Episode 58: STEM, STEAM, and Science Fairs: Why Bother? 

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STEM, STEAM, and Science Fairs: Why Bother?
STEM, STEAM, and Science Fairs: Why Bother?

Science and Christianity go hand in hand. Using God’s Word, Stephanie shares how to DISCOVER, EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE, and DISCERN the world around us in Episode 58 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“STEM, STEAM, and Science Fairs: Why Bother?


Connect with God’s Word

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Colossians 3:17

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whosoever things lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

Connect with Genesis Apologetics

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The Ark and the Darkness

Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 

For more on today’s topic, click on the links to these recent articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

Connect with the TOS App

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Connect with 

Stephanie mentioned in today’s episode. Did you know STEM, STEAM, and science fairs are all covered with a membership? Members have access to an annual science fair, and science courses for all grades (including preschool) in addition to activities that fall into the STEM and STEAM categories. One price covers the entire family. 

Courses mentioned in today’s episode:

STEM, STEAM, and Science Fairs Discover Explore Experience Discern

Connect with

If looking for STEM and STEAM curriculum for homeschoolers, take a look at what homeschool families are actually using! Read the various reviews linked below provided by

Connect with The Homeschool Minute 

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Connect with Upcoming Episodes

New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at Here’s what you can look forward to next:  

  • 3/11/24: Episode 59—“Teen Rebels and Grown Prodigals: Pain and Prayer” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® with guest, Hannah Wuehler. 
  • 3/18/24: Episode 60—“What to Do with the Active, Wiggly Ones” hosted by Christine Weller of
  • 3/25/24: Episode 61—“Are Conventions Really Worth Attending?” hosted by Heather Vogler of The Old Schoolhouse®

Questions or comments on the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast? We’d love to hear from you at

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