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34 articles in "Science"

  • Experiments with Light

    Ashley Young - Learning » Science

    It's the time of year when the days are getting shorter and shorter. By the time everyone in your family is home from work and school, it's probably already dark outside (or close to it). In the interest of fighting off the darkness, this month we are bringing you some fun exp.... read more

  • The Science of Snowflakes: Facts and Activities for Children

    Laure Latham - Learning » Science

    Six is the magic number for snow - did you know that? If you had a big magnifier and stepped outside with your children on a cold winter day to watch snow fall from the sky, here is what you might observe - six-sided hexagonal crystals, needles or flat six-sided crystals, and .... read more

  • Warm Science for Cold Days

    Ashley Young - Learning » Science

    As temperatures drop, here are some cool science experiments to keep your kids' brains warm! Melting ChocolateDo the three types of chocolate (milk, dark, and white) melt at the same temperature? Put a small piece of each type of chocolate on two or three plates. Have your ki.... read more

  • Fall-ing for Science

    Ashley Young - Learning » Science

    Fall is officially here, and it brings a bushel of new opportunities for scientific observation, discovery and exploration. Here are some ideas to help your kids learn about this amazing time of year. Leaf Observations - Making observations is an important part of the scien.... read more

  • Science Really Rocks!

    Ashley Young - Learning » Science

    You probably don't have to try very hard to convince your kids that science rocks. The discovery and wonder and fun of it is irresistible to kids. With these experiments, your kids can see science rock in a new way...with rocks!Fizzy RocksFor this experiment, you'll need a.... read more

  • What is STEM Class?

    Eliza Clark - Learning » Science

    When our kids are in preschool, we can feel pretty confident that we’ve got a good grasp of what they are learning. Social skills, pencil grip, letters and colors, songs about the days of the week—we’re on top of it! Kindergarten and first grade are all about .... read more

  • Science Fun with Magnets

    Ashley Young - Learning » Science

    Kids love magnets. Those colorful refrigerator accessories are also a great way to teach kids about science. For older kids, you can get into the properties of magnets (poles, etc.), but for younger kids, you can use magnets as an easy illustration of caus.... read more

  • Make Weather in Your Kitchen

    Ashley Young - Learning » Science

    If you live in the U.S., there is a good chance that your weather has been in the news recently. Record-setting high temperatures and crazy rainstorms are just some of the headline-grabbing weather we've seen this summer. With all of this talk about weather, your kids migh.... read more

  • Using Science to Find Your Way

    Ashley Young - Learning » Science

    Navigation is a skill we use every single day. Whether you use your GPS to locate the newest smoothie place or your internal compass to navigate your kid's room in the dark, you rely on navigation skills to get around. Here are a few suggestions for introducing and practicing .... read more

  • Inspiring Wonder at the Natural World: The Books of Steve Jenkins

    Eliza Clark - Learning » Science

    Many describe babies as natural scientists. They test their environment (including their parents) ceaselessly in order to figure out how things work. They drop food from the high chair to learn about gravity; they shake everything they pick up to see what sound it mig.... read more

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