Education Through Entertainment

Make a Magic Flipping Bottle | Fun Activity

Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Hey everybody!  Handy Dan is back for another summer of fun activities!  We're going to start things off with an activity you'll flip for - a magic flipping bottle!  Learn how to impress your family and friends with a water bottle that will always land right side up when you flip it.  It may look like magic, but it's really science at work!  Check it out!

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Topics: DIY, Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Arts and Crafts, Fun

Make Father's Day Special | Father's Day Ideas

Posted on Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Hey dads! Remember when we kicked all the moms off the blog for the day last month? Well, now it’s your turn! Off you go -- we have secret Fathers Day planning to do over here!

...okay, did the dads all leave? Just us moms and kids here now? Phew, okay, did you guys forget Fathers Day this year? It’s June 17th! So soon!

...just me, huh?

Well, here are some ideas for those of you who weren’t on top of it, and are looking for ways to make Dad’s day special without having to involve fishing or the remote control.

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Topics: Father's Day

Have a Stress-Free Fall - Book Your Assemblies Early!

Posted on Tue, May 15, 2018

We know that timing is everything and we want to help you get a jump on the coming school year.  That's right -- Summer Vacation hasn't even happened yet and we're already planning for fall.  We'd like to help you get ahead of the game, too.  You can book your Mobile Ed school assemblies for the coming year right now!

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Topics: Character Counts Assembly Program, 2018-2019, fall assemblies, back to school

Happy Mother's Day | Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Posted on Sun, May 13, 2018

Mothers’ Day is May 13th! Did you forget?

We’ve never met a mom who prefers a store-bought gift over something her kids made her -- even if her kids are adults -- so we’ve got a list of suggestions today to help you make your mom smile this Mother's Day!

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Topics: Mother's Day

April Showers | Rainy Day Science Activity

Posted on Thu, Apr 5, 2018

It’s time to bid farewell to the snowflakes and get out our umbrellas -- spring is finally here! And as we all know, with April showers come May flowers...but where do those April showers come from, anyway?  We’re here to help you out with a quick refresher on the water cycle just in time to make the most of those rainy days -- along with a few activities to make the time go by faster!

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Topics: DIY, Building Up STEAM, science experiments, Rainy Day Activity, weather, water

Make a Rainbow in a Bottle | St. Patrick's Day Science Activity

Posted on Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Don’t worry -- you don’t have to wish for rain on this St. Patrick’s Day to be able to enjoy a rainbow! Handy Dan and his friend Junkbot are here to teach you how to make your very own St. Paddy’s Day rainbow* in the privacy of your own home -- you won’t even need an umbrella!

*pot of gold not included.

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Topics: DIY, Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Arts and Crafts, Fun, St. Patrick's Day

Back to School Already? | Book Fall School Assemblies Early

Posted on Thu, Mar 15, 2018

I know it isn't even summer vacation yet, but it's never too early to book your fall school assemblies.  With so much happening, September catches everyone off guard, and before you know it the shows you want will be sold-out already.  Don't start your school year with disappointment!  Book your shows before someone else beats you to it.

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Topics: school assembly shows, 2018-2019, fall assemblies, back to school

March 14 is Pi Day! | Pi Activities for Pi Day

Posted on Wed, Mar 14, 2018

March 14 is Pi Day! No, not Pie Day, Pi Day -- the day celebrating the irrational number resulting from the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Don’t worry -- you can still celebrate with all the cherry filling and meringue you’d like, but Pi Day provides us with an opportunity to explore an important mathematical concept in fun and new ways!

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Topics: mathematics education, Pi, math

STEAM Museum for National Catholic Schools Week

Posted on Mon, Feb 26, 2018

In November, 2017, St. Veronica School in Howell was awarded a $1,000.00 grant from the Manasquan Bank Charitable Foundation to use for the advancement of the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program. The funds were used to bring Mobile Ed’s STEAM Museum, a portable field trip, to the school on Friday, February 2nd during Catholic Schools Week.

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Topics: Catholic Schools Week, STEAM Musuem

Women's History Month | Women's Suffrage

Posted on Tue, Feb 20, 2018

73.7 million women in America reported that they voted in the 2016 presidential election -- and good thing, too, since that election marked the historical occasion of a female candidate in Hillary Clinton. However, as recently as only a hundred years prior, women were barred from voting in national elections!

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Topics: Women’s History Month, famous women in history, Women's Suffrage