STEM PLAY Every Day

Every single day I encourage my children to participate and engage in: 
Science, TechnologyEngineering, & Mathematics.
We make learning fun and interactive with hands-on experiments, innovative projects and by exploring the world around us.
Let us inspire you to start your own adventures at home or in the classroom.
~Dr. Susan P. Yates
Scientist, Educator & Mom!

Day #285
Day #285
"S" is for science? Can you guess where this S came from?
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