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Teaching Children About Acids and Bases

July 31, 2018

Have you ever tried to teach kids about the fundamentals of acids and bases, only to be met with groans and other bored reactions? We understand that that’s no fun. Maybe you’re excited about the concept and want to make...

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Create Your Own Lava Lamp

July 6, 2018

Lava lamps are the epitome of 1970s cool. You may have had one in your own room growing up as a kind of throwback to the era of disco and bell bottoms. But did you ever think about the science...

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Milk surface tension

Learning About Surface Tension: Color Changing Milk

June 8, 2018

What is surface tension? It’s the tension in a liquid’s surface film, which takes up the least amount of space possible because of the fluid’s elasticity. The cohesion of liquid molecules keeps the surface of liquid placid and still. The particles in...

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Rubber Egg Experiment

Rubber Egg Experiment for Kids

May 22, 2018

Have you ever heard of a naked egg experiment?  It’s a trick involving dissolving eggshells — one of those fun kitchen experiments that feels almost absurd to call a lesson. Everyone will want to take part in this cool activity....

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Water expands when cold

Guide to Teaching Children About the States of Matter

May 4, 2018

Many of us have experienced that existential “wow, science!” moment in adulthood. It may have occurred while watching an ice cube melt in the sun. Suddenly, it dawns on us that the ice is actually made of crystalline water molecules,...

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Tornado in a Bottle Experiment

April 5, 2018

Tornadoes are violent winds that create a funnel underneath a storm system. As the winds rotate, they often pick up speed, and eventually, they form what is called a funnel cloud — a column of water droplets, dust and other...

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Teaching Science to Different Learning Styles

March 7, 2018

Most successful teachers are personally invested in their students’ success. The best are instructional chameleons, changing colors and adapting to each unique situation. No two students are alike, both in terms of personality and learning style. As a result, no...

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Getting Kids Interested in STEM

February 2, 2018

What’s your child’s favorite subject in school? The common answer is recess or PE, but science, math and other STEM-related subjects aren’t often cited as favorites. Changing how kids feel about STEM can make a world of difference as they...

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How to Teach Kids About Pollution

January 3, 2018

With climate change continuing to be a hot topic, many parents and teachers are trying to figure out how to teach kids about pollution. It’s important for children to know about it because when they’re familiar with what it is,...

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Space Food

December 4, 2017

Have you ever asked yourself, “What do astronauts eat in space?” If so, you’re not alone. When you visit a science center, it’s not unusual to see kids — and some adults — walking around with astronaut ice cream and...

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