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Easy ways to get kids excited about STEM

They’re the subjects of the future: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Our kids are growing up in a rapidly changing world – and an exciting one too. So, you’ve got a little one interested in science – how best to nurture that? We aim to provide the edtech to help, plus some more ideas below… Experiment […] Read More

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Interview with Minilab Producer, Scott Cameron

Here at Minilab we’re a small but diverse team, so communication and organisation is key to delivering beautiful content for kids! Luckily our new Producer, Scott Cameron, is on hand to keep things running smoothly. I caught up with him to talk career paths and coffee… In the spirit of all things mini, describe yourself in […] Read More

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Fostering Creativity in Children 🎨🖌

Creativity is not just something we are born with as human beings: it’s something we can foster and train. Even if your child doesn’t feel they are very good at a creative task, if they enjoy it and work at it there’s no stopping them! Creativity is for everyone, not just artists (think engineers, architects, […] Read More

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Astro Cat Explains… Meteor Showers

There are two well-known meteor showers visible in the sky from late July until mid-August. But what makes these tiny rocks light up our night skies every year? The Prof is on hand to explain all, and it starts with asteroids and comets… Asteroids Asteroids can be found anywhere in the solar system, but you’ll […] Read More

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Keeping Brains Busy in Summer!

Over summer it can be easy for kids to just switch off and not want to do anything ‘educational’ (a word they may instantly recoil at hearing!)  – so what can you do to keep their minds active without them feeling like they’re back at school? We’ve got a few ideas for little scientists… Museums […] Read More

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Become a Galactic Genius with Astro Cat

3…2…1…LIFT OFF! Hold onto your space helmets, the Prof. is back for another app adventure. Prepare for a voyage into your neural pathways as well as outer space… Download Galactic Genius with Astro Cat now We are so excited to be sharing with you our most challenging app yet. ‘Galactic Genius with Astro Cat’ features […] Read More

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Astro Cat Explains… Optical Illusions

Greetings, explorers. You might have noticed some mind-boggling optical illusions on our social media channels – we’re getting our brains warmed up for Galactic Genius with Astro Cat! But why are optical illusions so puzzling? We asked the Prof for his scientific explanation…   The Ebbinghaus Illusion In this illusion, the light blue circle on […] Read More

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