Nights might be short in the summer, yet the warm weather (and no need to get up for school in the morning) make it the ideal time for stargazing. Here are some ideas to get your little Galileos interested in the science behind twinkling celestial bodies. Get MoonyHave your ki.... read more
A few months ago, we talked about using the garden to introduce life cycles to your kids. That is just the beginning. There is so much more kids can learn about science while they are getting their hands dirty in the garden! Sprouting Seeds The hardest part about sprouti.... read more
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
Spring is in the air ... and in the ground and everywhere in between. Spring means new growth, warmer temperatures, and beautiful flowers. What better time for kids to use science to explore their world?Plants! Growing plants from seeds is a great way for kids to learn about .... read more
You and your kids already know that your kitchen contains all sorts of delicious things to eat. Today, you'll learn that it also contains some amazing ways to learn! Density: Eggs in Salt WaterFor this experiment, you'll need two eggs, water, salt, and two tall glass containe.... read more
Names don't lie. Simple machines really do make our lives simpler. What's more, they make for some fun and simple learning experiences for little ones. Here are some easy and fun ways to teach your kids about four simple machines. The WheelTo a preschooler, the best thing a.... read more
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
As temperatures drop, here are some cool science experiments to keep your kids' brains warm! Melting Chocolate - Do 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.... read more
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
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
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