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Updated on Aug 12, 2013

Tap into technology. Spending time on a computer doesn’t have to be a bad thing for your kids. There are many resources for educational activities that enrich young minds. For example, K12's animated activity that explains how to identify rocks, allows kids and parents to start the fun on the computer and then go out “in the field” and find rocks themselves to identify. Shapes, texture, color and size are all clues to how they might have been formed and their place in the Earth’s makeup.

Whether it's making rainbows in your back yard, tracking the earth's movement from your own home, growing a seed sponge, or any number of fun science activities at your fingertips, the bottom line is keeping the activities hands-on and straightforward will make science a blast for kids. So take advantage of everything this season has to offer and instill a lasting love of science in your kids. 

Deanna Glick is a senior writer for K12. She has nearly two decades of experience as a journalist covering many topics, including education, youth and family issues. Deanna has also served as a volunteer and staff member for children's school-based nonprofit organizations. For more information about K12's tuition-free, online public schools in 32 states and D.C., plus its three private schools, please visit the K12 website.

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