Simple Machines, STEM, and Rube Goldberg

November 30, 2021
As children we loved a game by the Ideal Toy Company called The Mousetrap Game. Based on Rube Goldberg’s creative ideas of complicated systems for solving a simple problem, the ...
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Winter STEM Challenges

November 21, 2021
Winter is Coming!  Let’s Chill Out with STEM! Frosty engineering opportunities will be here soon. When adults think of winter, they visualize the future workload of shoveling snow in sidewalks, ...
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Six STEM Stocking Stuffers

November 12, 2021
The holiday shopping season is getting into full swing and if you are like us, we are looking for that “just right” toy or book for the children on our ...
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Junk Bots:Trash to Treasure

October 11, 2021
Robots, androids, and… junk bots! What is a Junk Bot? A junk bot is robot made from virtually any old, discarded materials such as old electronics or computer parts, pieces ...
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STEAM – Putting the A in STEM

August 30, 2021
STEAM- Putting the A in STEM The need for increased STEM education has been well-documented and recommendations on implementation have been ongoing for over a decade. The logic was simple. ...
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Classics and STEM

April 6, 2021
integrate classic literature and STEM activities with parent outreach. A great combination!
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STEM CON and Beyond

March 22, 2021
What happens when you do something for the second time? It’s usually better than the first time, right? That’s exactly what is happening with STEM CON and Beyond 2021! Last ...
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National Fairy Tale Day

March 13, 2021
Although February 26th is the official National Fairy Tale Day, we think EVERY day is a good day to celebrate these wonderful “Once Upon a Time” stories. We are also all ...
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Citizen Science: Fostering the Joy of Science and Making a Difference.

April 21, 2020
April showers bring May flowers. April also brings us Library Week, Children’s Book Day, National Pet Day, Earth Day, and Citizen Science Month. Of all those interesting events, Citizen Science ...
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Simply STEM-Inexpensive Solutions to a Successful Program

January 21, 2018
It’s time to gather the materials for the upcoming STEM activity. Don’t think you have any? Think again. Open your cupboards and closet. Do you have paper cups? Craft sticks? ...
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What They Say


Wendy came to Bellevue Arts Museum to co-lead our Full STEAM Ahead! Summer Camp in August 2014. This camp was a huge success thanks to her expertise, experience, and warmth working with the campers throughout the week…

Educational Outreach Director, The Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington