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Science Fun: Tornado in a Bottle

This easy, at-home science project helps children understand the circular motion of tornadoes. It’s the perfect way to explore weather with your little one! Supplies:…
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Explore Science with these DIY Crystal Geodes

What do diamonds, salt and sugar have in common? They’re all crystals! Your child can see the crystallization process in action by creating these simple…
Science Fun: DIY Rain Cloud Experiment

Science Fun: DIY Rain Cloud Experiment

Is your little one curious about clouds and rain? Learn more about the weather with this easy and educational science activity for kids. Using just…
Explore Science with this DIY Lava Lamp

Explore Science with this DIY Lava Lamp

This DIY lava lamp makes it easy for your child to understand the density of different liquids. Find out which secret ingredient puts everything in…
Explore Science With This Fun, Bubbling Potion

Explore Science With This Fun, Bubbling Potion

Your child will bubble over with excitement when baking soda and vinegar react in this DIY bubbling potion! Have fun learning and experimenting together with…
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3 Food Science Experiments for Summer

One of the things I love most about cooking is the opportunity it provides for learning—for both myself and my children. There are so many…
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Spring into Science

As winter fades to spring, young children have new opportunities to channel their inner explorer by playing outside and interacting with nature. Spring is a…
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Media Guidelines for Preschoolers That Every Parent Should Know

When it comes to children and technology, guidelines for media use are becoming more flexible given the realities of the digital world in which we…

Your Child, the Natural Scientist

In many ways, young children are natural scientists. And according to The Scientist in the Crib, by Alison Gopnik, Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl, we are “born with the ability to discover the secrets of the universe…with the drive to explore and experiment until we do.” Indeed, the first three years of life are consumed by a desire to explore and experiment with objects. The crib, the playroom, the bathtub and the backyard are all excellent laboratories for our young…
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