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Explore, Discover and Learn—Science for Kids
Monday, June 03, 2013 8:42:00 AM
doesn’t have to be a confusing world of things we don’t understand. It’s
everywhere, and learning about it with your children can be a fun and easy
process. Science activities for kids can also be exciting, hands-on experiences
that teach about how the world works.
you begin having fun with science though, it’s good idea to start with a few
What Do They Want to Know?
important part of beginning a science activity with your children is figuring
out what sparks their curiosity. It could be anything from why the wind blows,
to how plants grow, but fueling their passion will keep their interests for
love airplanes, why not try teaching them how a plane glides in the air?
they love the moon and the stars, how about a lesson on why the sun shines, or
how big the universe really is?
don’t have to be a rocket scientist to teach them basic things about the world
Where to Start?
step is figuring out how to structure your science activity for your children. This
will be age-dependent, but starting with something simple can keep your
children from getting frustrated. If they get everything right away, scale up
idea, if your children want to know why the flowers keep on growing, teach them
the connection between the sun, the flowers, and water, and then put them in
charge of growing a plant for a few months. You’ll see the excitement in their
eyes when the first petals peek through.
they want to know about things invisible to the eye, explain to them the
existence of germs and bacteria, and then take them to use a microscope so they
can see for themselves.
you’re not a scientist, don’t worry. There are plenty of science activities for
kids, but you just have to know where to look.
remember any from your days in school, like the model volcano or
egg-in-the-bottle trick, then go ahead and give it a try with your own
children. Or if you happen to have a science hobby, then you can share it
others though, the Internet has a variety of resources that can give you
science projects for kids that cater to time and budget. A quick search of
‘science for kids’ should bring back enough results to keep you busy for a
Get Out in the World
great way to start having science fun with your children is by taking classes
with them. Ask at your local library if they are hosting any upcoming kids
science classes, or head to the planetarium and see what the schedule is on
group star showings.
also search your local rec center, which often times will provide science
discovery activities for kids, usually over the summer months. These are a
great way to get your children around other youngsters who are interested in
the same things.
Science is Everywhere
science activities can be a great source of entertainment for you and your
children, it’s important to remember that having your children learn about science
can be as simple as walking out the door, asking questions, and telling them
all of the cool science things you already know.