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Be a Botanist: Make Herbarium Sheets
Be a Botanist: Make Herbarium Sheets
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Be a Botanist: Make Herbarium Sheets
In this middle school activity, your child will learn how to press plants and create her very own herbarium, or plant library! Here's how:
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Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
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Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
Does your middle school teenager have good reflexes? Gauge his reaction time in this science and math activity that requires only a yardstick and a friend.
5th grade
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Practice Classification in Action
Practice Classification in Action
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Practice Classification in Action
Try this simple activity with your middle schooler to help him develop an understanding of why scientific classification systems exist and how they work.
Science
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Extract DNA from Spinach!
Extract DNA from Spinach!
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Extract DNA from Spinach!
Show your middle schooler how a quick whirl of spinach in the blender will reveal the cobwebby "stuff"--or DNA--of life!
Science
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Audubon Adventure: Record the Natural World
Audubon Adventure: Record the Natural World
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Audubon Adventure: Record the Natural World
Here's an arts and crafts guide for your high-school teenager that'll help her create a naturalist drawing and painting.
Science
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Enjoy a Plant-Part Dinner and Learn Some First Grade Science
Enjoy a Plant-Part Dinner and Learn Some First Grade Science
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Enjoy a Plant-Part Dinner and Learn Some First Grade Science
Children learn the six parts of a plant...but do they really understand? Try this plant-themed meal plan to bring school science into the home.
1st grade
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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
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Create a Flip Book!
Create a Flip Book!
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Create a Flip Book!
Trick your eye with this easy-to-make animation flip book! It's a fun way to learn about persistence of vision and is creative enough to entertain anyone.
Science
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Bread Mold Experiment
Bread Mold Experiment
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Bread Mold Experiment
This bread mold experiment will help your child learn about mold, and he'll develop important hypothesis-making and experiment-designing skills.
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
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Nutritional Analysis
Nutritional Analysis
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Nutritional Analysis
Show your teen how to analyze the nutritional value of her favorite meals. She may be surprised to find out how healthy--or not--her favorite foods are!
Science
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How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
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How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
In this science experiment, your child will test the strength of hollow structures in order to understand how strong bird bones really are.
5th grade
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Explore Genetics by Finding Family Traits!
Explore Genetics by Finding Family Traits!
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Explore Genetics by Finding Family Traits!
For a fun family activity to introduce your child to genetics, have your child go on a search for dominant and recessive family genes!
5th grade
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Skeleton Hand Print
Skeleton Hand Print
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Skeleton Hand Print
Create a three-dimensional X-ray of your child's hand in this simple modeling activity. All you need to get started are black paper and drinking straws
Kindergarten
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Make a Handprint Butterfly
Make a Handprint Butterfly
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Make a Handprint Butterfly
Show your preschooler how to make a print of a butterfly using her hand as a tool--a great way to stimulate her sense of touch.
Kindergarten
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Where Do I Live? An Animal Habitat Game
Where Do I Live? An Animal Habitat Game
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Where Do I Live? An Animal Habitat Game
Check out this silly game that will put your kid's animal habitat knowledge (and acting skills) to the test.
Kindergarten
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Make a Paper Plate Porthole
Make a Paper Plate Porthole
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Make a Paper Plate Porthole
Ignite your kindergartener's love of adventure and learning with an imaginary trip under the sea.
Kindergarten
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Scary Science with Spiders!
Scary Science with Spiders!
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Scary Science with Spiders!
Help your young learner discover why the insects that a spider eats stick to its web but the spider doesn't.
1st grade
Science
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Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures
Nature is the greatest teacher, and you can help facilitate the lesson! Here's how to create a supply backpack to get your kid ready for science action!
3rd grade
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Homemade Hand Sanitizer
Homemade Hand Sanitizer
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Homemade Hand Sanitizer
Create your very own scented hand sanitizer that will help your child to keep those nasty germs at bay!
Kindergarten
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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
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Paint with Ice
Paint with Ice
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Paint with Ice
In this fun activity, frozen cubes of paint provide your preschooler with a cool new way to paint a masterpiece.
Preschool
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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
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Wreath Ornament
Wreath Ornament
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Wreath Ornament
Wreath ornaments decorate your Christmas tree and act as a fun sensory craft for preschoolers. Make wreath ornaments with your child this holiday season.
Preschool
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