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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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Astronaut

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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Think Like a Scientist: Teaching the Scientific Method to Kids

November 9, 2017

If you’re wondering how to teach kids to think like a scientist, the solution is pretty simple — teach them the scientific method. While that may seem easy on the surface, introducing the scientific method for kids in a way…

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Rock candy

Make Your Own Rock Candy

October 16, 2017

*Please note parental participation is required for this experiment due to working with scalding liquids. Can a single science experiment be alliterative, fun and yummy all at the same time? When it comes to making your own rock candy, the…

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Disappearing Messages!

August 15, 2017

It’s almost a rite of passage. At some time in every childhood, you absolutely must experiment with disappearing ink. Many a secret message has been written and delivered using this time-honored method of communication. What kids who write these notes…

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Ice Salt Experiment

Understanding Melting Points

July 11, 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…

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Guide To Choosing A Fun Summer Camp For Your Child

Guide to Choosing a Fun Summer Camp for Your Child

June 8, 2017

For children, summer is a fun time full of long, lazy days without school or homework. But for parents, it’s often a challenge to keep their children engaged and entertained. No matter the child, within a few weeks, most everyone…

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