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100th Day of School Garden
100th Day of School Garden
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100th Day of School Garden
Your child grows a green thumb and flowers with this seed planting activity that also celebrates the 100th day of school!
1st grade
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How Do Oil Spills Harm Wildlife?
How Do Oil Spills Harm Wildlife?
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How Do Oil Spills Harm Wildlife?
In this experiment, your middle schooler will chart the effects of oil on a feather in order to grasp the tragic effects of oil spills on wildlife.
Science
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Pick Your Own Berries
Pick Your Own Berries
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Pick Your Own Berries
Summer is a great time to work on pre-kindergarten skills that will serve your child well in her first year at school, while having some fun in the sun!
Preschool
Science
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Clean Water Using the Sun!
Clean Water Using the Sun!
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Clean Water Using the Sun!
Can you think of a way of cleaning dirty water using the sun? In this activity, you will be making a "solar still" that is able to do just that!
Science
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Homemade Thermometer
Homemade Thermometer
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Homemade Thermometer
Show your child how to construct a homemade thermometer. It's hands-on fun and a great way to learn about this important instrument!
5th grade
Science
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Find a Flower
Find a Flower
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Find a Flower
In this activity, find out who the flowers' "partners in crime" are by being a flower spy!
Science
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Plant Habitats: Dandelions
Plant Habitats: Dandelions
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Plant Habitats: Dandelions
In this plant habitats activity, children play the role of an ecologist and take surveys of different areas to discover the best habitat for dandelions.
5th grade
Science
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Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water
Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water
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Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water
Do this experiment to help your first grader understand how salt can be removed from salt water. All it takes are a few household materials.
Preschool
Science
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Predict the Weather
Predict the Weather
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Predict the Weather
Test your skills as a weather forecaster, and learn some science terms on the way!
Science
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Impossible Heights: Calculate and Measure with Your Shadow!
Impossible Heights: Calculate and Measure with Your Shadow!
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Impossible Heights: Calculate and Measure with Your Shadow!
In this math and science activity, help your middleschooler learn about proportion and measurement with just her shadow and a tape measure!
Science
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Sunset Calendar
Sunset Calendar
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Sunset Calendar
Many ancient cultures used the rising or setting sun to create calendars. Observe the setting sun once a week to come up with your own solar calendar!
5th grade
Science
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Play Science Password!
Play Science Password!
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Play Science Password!
This activity will help your child review science concepts, learn new ones, and become familiar with examples of various concepts in science. Plus, it's fun!
Science
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Study Game: Planets!
Study Game: Planets!
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Study Game: Planets!
All you need are pencils, paper and some scissors to get started on this easy and fun game to review astronomy information, or other types of study concepts.
5th grade
Science
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Seascape Art
Seascape Art
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Seascape Art
Help your child celebrate the summer and the sun by making a sandy seascape.
2nd grade
Science
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How Long is Your Shadow on the Shortest Day?
How Long is Your Shadow on the Shortest Day?
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How Long is Your Shadow on the Shortest Day?
Introduce your fourth grader to the concepts of solstices by observing the length of her shadow on the shortest day of the year, compared to other solstices.
4th grade
Science
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Landscape Photography
Landscape Photography
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Landscape Photography
Did you know that August is American Artist Month? Your child can explore the art of photography by using a digital camera to capture the landscape around her.
Science
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How to Press Flowers
How to Press Flowers
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How to Press Flowers
April showers may bring May flowers, but your child can preserve the beauty of spring's bounty all year long with this simple craft project!
1st grade
Science
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Stage a Debate
Stage a Debate
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Stage a Debate
Here's how you and your teen can stage your own formal debateâbeyond arguing why chores are unethical! Formal debates improve teens' critical thinking skills.
Science
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Build a Pine Cone Bird Feeder!
Build a Pine Cone Bird Feeder!
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Build a Pine Cone Bird Feeder!
Build a bird feeder science craft that brings birds to your yard, and a smile to the whole family's face.
Kindergarten
Science
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How to Make a Weathervane
How to Make a Weathervane
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How to Make a Weathervane
Learn how to make a weathervane with this fun and simple meteorology project for fourth graders.
4th grade
Science
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Air Particle Experiment
Air Particle Experiment
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Air Particle Experiment
This easy at-home experiment is a great way to "see" science.
5th grade
Science
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Sandbox Fossil Find
Sandbox Fossil Find
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Sandbox Fossil Find
Make "fossils" with your child to hide in the sandbox or at the park or the beach, to help your child explore his archaeological side.
Kindergarten
Science
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Homemade Rain Gauge
Homemade Rain Gauge
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Homemade Rain Gauge
Slip some science into storm watching with a homemade rain gauge!
2nd grade
Science
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Explore the Phases of the Moon
Explore the Phases of the Moon
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Explore the Phases of the Moon
We all know that the Moon has different phases, but it can be hard to figure out why. Try this activity to see how the Moon's phases really work.
3rd grade
Science
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Clay Landscape
Clay Landscape
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Clay Landscape
This clay "painting" activity encourages and supports creative development and critical thinking skills.
3rd grade
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