Go Gold Girl Power – Dana Vollmer sets swimming world record

Here’s to some Olympic gold girl power – Dana Vollmer became the first U.S. female swimmer to strike gold in London, cruising through the field to win the 100 butterfly event, finishing in 55.98 seconds and setting a new world record for the event.

It’s Dana’s first individual Olympic gold for the 24 year old from Syracuse, NY. In 2004 she won a relay gold. Congrats Dana – go Girl Power.

Science Kits for Tweens – Wild Science Magical Crystal Oasis

Tweens will love this gender friendly crystal growing kit.  Research shows that tween girls start to lose interest in science bur this fun kit will help reverse this trend as they learn about chemical reactions, structure changes and the properties of matter – and watch cool things grow.[ReviewAZON asin=”B003BVK802″]