Two years ago The Maker Mom was just a couple of months old. I gathered a couple of online friends for a silly experiment. Let’s bring people together to talk STEM on Twitter, I suggested. Liz from Kitchen Pantry Science, who had just released her Kid Science App, and the amazing Joanne, AKA Science Goddess, obliged.
That was the first #STEMchat.
I was afraid that the three of us, along with my friend Yvonne, who was also a panelist, were just going to be tweeting each other for one loooong, tedious hour. I still remember the butterflies in my stomach when I logged on to Twitter.
But people joined in- parents, educators, STEM professionals! Smart people with ideas and passion, eager to share ideas and resources.
STEMchat was a hit!
Even more, it was a thing. The hashtag is now commonly added to to tweets about science and technology. It’s part of the Twitter vernacular. Should I have defended it more closely? STEM talk is good talk. I’m cool as long as other parties don’t use it for their actual chats…which has almost happened a time or two.
At any rate, I’m getting the original STEM band back together and this time we’re celebrating Liz’s new book, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House! (affiliate link)
Join Liz, Joanne and I tonight to talk about the exciting, fun ways to help your kids love science.
- August 26
- 9 – 10 PM Eastern
- on Twitter
- Follow @KitchPantrySci, @ScienceGoddess and me, @KimMoldofsky. You can also follow via the hashtag #STEMchat
Leave a comment below to win a copy of Liz’s book or a special STEMchativersary gift!