no dummies, whatever the reasons are, let's all pull together and help change things.
A great primer for understanding inventing is Young Inventors - Inventing 101 written for students and geared for three different levels, with advice for teachers and parents. Invention stories, learning about the patent system, understanding what a patent search is, and more is included with this primer.
Hello, I'd like to thank Kate for letting me know about "100 Awsome Engineering Projects For Kids". As the name suggests, the website has 100 great experiments that will let kids construct, play, learn and grow, all while they study the fundamentals of engineering.
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