Science and young children.... Can those words possibly belong in the same sentence?Making babies and caring for newborns can, of course, seem like one giant, marvelous science experiment from the parental point of view. But now that our milky bundles have turned into som.... read more
When I was a kid, we had a small plot in the back of our house, just big enough to grow a few various and sundry things in. I don't really remember what we grew, but I remember having it. As I got older I began to take part in the activities of gardening. Like many families.... 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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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