Custom Kits R Us!


Educational Innovations Blog

By Donna Giachetti

It all started with a promotional email: Let Us Build Your Custom Science Kits.  When we sent this to our subscribers, we hoped for a positive response, but we could not have guessed HOW excited our customers would be.  It wasn’t long before our phones started ringing.  Eager voices asked us if we could build kits on germ transmission…  engineering…   virology… light diffraction…

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Bugs, Bugs, Delicious Bugs!


Educational Innovations Blog

By Donna Giachetti

These days, eating bugs is in the news more often than ever before.  Even the dreaded murder hornets, it seems, are a delicacy in parts of the world!  I’m always delighted when science intersects with popular culture, and edible bugs are definitely one of those instances.

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Wilesco Steam Engines


Ted Beyer, Educational Innovations, Inc.

By Ted Beyer

Educational Innovations has carried Wilesco model steam engines off and on for years.  But why?  They’re just toys, right?  Well, no—they are so very much more.

If you apply some critical thinking to a steam engine and its accessories, you will discover that you have a wonderful practical demonstration of a bunch of scientific principles, many of which are pretty basic.

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No Place Like Home… for SCIENCE!


Educational Innovations Blog

By Donna Giachetti

In this season of COVID-19, “at home learning” has taken on a vastly different meaning.  These days, if you have a school-aged child, you’re facing a slew of new challenges.  How do you help your child stay on track with her digital classroom work?  Where can you find learning tools that are meaningful AND fun?  And how will you keep your kids’ minds engaged during the summer months?

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Poetry + Science = Wow!


Educational Innovations Blog

By Donna Giachetti

A few months ago, a colleague at Educational Innovations shared with me a poetry web page he thought I’d enjoy.  It was a joyful little corner of the Internet called Elemental Haiku.  (Thanks, Ted!)  The author, Mary Soon Lee, composed 119 science haiku – a poem for each element in the Periodic Table. 

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