Kitchen Science for Kids

While children are cooking healthy foods, they are informally seeing science in action. When they shake salad dressing, whip eggs, and stir ingredients together, they observe changes in state. Add some heat with cooking, such as baking bread or hard boiling eggs, and there’s even more to see. There are also lots of experiments that… Read more

Science Fun at Home

Science experiments at home can be fun, easy and inexpensive. Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of family science activities. Looking for science experiments to try at home? Here are a few places to find ideas: Bring Science Home from Scientific American Big Science for Little Hands at Home from Science World… Read more

Shadow Play

Playing with shadows helps children learn about the properties of light. Exploring shadows can be done using everyday objects that are readily available. And, it’s fun! Here are some light and shadow activities to try: Reflections and shadows – Science for 3-5 year-olds  – Two activities, Exploring my shadow and Shadow puppets, from Science World’s… Read more

Sticky Science

What makes things stick? Here are some experiments exploring the science of sticky: Sticky Stuff: Science for 3-5 year-olds  – Ice Cube Fishing and Window Clings from Science World’s Big Science for Little Hands @ Home. Static Electricity – Fun Balloon Experiment for Kids  – Another easy to do experiment that uses everyday material found… Read more