Newton's Road Articles

Newton's Road has a column in Families First Monthly, a newsprint magazine available in over 400 locations in Northern Lower Michigan. Links to these and other Newton's Road articles are listed below. Use the Archive link to access older articles. 

February 1, 2020
Feb-Mar Families First Column

Rube Goldberg Machines are crazy contraptions that do very simple tasks. They are a very fun way to develop a wide variety of engineering skills!

December 6, 2019
Dec-Jan Newton's Road Column

Discover fun ways for your family to have a greener holiday season this year!

October 1, 2019
Oct-Nov Newton's Road Column

Explore ways to engage in STEM learning this Fall. Northern Michigan is a fantastic place to observe and engage in the physical phenomena of our earth. 

August 1, 2019
Aug-Sep Newton's Road Column

We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful, clear and unique place to observe the night sky. Currently, only 1% of the US population lives in a region with dark sky viewing. This is a great time of year for families to explore the night sky. In this column, you will find some of the best Northern Michigan sites for viewing the night sky and resources for engaging kids.

June 1, 2019
June-July Newton's Road Column

What does STEM look like as a family? This column explores how activities such as walking in the woods or going to the beach can be naturally occurring STEM activities.