In honor of the total solar eclipse hitting our skies on August 21 (that’s Monday!), the United States Postal Service has launched Total Eclipse of the Sun stamps. But the extra cool part? They actually change color. For real. Related: Everything you need to know about the total solar eclipse Just place your thumb on the black disc in the middle of the stamp and you’ll start to see an image of the moon peek through. So cool, right? And, the back of the panel of stamps shows a map of the eclipse across the U.S.A. If you’re not...Read More
We’re counting down the days to the total solar eclipse that we’ll be experiencing on Monday, August 21. In case you haven’t heard about it (what?), or might have missed all the helpful information we’ve been posting here on Cool Mom Tech, we’ve rounded up all our posts right here in one handy place. From safe glasses to tips for watching with kids, even how to figure out how much of the solar eclipse you’ll see in your area, we’ve got you covered. Just like the sun. Heh, get it? Here’s how to check how much of the solar...Read More
With all this solar eclipse talk (or The Great American Eclipse, if you’re fancy), our kids’ interest in space has been piqued. Well, even more than it already is, which is why this indoor space play tent caught our eye. Related: Where to find the best safe solar eclipse glasses For reenacting the moon landing, or setting up camp as the first humans on Mars, this space play tent looks to be the perfect way to keep them safe from the elements, whether that’s their pet cat or florescent lights. Ha. And it’s not just an indoor tent, though...Read More
It’s back to school time, which also means, back to school shopping time. That’s why we launched the first installment of our annual Cool Mom Picks Back to School guide, full of the coolest space accessories for kids. Yay geeks! From school supplies to cool shoes, even a must-have-go-right-now-and-look Neil DeGrasse Tyson pin, we’ve got a bunch space-tastic goodies for kids that will hopefully make them soar to new heights this back-to-school season. Oh how I love space puns. Whether your kids are already back, or you’ve still got a month to go (like us), head over to Cool Mom...Read More
We have to admit that we’re getting pretty excited about the total solar eclipse on August 21. Depending on where you live (or where you’re traveling to), you could experience up to 3 minutes of complete darkness during day. Along with making sure you’ve got safe solar eclipse glasses, we’re loving these fun solar eclipse gifts to commemorate an experience that has happened in a very long time. Related: 5 expert tips for watching the total solar eclipse with kids Snag this cool solar eclipse gym tank in everything from a t-shirt to a hoodie, even a baby onesie...Read More
The best solar eclipse glasses for your family, in every price range. Because you like your retinas.
In case you haven’t noticed, we’re geeking out over the total solar eclipse that’s coming on August 21. Where you live will determine what you see, but here in Nashville, viewing will be at a premium with almost 3 minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. So, I’ve been checking into which solar eclipse glasses are right for my family. Because we like our retinas. Ha. So, we found some great solar eclipse glasses in every price range, so you can watch safely with your kids too. CMT is an rstyle affiliate Related: 5 expert tips for...Read More
In less than 2 months (or August 21, 2017 to be exact), the total solar eclipse will hit our sky, and let’s just say we’re pretty excited. If you’ve got the date marked on your calendar (or wondering if you should), check out these tips from our guest Mark Bender, who’s been hunting eclipses since 1999, chasing them from Norway to Australia. He’s sharing 5 tips to watch the solar eclipse like a pro, so get ready for quite a show. 1. Make it educational. Considering the last eclipse like this one happened 99 years ago, talk to your...Read More
Unfortunately, we’re going to be in an airplane during the highly anticipated total solar eclipse in August, so it’s questionable as to what we’ll be able to see of it. But, if you’re going to be on the ground, mark your calendar because this is not to be missed. The only issue: you’ll want to have glasses to protect your eyeballs, even if you’re in the areas where you’ll only see a partial solar eclipse. Related: 71 of the best science Twitter accounts to follow But, lucky you! There are a bunch of libraries (like 4800 or so) across...Read More
With my bigger kids in classes with more than one teacher now, particularly when it comes to the STEM subjects, I want to make sure they get as much thanks as their regular classroom teacher at the end of the year. And, let’s just say I’m pretty sure one of these hilarious t-shirts would do the trick. If you haven’t perused Look Human, I encourage you to take a few minutes and check out their offerings, particularly when it comes to teacher t-shirts and gifts. Here are a few of my favorites that I’m pretty sure your favorite STEM teacher...Read More
Web Coolness: Instagram albums, women in STEM art prints, and why you should skip email in the morning
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. We are loving these awesome women in STEM art prints. Room service robots! Why you should skip reading email in the morning. (But oof, tough habit to break for some of us) In case you missed the Women of NASA LEGO set that’s been blowing up the Internet. This adorable 3rd grader is in the National Google Doodle competition, and he wants your vote. If your favorite kitchen gadget is the Instant Pot, you’ll want...Read More
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