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 04.13.16
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In Germany boys are 67% more likely than girls to want to play their favorite app with friends rather than on their own. 
 
*PlayScience. (2016). App-titudes Europe
 
Singing Science is Fun and Effective
A recent article published in the International Journal of Science Education examined the impact of science-focused music videos on kindergarten through 12th-graders’ science knowledge and attitudes. Three experiments revealed that music videos were effective at teaching science information to students, led to modest information retention rates, and were more frequently rated as “fun” than non-musical science videos. Read More →
Makeblock Brings Together Engineering and Coding
Makeblock robot kits provide children with the full hardware and software experience by requiring requiring children physically build the robot before programming and coding it to run. Robots can take anywhere from one to three hours to build and include sensors for seeing, hearing, feeling, and more.  Read More →
Sports Assist With Teens' Identity Development
According to a recent study published in Psychology of Sport & Exercise, playing organized sports influences adolescent female identity development. Interviews with 13- to 17-year-old girls revealed that peer interactions while playing sports positively impact athletes’ psychological, emotional, social, and physical development. Read More →
K'NEX Engineering Toys for Girls
K'NEX has a line of building sets that lets girls become engineers. The sets teach girls math, science, technology, and engineering through the assembly of structures such as ferris wheels, airplanes, and houses. Each set also comes with accessories for decoration, a figurine, and a story that includes the character and her structure.  Read More →
 
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