Understanding Melting Points

June 9th, 2017

  How do you explain the states of matter to a child? It’s a difficult concept to master. Even some adults have trouble wrapping their heads around how something can go from solid to liquid to gas with just a few small tweaks in temperature or location. The best way to teach kids is to have fun, and a science experiment that demonstrates melting points while also incorporating ice — fun! — and food coloring — super fun! — can...

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Moving From STEM to STEAM

May 2nd, 2017

Infographic source: http://musicedmasters.kent.edu/stem-to-steam/ You are no doubt familiar with the acronym STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM has become a major focus for educators and analysts, who see jobs in this sector booming over the next few years. Employers clamor for students with degrees in these areas, coinciding with a big increase in the percentage of jobs that require a postsecondary degree in the United States. But while there’s no doubting the importance of STEM to our...

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15 Fun Science Books for Kids

April 11th, 2017

  Whether you’re introducing your child to science for the first time or hoping to give them a renewed interest in the subject, books play an essential role. If the science books you choose don’t hold their attention, they won’t be interested. If you choose fun science books, there’s a good chance they’ll become curious and anxious to learn more. What makes a science book fun? We’ve picked 15 of our favorites in the list below. It’s important to remember...

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Science Shows Kids Love (to Learn From)

March 14th, 2017

Everyone knows the popular series “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” which has introduced many a young person to the wonders of science. But as great as Nye is, there are a world of other worthy science-themed television shows that parents and teachers can use to spark their children’s interest and imagination. Here are nine science TV programs kids will love, organized by the age of the kids they’re aimed at. Best TV Shows for Preschool Kids 1. “Sid the Science...

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Make Your Own Ecosystem

February 22nd, 2017

Your child may not know what an ecosystem is, but every day they are surrounded by one. An ecosystem encompasses all the living things in a designated area. That means animals, plants and any other organism, and it also includes the environment they live in. That may mean sun, dirt, weather and so on. A sustainable ecosystem uses its resources wisely and can continue in perpetuity, replacing rather than wearing out natural resources such as soil and water. The cool...

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Make Your Own Slime

January 26th, 2017

*Always remember to wear protective goggles and have parental supervision when conducting experiments at home! It’s a not-so-scientific fact — kids love messes. The sticker and gooier those messes are, the happier your kids will be. That’s why every day camp from the beginning of time has done the “liquid starch glue” craft, in which kids combine white glue and liquid starch to make a runny, gummy pile of goop that fascinates kids for hours. But liquid starch glue isn’t...

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Choosing After School Clubs for Your Kids

January 9th, 2017

While after school clubs may seem like something solely for kids in middle school and older, the reality is that so many of the subjects and skills taught in elementary school can be enhanced by an after school club. In addition to that, kids are getting less and less time to play — an after school club can also take the form of playing a sport. Kids want meaningful lives. Studies show that even eight-year-olds are happier if they feel...

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Welcome To Our New Blog

December 16th, 2016

  Science Explorers is passionate about providing children ages 4 – 11 with a unique opportunity to learn about science with our fun, hands-on science camps and after school clubs. Our goal is to make science fun and exciting for children so that they learn to love it as they grow. We’re proud to announce that we’re launching our blog! Here we’ll be sharing a wide range of topics from tips to getting our youth engaged in science to fun at home...

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Parent Testimonial

June 19th, 2014

We wanted to share this great testimonial from a parent whose child attended our after-school clubs at General Wayne Elem.: Overall club experience: Excellent! Additional Comments:  The teacher was out-of-the-world AMAZING.  My son came home every day excited about science.  So many times he’s said he wants to become a scientist or an inventor– he loves having hands-on-projects and learning how things work.  There’s a way to encourage thinking and creativity, and the teacher has mastered that.  In 7 years...

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Science Explorers is Proud to Present our Summer T-shirt Design Winner!

August 3rd, 2011

July 26, 2011 – “If It’s not fun, we’re not doing it!” “Jupiter” Jen with our T-shirt winner Vincent  Science Explorers Announces winners of 2011 tshirt design contest ….  Science Explorers recently held a design contest for their Summer Science Tshirt , 2011 season. Many entries were received from campers ages 4-11 through the 7 counties in South eastern PA and Delaware. “Science Explorers is happy to announce that approximately 4000 people will be wearing a Science Explorer T shirt...

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