Einstein in a Box

Welcome to Einstein in a Box! We are so excited for the discoveries children will find both in our box and in THEMSELVES!

Einstein in a Box is full of everything a child needs to learn about and do hands on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiments. Our monthly box activates thinking, questioning, inquiring, and original creation as we guide children through “SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & the ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS.” It’s probably something a little bit different from other experiments experienced in the past. Each month features all the supplies needed to complete activities, experiments, and design challenges outlined in our custom, subject specific lab notebook along with FUN web based learning in “Beyond...in a Box” found on our website.

Why STEM? Children champion the “Art of the Question” and are natural born engineers; they see a need, investigate how to acquire the need, choose, test, and redesign solutions each and every day. We take children beyond simple regurgitation of facts and figures with the integration of content and application which reflects how science and engineering is practiced in the real world; in tandem with content knowledge – not in a vacuum.

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are used as a guide to ensure that our products supplement the learning that takes place in the classroom and at home. Science concepts build coherently from each Einstein in a Box monthly experience. The emphasis is a focused and coherent progression of knowledge from grade band to grade band, allowing for a dynamic process of building knowledge which complements a child’s entire science education.

If children are “engineering” their very own original designs, then they are doing the “E” in STEM. It’s the application of their prior knowledge in science, mathematics, and utilization of technology that they apply in order to create!

All children are natural “STEMists!”

STEM•ist /stĕmʹĭst/ n. Expert in applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Creator, explorer, inventor…STEMist!

Einstein in a Box
Science That Grows With You!
A product of Academics in a Box Inc

Sneak Peek of this month’s “Moon Dance” box! Order now because boxes ship on the 25th! This month’s Engineering Design Challenge is to design and build a two lens telescope that expands and contracts. Your #STEMists will love it!

Start your subscription athttp://www.academicsinabox.com/Einstein-In-A-Box-s/1815.htm.

Amazing if you think about it….

Amazing if you think about it….

"We ran as if to meet the moon." - Robert Frost

#MusicMonday: Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra, in honor of our newest box, “Moon Dance!” (shipping April 25).

Happy birthday to one of the original #STEMists, Thomas Jefferson, born today in 1743.

What do your #STEMists wonder about? Great quote from Neil Armstrong:

STEM Tot Academy: STEM for Preschoolers
Children are born STEMists—they love to learn and explore. And, they have an innate curiosity that prompts them to ask questions to better understand the world in which they live. At Einstein in a Box, we believe STEMists of all ages should learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). And we get so excited to see early childhood learners – the 2, 3, 4, and 5 year olds— embrace STEM learning too. That’s certainly the case at the STEM Tot Academy.
STEM Tot Academy
Seidah Ashshaheed, recently founded STEM Tot Academy in Woodbridge, Virginia.  STEM Tot Academy provides a strong early childhood curriculum infused with STEM, and designed to develop critical thinking skills and expose its students to a world of observing, thinking and creating. 
Seidah Ashshaheed has 17 years of experience in education and is the author of ABC STEM and Me, an alphabet book that introduces STEM-based careers to early childhood learners.  Ashshaheed subscribes to the philosophy of Dr. Jerry Valentine from the University of Missouri. His focus on student engagement is the premise behind STEM Tot Academy creating project-based STEM activities to make meaningful connections for early childhood learners.
In Sparking a Child’s Interest in Science and Technology by JD Chesloff, chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council’s Executive Committee, and chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care, the link between early childhood and STEM is indisputable. Research confirms the brain is particularly receptive to learning math and logic between the ages of 1 and 4. Early exposure to STEM – whether it be in school, at a museum, in a library, or just engaging in the natural trial and error of play – supports children’s overall academic growth. It develops early critical thinking and reasoning skills, and enhances later interest in STEM study and careers. Learners of STEM concepts early in life have an aptitude for STEM in later years.
Integrating Einstein in a Box
Einstein in a Box is proud to be included in the Academy’s curriculum, based on a monthly theme for all ages.  Ashshaheed adapts the Einstein in a Box and integrates the lesson into each age group.  Einstein in a Box activates thinking, questioning, inquiring and original creation as children are guided through scientific inquiry and the engineering design process.  Even the two year olds are exposed to the teachings offered in the box, modified for their level of comprehension.
STEM Tot Before and After-care
In addition to pre-school (6 weeks to 5 years old), STEM Tot Academy offers a before and an after-care program for school children 5-12 years old. The after-care program incorporates a STEM-based activity each day.  And, children in northern Virginia will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a fun learning environment at the STEM-based weekly-themed summer camp for kids, ages 5-12. 

STEM concepts and skills can be incorporated into your children’s daily lives, whether you are a preschool teacher, a home school instructor, or a stay-at-home mom who is interested in educational stimulation for your preschoolers.  Order your Einstein in a Box now—it’s never too early to teach STEM!

STEM Tot Academy: STEM for Preschoolers

Children are born STEMists—they love to learn and explore. And, they have an innate curiosity that prompts them to ask questions to better understand the world in which they live. At Einstein in a Box, we believe STEMists of all ages should learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). And we get so excited to see early childhood learners – the 2, 3, 4, and 5 year olds— embrace STEM learning too. That’s certainly the case at the STEM Tot Academy.

STEM Tot Academy

Seidah Ashshaheed, recently founded STEM Tot Academy in Woodbridge, Virginia.  STEM Tot Academy provides a strong early childhood curriculum infused with STEM, and designed to develop critical thinking skills and expose its students to a world of observing, thinking and creating. 

Seidah Ashshaheed has 17 years of experience in education and is the author of ABC STEM and Me, an alphabet book that introduces STEM-based careers to early childhood learners.  Ashshaheed subscribes to the philosophy of Dr. Jerry Valentine from the University of Missouri. His focus on student engagement is the premise behind STEM Tot Academy creating project-based STEM activities to make meaningful connections for early childhood learners.

In Sparking a Child’s Interest in Science and Technology by JD Chesloff, chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council’s Executive Committee, and chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care, the link between early childhood and STEM is indisputable. Research confirms the brain is particularly receptive to learning math and logic between the ages of 1 and 4. Early exposure to STEM – whether it be in school, at a museum, in a library, or just engaging in the natural trial and error of play – supports children’s overall academic growth. It develops early critical thinking and reasoning skills, and enhances later interest in STEM study and careers. Learners of STEM concepts early in life have an aptitude for STEM in later years.

Integrating Einstein in a Box

Einstein in a Box is proud to be included in the Academy’s curriculum, based on a monthly theme for all ages.  Ashshaheed adapts the Einstein in a Box and integrates the lesson into each age group.  Einstein in a Box activates thinking, questioning, inquiring and original creation as children are guided through scientific inquiry and the engineering design process.  Even the two year olds are exposed to the teachings offered in the box, modified for their level of comprehension.

STEM Tot Before and After-care

In addition to pre-school (6 weeks to 5 years old), STEM Tot Academy offers a before and an after-care program for school children 5-12 years old. The after-care program incorporates a STEM-based activity each day.  And, children in northern Virginia will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a fun learning environment at the STEM-based weekly-themed summer camp for kids, ages 5-12. 

STEM concepts and skills can be incorporated into your children’s daily lives, whether you are a preschool teacher, a home school instructor, or a stay-at-home mom who is interested in educational stimulation for your preschoolers.  Order your Einstein in a Box now—it’s never too early to teach STEM!

Engineering Design Challenge: Can you design and build a two lens telescope which can expand and contract? We bet you can!

Engineering Design Challenge: Can you design and build a two lens telescope which can expand and contract? We bet you can!

Math is everywhere! Which slice would you buy?

Math is everywhere! Which slice would you buy?

OMG! See, even science can have drama! 

OMG! See, even science can have drama!