If you don’t already have Lego’s new “Women of NASA” play set, you’d better hustle. The toy became a massive seller in the 24 hours following its release on Nov. 1, briefly selling out on Amazon. Parents are falling over themselves, rightly so, to expose their girls—and boys—to inspiring role models in a field where…
via Advice from a real “Woman of NASA,” for kids who dream of working in science — Quartz
Women of NASA is SO AWESOME! I know what I want for Christmas!
A really lucid, brilliant, amazing TEDx talk on education. Joshua Katz gets a little angry, but you can understand why, listening to him.
Random – I’ve now become fixated with Youtube vids combining maths with knitting. Of which there are hundreds! Wouldn’t credit it, would you?
Isn’t it fascinating? I don’t even know how I got started, it was just completely random – you know it’s so easy to go on a click-frenzy and wind up somewhere completely different from where you started. I don’t even knit! (Well, not much. And my crocheting is worse than that.) And my maths is well rusty.
But to justify the amount of time this new fixation is swallowing up, I’m absolutely going to have to make my next two MCs a knitting nerd and a mathematician. How else am I ever going to make use of this colossal amount of unplanned ‘research’?
What unexpected destination has chance and whimsy taken you to lately?