Wednesday, September 06 2017 10:28

Nancy B's Science Club Celebrates S.T.E.M. with a New Music Video...

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As we roll toward the holidays, the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) category will once again be one of the hottest, and this month Educational Insights celebrates five years of empowering young girls to embrace their passion for science through their Nancy B's Science Club line of S.T.E.M. toys. Launched via Facebook, a new music video champions "all of the smart, cool, curious, science-loving girls out there." Check it out below...

"The Nancy B's Science Club line was inspired by one of our own team member's childhood desire to have a microscope that she could proudly display in her bedroom," said Lisa Guili, General Manager of Educational Insights. "We looked around and found that even many years later, there still wasn't a line of truly relatable science tools for girls that also provided them with a robust assortment of exploration and discovery possibilities."

That team member was teacher and scientist, Nancy Balter, who recognized the opportunity to leverage the toy industry to empower girls to love science. She worked with Educational Insights to develop and release products for girls ages 8-12, including the best-selling MoonScope™, AquaScope™, chemistry sets, and more. The products include colorful activity journals packed with activities, experiments and discovery inspiration.

"It's been rewarding to hear from girls around the world who report that this line has been instrumental in growing their love of science," said Balter, who holds a biology degree from Yale University. "I'm thrilled to know that my own childhood dreams are now influencing and inspiring futures for young girls—many of whom might one day end up in science-related fields."

Check out Educational Insights' official site to see their full line of great toys.

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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