Bionerds Blogs

What is Bionerds thinking these days?  What interests us the most at this time?  Does exploring science at a young age matter?  You are welcome to follow our blogs below by one of our teachers.  We also include articles from others who feature us.  Give us your feedback or ideas on what we should blog next at  We are here for you to discuss what matters for our young Bionerds and our community.

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Summer Camp Support

February 1, 2023, by Jessica Peralta, Parenting OC magazine

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Camp Ready

February 1, 2022, by Jessica Peralta, Parenting OC magazine

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STEM Survival

June 1, 2021, by Shawn Price, Parenting OC magazine

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Happy Campers

February 1, 2021, by Sarah Mosqueda, Parenting OC magazine

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Uncertainty: How to Plan When So Little is for Sure

July 16, 2020, by Elizabeth Mesic

Last Monday our Governor rolled back our progressive opening of the state in response to rising case numbers of CoronaVirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and fear of limited health resources.  Now some of the school districts across our state are announcing decisions to start the new 2020 school year this fall with more homeschool, while others have not released their plans for the school year 2020-2021. The school year is set to start in a matter of weeks, yet many of the schools we work with, the students we teach and their parents have no clear idea of how the education will work this fall.  Read more..

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Top Online Summer Camps for Kids

May 26, 2020, by Smore Science

It’s that time of year when you’re starting to think about sending your kids to summer camp, but with the way this year has gone, many camps are still closed, and social distancing is still happening in many states. You may be wondering how you all ever keep your kids and teens busy at home all summer.  Read more…


Little Brains are Big Sponges!

April 15, 2020, by Sameera Rangwala

Did you hear about the “social distancing” order of 1665?  Even if your not a big history buff this factoid is well worth knowing. In 1665, the bubonic plague forced people into quarantine similar to what we are experiencing today. A curious 24-year-old college student took advantage of the time and discovered differential and integral calculus, formulated a theory of universal gravitation, explored optics, and experimented with prisms and investigating light. Woah! Can you guess who? Read more

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Top Resources to Keep Science and Social Distancing Fun!

April 06, 2020, by Sameera Rangwala

It’s hard to deny that our daily lives have rapidly changed in the last few months. Sometimes it feels like we are in a bizarre dream that’s launched us onto a mysterious island in the twilight zone! The global need for social distancing to keep our families safe and healthy is of good cause, but, what now? Well if there was ever a time in history to be quarantined at home this just might be it.  Read more

Elizabeth Mesic is an Educator Associate who graduated from University  of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological  Sciences and Public Health.  She has years of experience working with  kids.  She went on to work with a laboratory technology company where she worked with laboratories all over the United States on their purification  processes.  After observing the after-school programs at her child’s  school, she jumped at the chance to share science with kids in a fun,  hands on way.  She enjoys the excitement kids bring to science and  loves to see that interest grow.  Bionerds is fortunate to have her on the team.

Sameera Rangwala was an Educator Associate at Bionerds.  She has a passion for all things science. She earned her bachelor degree in Biology with a minor in Family Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She continued her academic journey to earn a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Biostatistics from the University of Maryland as well. Not long after, she earned another Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Maryland. Sameera has 15 plus years in the industry field.  She is also a mother of three young children who naturally love science and technology.  She hopes to teach, inspire, and ignite a passion for science in the next generation of world changers.


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