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Top Resources: At-Home Chemistry for Kids


Top Resources: At-Home Chemistry for Kids

We are welcoming 2017’s National Chemistry Week (10/22-10/28) with a list of at-home chemistry resources for kids! Linked below are creative and useful chemistry-related sites to get you (and your kids) inspired: #1: CuriOdyssey’s At-Home Activities Page. We love to highlight simple ingredient, engaging, thought-provoking experiments for kids. Follow our Facebook page for new experiment videos, too! #2. Exploratorium’s Science…

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Alternative Ways to Enjoy A Solar Eclipse

Looking for alternative ways to enjoy the solar eclipse without eclipse glasses? Here’s what we’ve found. Note: Please do not stare at a partial solar eclipse without eclipse glasses. Instead, we offer other ways to safely enjoy a solar eclipse. 5 alternative ways to enjoy the solar eclipse: (in no particular order) 1. VIDEO: NASA’s cereal box…

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Exploring Prisms + Sunlight


Did you know that rainbows are caused by an aspect of refraction called dispersion? Light waves of different frequencies (colors) bend different amounts. In most cases, this is not noticeable, but prisms make use of this to spread out the spectrum so we can see all of the colors. Violet light bends the most, with…

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Re-purposed: Cereal Boxes for Gift-giving

Making gift boxes

If you’re like most people, you probably eat your way through cereal, cookies, crackers, and myriad other things that are sold in cardboard boxes. While these cardboard containers are easily recycled, we recently wondered if there was a way to get just one more use out of this ubiquitous item before it landed in a…

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Summer of Science Activity Series: DIY Sunprints

Sun print

Welcome to the next installment of our Summer of Science activity series! We’re issuing a challenge to make your family’s summer the best one yet – by making it a Summer of Science. To help make it a science-filled summer, we’ll post a new science activity on our blog, from now until August. Give each…

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Make it a Summer of Science!

Kids playing with bubbles

Photo: Graham Paterson Summer is a time for playing in the park, exploring the outdoors, learning new things at camp, and spending time with friends. It’s one of our favorite times of year, of course! This summer, we’re challenging you to make your family’s summer the best one yet – by making it a Summer…

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Where’s Your Science Spot?

Child at seashore

A science spot is simple. It’s an everyday place where you can observe natural phenomena. Maybe it’s the place where you see birds roosting each day. Or perhaps there’s an interesting window in your house that creates wavy reflections. There are science spots everywhere; you just have to keep your eyes open to spot them.…

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Inspired by Backyard Science: What would you build?


In our fall newsletter, we issued a challenge to our readers that was inspired by our Backyard Science exhibit. In it, we called for participation in a special project that requires creativity, ingenuity, and maybe even a little old-fashioned elbow grease. But we’d like to extend the challenge to our loyal blog readers, too! Our…

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