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Science for Students: What Makes a Good Insulator?

Science for Students: What Makes a Good Insulator?

How Do Insulators Work?

Science for Students: What Makes a Good Insulator?

Energy will always be transferred from the object with a higher temperature to one with a lower temperature. In other words, heat will always flow from hot to cold. When we try to insulate something, we are trying to keep the energy from being transferred from a hotter object to a colder one. Good insulators prevent energy from easily being transferred from one object to another.

Incredible Exploding Sandwich Bag Science Activity

Spoon of Baking Soda Over Glass of Water

Incredible Exploding Sandwich Bag Science Activity

If a baking soda rocket wasn't enough of an explosion for your child, then this experiment is bound to be more his style. Using the same acid-base reaction that makes quick bread rise when you cook, this experiment shows that sometimes, combining common household products can be explosive without being dangerous. However, this experiment is definitely messy! Take your materials outside, or choose a place to "explode" your sandwich bag that can be cleaned up easily.

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Science Experiments for Kids: Make a Lemon Clock

One Whole and One Half Lemon on White Background

Learning About Electricity

Science Experiments for Kids: Make a Lemon Clock

As part of a generation of children growing up in an increasingly green and eco-conscious world, things like low-energy light bulbs and hybrid cars are the norm for your child. Making a clock that runs on citrus power is not only a powerful way to reinforce the idea that there are alternative energy sources to be found everywhere, but it's also a great way for her to learn more about electricity and conductive materials.

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Science for Students: Wrap Your Mind Around Insulation!

Science for Students: Wrap Your Mind Around Insulation!


Cute Penguin Walking on Beach

Have you ever wondered why animals like polar bears and penguins are able to stay warm in sub-zero temperatures? Or why a cup of hot cocoa doesn't stay hot for a very long time? The answer to both of these questions involves insulation.

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Science Experiments for Kids: Bottle Balloon Blow-Up

Four Stages of Balloon Inflation

Observing Air Pressure

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 the only thing getting blown up is the balloon, it will be quickly reignited when she realizes that she can blow up balloons using various forces, none of which include forcing air from her lungs into the balloon. These experiments work best with latex balloons.

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Do-It-Yourself "Ologies"

Do-It-Yourself "Ologies"

Required:

  • Your time only

Quick! What are the three most important laws of pizzology (the study of pizzas)? Don't worry if you don't know—in fact, it's your job to make them up. That's the whole idea behind this activity: each person invents and describes his or her very own field of science.

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by: Rebecca Desfosse

6 STEM Playtime Activities for Kids

These days, many parents know the benefits of bolstering their kids' interest and talents in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) world. Yet, they aren't sure how and when to start. The truth is, it's never too early to start engaging your children in STEM education outside of their regular school homework. In fact, the more you encourage your child to partake in these types of activities, the more their interest grows. Find out how to integrate STEM into playtime for your preschooler through middle schooler with these amazing STEM activities for kids.

by: Rebecca Desfosse

7 STEM Careers Kids Can Explore

STEM Careers for Kids

The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field is growing every day, with new and interesting career paths emerging that weren't even a possibility a few years ago. Careers in the STEM field are some of the fastest-growing occupations in the country and feature amazing growth and salary potential. Here are a few of the most exciting STEM careers kids can explore.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Fourth Grade: What Will They Learn?

Fourth Grade: What Will They Learn?

School changes quite dramatically for students in fourth grade. Your child will be applying reading skills in content area subjects such as social studies, science, and health. Study skills will become very important as kids will now be asked to write reports and handle long-term assignments. Find out what else your child will learn this year.

  • Divide by one-and two-digit numbers.

  • Use calculators and computers.

  • Add and subtract fractions.

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    Updated: April 9, 2020

    40 Educational Shows for Kids You Can Stream Now

    40 educational shows you can stream for kids right now

    Searching for educational programs for your kids to watch during COVID-19 school closures? With so many options available on various streaming services, it can be overwhelming to do the research, even if you have extra time on your hands. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you and broken things up by category and age group. As always, make the determination that’s right for your home and your child. Happy streaming!

    St. Patrick's Day Carnations

    St. Patrick's Day Carnations

    Estimated time to make this gift:
    A few hours to overnight.

    Materials:
    • white carnations
    • green food coloring
    • water
    • vase(s)
    Optional
    • baby's breath or other "filler" plant materials
    • ribbons (optional)

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    Naturalistic Gift-Boosting Activities

    What's it all about?

    Naturalistic Gift-Boosting Activities

    Does your child spend more time peeking under rocks than scrambling over them? Kids start out with a natural curiosity about the world around them. But when icky gets too yucky, it often means bye-bye to bugs and beetles. Here are some activities to keep that initial interest and turn it into a lifelong habit of appreciating our natural world.

    What can you do on a daily basis? The family pet can be a link to the bigger animal world.

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