My daughter is a math and science geek. Her bachelors degree is in chemistry education, and she now teaches advanced placement calculus.
As a lowly Algebra I (and that was the highest math class I took) and Biology B (the biology option for students not planning to go to college, which I did, but had no interest in the advanced science class) student, I never quite figured out where my daughter got the math and science genes, but she did.
And it was always a sure bet to get her a magazine at Christmas or for her birthday that let her read in-depth articles that satisfied her curiosity for all that stuff.
This image from Wiki Commons images shows the "cover of the October 1920 issue of Popular Science magazine, painted by American illustrator Norman Rockwell. It depicts an inventor working on a perpetual motion machine. The device shown is a 'mass leverage' device, where the spherical weights on the right have more leverage than those on the left, supposedly creating a perpetual rotation, but there are a greater number of weights to the left, balancing the device."
Photo Credit: In the public domain.