Engineering Thinking and Design in STEM Toys and Books


Manage episode 222997442 series 2691
By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.

To listen to this episode, download the mp3 directly, find us on iTunes, or use the player below.

Monica Cardella and Elizabeth Gajdzik

This week we talk STEM gifts with Monica Cardella and Elizabeth Gajdzik from Purdue’s INSPIRE Research Institute. Each year, the INSPIRE lab evaluates toys, games, and books that engage girls and boys in engineering thinking and design. Monica and Elizabeth join us to talk about some gifts on the list, how they are evaluated and share some advice for educators who would like to incorporate STEM toys and Makerspaces in their instruction.


Connect with our Guest:

Become a Lab Out Loud Patreon

Support Lab Out Loud

Support Lab Out Loud

If you’ve been listening to Lab Out Loud, played an episode in the classroom for students, or simply value teacher-driven support for science education, please consider supporting our show by becoming a Lab Out Loud Patreon.

To learn more, visit:

We always love to hear from you – our listeners. Do you have any ideas for guests? What topics in science and science education need to be addressed? Submit your comments, concerns and suggestions through our contact page or tweet to us at @laboutloud.

Do you like the show? Please leave a comment on iTunes and rate us!

92 episodes available. A new episode about every 16 days .