Women in Space: Milestone Achievements

Here at MakeCrate we have a particular fondness for women in STEM.  After all, our founder is a woman. We also have a fondness for space.  Because SPACE! So we thought it’d be fun to put the two together and celebrate just a fraction of the records,...

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Recycling Logic Puzzle

Test your problem solving ability with this recycling logic puzzler!Four recycling trucks arrive in different days, and in different times, to collect recycling materials.What is the color of the truck that collects batteries? Use the chart and clues below to help you...

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5 Great STEM Activities for Outdoors

5 Great STEM Activities for OutdoorsSpring is here!  The beautiful weather calls us outside, and creates the perfect opportunity to bring learning outdoors. Check out these ideas to encourage STEM learning while taking advantage of the great outdoors!...

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Profiles in STEM: Rachel Carson

Perhaps the finest nature writer of the Twentieth Century, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is remembered today as the woman who challenged the notion that humans could obtain mastery over nature by chemicals, bombs and space travel than for her studies of ocean life. Her...

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Robots Every Day!

MakeCrate’s Robox, an educational robot subscription, is designed to teach kids how to build and program robots- great skills to have as robots become more and more prevalent in our everyday lives.  Let’s take a look at some of the amazing ways that robots...

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Profiles in STEM: Helen Greiner

  The team at MakeCrate loves automation and we are ready adopters of just about any tool to increase efficiency and eliminate chores. So today we are celebrating Helen Greiner, co-founder of iRobot, and one of the designers of the iRobot Roomba -a self-driving vacuum...

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STEM Lesson Plans: Coding and Engineering

STEM Lesson Plans: Coding and EngineeringBring engineering and coding to your classroom with our free downloadable lesson plans!STEM skills like coding, engineering, and robotics are important for all kids as they prepare for the future.  Our educator written lesson...

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Robot Logic!

Test your problem solving ability with this robot logic puzzler! You are locked in a room with only two doors. Each door is guarded by a robot. One door leads to your escape, while the other leads to certain death. In order to choose your door, you are allowed to ask...

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