• Four Stages of Balloon Inflation
    Indoor Activities
    Science Experiments for Kids: Bottle Balloon Blow-Up
    Science Experiments for Kids: Bottle Balloon Blow-Up If your child jumps for joy at the thought of blowing things up, she will really enjoy the Bottle Balloon Blow-Up experiments. Though her excitement may die down temporarily when she realizes...
  • Three Toilet Paper Tubes on White Background
    Indoor Activities
    Make Your Own Toilet Paper Tube Flashlight
    Make Your Own Toilet Paper Tube Flashlight By now, your child has learned enough about electricity to know that it's not some mysterious force that only electricians can make sense of. If you've already made a Lemon Clock, then he has learned a...
  • STEM Toys for Kids
    Best Toys
    11 Awesome STEM Toys to Get Kids Into Science and Math
    It's smart to nurture your child's love of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, many STEM fields are growing, and STEM jobs pay nearly double the average salary of other U.S. jobs. See whic...
    Erin Dower
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    Science Projects
    Top Science Fair Projects for All Ages
    Science fair projects can be fun and educational, and push children to learn more about scientific study and research. Help your child find a science fair project that fits his area of interest. This list of interesting, easy-to-create science fa...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School and Learning
    Who Knows Volcanoes? Quiz
    Volcanoes can create islands and destroy towns. They can even make beautiful sunsets. How much do you know about these sleeping giants? ...
  • School and Learning
    Scientific Discoveries
    Science Discoveries II Quiz
    How much do you know about recent science discoveries? ...
  • Make Your Own Perfume Activity for Kids
    Perfume Making
    Perfume MakingIngredients Essential oils Pure grain alcohol (vodka) Water Directions Perfume is simple to make, the trick is to put the essential oils together creating a smell you like. Perfume is made up of base notes (the smell stays the long...
  • School and Learning
    Science Projects
    Rain in a Bag Activity
    Rain in a Bag ActivityAge: ElementaryTime: 30 minutes or lessType of Activity: Art and Science Materials needed: Clear, plastic, resealable baggie -- sandwich size White paper cut to the size of the baggie. Scissors Permanent magic markers Water...
    Margy Davidson
  • School and Learning
    Science Projects
    The Backyard Volcano
    The Backyard Volcano Age: Elementary and upTime: About 15 minutesType of Activity: Backyard scienceEncourage your children to explore science in their own backyard. Plant a garden, catch butterflies, or better yet, build a live volcano! Sound tri...
    Ann Svensen
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Nature Art
    Grow a Butterfly Garden
    Grow a Butterfly GardenAge: Preschool and upTime: An afternoon or moreType of activity: Nature Arts and CraftsYour kids will watch in wonder as flowers that they've planted become home to colorful butterflies.Materials needed: · Flowering plant...
    Christine Dvornik
  • School and Learning
    Science Projects
    Eight Steps to a Great Science Fair Project
    Eight Steps to a Great Science Fair ProjectGetting Started: Steps 1 - 4 For your child, making the decision to enter the science fair is a very exciting thing. Tackling questions and finding solutions through experimentation goes hand in hand wit...
    Joy Suarez
  • School and Learning
    Science Projects
    Build A Mars Colony
    Build A Mars ColonyYour children are in charge of planning for a Mars Colony. Their mission?To insure the colony's success by bringing along enough supplies andtools to create a self-sufficient outpost of human civilization. The missioncan be a g...
    Dennis Randall
  • School and Learning
    Science Projects
    Advice from a Science-Fair Judge
    Advice from a Science-Fair Judge John Douglass,* a neurobiologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, has judged both grade-school and high-school science fairs, local and international. Here are his pointers for parents: It's hard to cut co...
  • School and Learning
    Science Projects
    All About Science Fairs
    All About Science Fairs It's a curious thing: even though American scientists are valued and respected in American society, fewer and fewer American students are pursuing the sciences beyond minimum graduation requirements. What can we do to reve...
    Betsy Van Dorn