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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!

Make a Water Garden

Show your child the wonders of water, life's most important element, with this fascinating water garden.

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.

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.

Find a Flower

In this activity, find out who the flowers' "partners in crime" are by being a flower spy!

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!

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.

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:

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.

Grow Your Own Herbs

Here's a way to make history both interesting and relevant: design a garden using plants that were used by people in colonial times!

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!

Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal

In this outdoor science activity you'll find tips on how to create a nature journal by choosing a native plant or animal and tracking that species.

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.

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