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Cutting Edge Circuit Kits: Why Lightbulbs, Alligator Clips, and 9-Volt Batteries Don’t Cut It In the Classroom Anymore

January 18, 2019

Research starting from the 1960s to present day has shown that undergrads who are majoring in engineering and physics still don’t have a basic understanding of circuitry. Yet, their instructors...

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4 Ways to Be An Awesome STEM Mentor, Even Without Formal STEM Training

January 17, 2019

Would you believe that young adults with mentors are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college — and 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions. There’s really no...

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littleBits Hits the Road in 2019

January 15, 2019

Each year, education-focused events bring innovators in education — educators, administrators, entrepreneurs — together to talk shop. And each year, the littleBits team looks forward to making interesting connections and...

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Meet Sarah, Your Personal Avengers Hero Inventor Kit Mentor!

January 11, 2019

This is Sarah. Sarah’s favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough. Her favorite cartoon villian is the Ice King from Adventure Time. Sarah loves baking (bread, pastries, bagels,...

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For National Mentoring Month We Got You a Personal Invention Mentor!

January 9, 2019

January is National Mentoring Month, a series of campaigns and events that help focus national attention on the need for mentors, as well as increase the number of mentors helping...

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Two Easy Ways to Be a STEM Mentor IRL (In Real Life)

January 7, 2019

STEM education has become vital for kids — both at school and at home. However, according tо the Department оf Eduсаtiоn, fewer than 16 percent of high ѕсhооl seniors show аn...

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Making STEM a Habit in 2019

January 3, 2019

Some experts report that it takes up to 66 days of doing something consistently to form a habit. As we embark on a new year, filled with new possibilities, it’s...

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It’s 2019: Let’s Do This!

January 1, 2019

It is with great joy and gratitude that I’d like to thank you for inventing, building, and imagining with the littleBits team in 2018. We created some amazing things together....

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Let It STEM, Let It STEM, Let It STEM

December 27, 2018

There’s something magical about the snow. It inspires cozy sweaters, hot cocoa, and curling up with a good book. But for those of us who lament the cold weather because...

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12 Days of littleBits

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays! As you may have seen, the littleBits team celebrated “12 Days of Bits” through the month of December — culminating in an awesome Winter Wonderland invention. The invention...

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