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  • Acids and Alkalis: You Can Tell by the Taste Activity
    Chemistry
    Acid or Alkali: You Can Tell by Taste!
    In this fun activity, students "taste-test" various foods and learn that acidic foods like lemons taste different than alkaline foods like broccoli. This resource from ScienceWerkz: Acids and Alkalis interactive courseware is brought to you by N...
  • Properties of Acids and Bases
    Chemistry
    Properties of Acids and Alkalis: pH Values
    Kids learn the pH values of acid and alkali solutions, and also learn the pH values of some common substances like water, lemon juice, and detergent. This resource from ScienceWerkz: Acids and Alkalis interactive courseware is brought to you by ...
  • 5-Year-Old Write Backward
    Cognitive and Psychological Development
    I Need Help! My Five-Year-Old Writes Backward
    Is it normal for a kid to write backward, especially when they're learning? Our expert weighs in on this grandmother's concern. ...
  • Human Reproduction
    Human Biology
    All About The Human Reproductive System
    In this activity, kids will be asked to answer multiple-choice questions about various aspects of the human reproductive system. This resource from Conquer Science (Grades 5 and 6) interactive courseware is brought to you through the collaborati...
  • Conquer
    School and Learning
    Activity: Assessing Human Impact on the Environment
    In this activity, kids review data on a graph, and then answer questions about the data. The activity featured in this resource asks kids to think critically about the human impact on the environment. This resource from Conquer Science (Grades 5...
  • Conquer Science: Animal Adaptations for Survival
    School and Learning
    Animal Adaptations: The Key to Survival
    Brought to you by Nodma, this printable from Conquer Science (Grades 5 and 6) will teach 5th and 6th grade students about the various structural and behavioral adaptations that animals and other organisms have developed to aid in survival. In th...
  • School and Learning
    Year-Round Schooling
    Year-Round School
    The pros and cons of year-round school are dealt with in this article. ...
  • Activity Center
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    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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  • World Geography Week
    School and Learning
    6 Fun and Educational Toys to Celebrate Geography Awareness Week
    In 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported that 75 percent of U.S. eighth-graders did not have a solid foundation in geography. According to U.S. News and World Report, geography is not a required subject in middle and high schoo...
    Laura Richards
  • school fundraising 101
    School Fundraising
    School Fundraising 101
    School fundraising helps raise money for your child's school. Rather than just asking for donations, fundraising is typically an event or a service you provide. School fundraisers may be used to help buy or upgrade the school library, maintain ge...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Need a Homework Helper? 5 Tips for School Success
    School and Learning
    Need a Homework Helper? 5 Tips for School Success
    As a parent, you want your kid to do their very best in school. You already know that in order to do that, your kid needs plenty of sleep, healthy food and a plethora of back to school supplies. However, short of a professional homework helper, w...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • kids on a bug hunt
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    11 Fun Summer Camp Crafts and Activities to Try at Home
    Kids don't have to go to an expensive camp to have a blast this summer! Bust summer boredom with these classic camp-inspired activities and crafts you can do at home with your kids. Find both indoor and outdoor activities for groups and individua...
    Erin Dower
  • How to end homework battles - thinking frustrated child
    School and Learning
    How to End Homework Battles
    Do you find yourself in a nightly battle with your child over homework? Are you tired of seemingly endless numbers of multiplication problems and geography questions plaguing you every night? Don't let it get the best of you. Here are some tips t...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Should schools eliminate homework
    School and Learning
    Should Schools Eliminate Homework?
    Recently, some schools districts in New York, Vermont, Florida, and Pennsylvania decided to ban homework. They claim that a student's time can be better spent reading, engaged in a sport/activity, or bonding with family members. Is it possible fo...
    Rachel Sokol
  • What do kids really like about school?
    Back to School
    What do Kids REALLY Like About School?
    FamilyEducation asked a bunch of kids what they really like about school. Check out this hilarious video for some honest answers. ...
  • Alphabet
    8 Cool Color-by-Number & Color-by-Letter Printables
    Help your preschooler or kindergartener learn his colors, numbers, and letters with these free printable color-by-number and color-by-letter coloring pages! Also check out our Preschool and Kindergarten Workbook. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • how to get involved in the PTA
    PTA and PTO
    How to Get Involved in the PTA
    If you've never been to a PTA meeting, it can be a little intimidating. A bunch of teachers and parents who all seem to know each other already, all working together to do… what exactly? Don't panic! The PTA is essential to your child's school'...
    Rebecca Desfosse