Archive for October, 2016

Easy Chemistry To Do At Home

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In honor of National Chemistry Week, try the following experiments as an easy way to introduce chemistry to your little ones at home.

  • Bubbles
    Fill pie tins with a small amount of water and bubble solution or just pure bubble solution and let your child explore the properties of materials and how they change. This is an excellent open-ended introduction to science for the youngest.
  • Sink or Float
    Make and test hypotheses with your child and then classify the objects that sink ...
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National Chemistry Week is Coming Up!

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With the goal of building an awareness of chemistry for all ages, the American Chemical Society has declared October 16 – 22, 2016 as National Chemistry Week. The theme is “Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry.” Mysteries – what an interesting word. It brings to mind the unknown and seemingly unexplainable, or a puzzle yet to be solved. What does this mean for children?

In the preschool years, science is more about wonder and, yes, mystery. We encourage ...

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Power of Simplicity

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There is no doubt that parents, caregivers, daycare providers, and early childhood educators are under a tremendous amount of pressure these days to provide our youngest children with the highest quality of experiences in order to prepare them for the future. Naturally, our modern instincts lead us to look to what we perceive to be trusted sources for how best to support the development of our infants and toddlers even when doing something as seemingly simple as selecting toys. ...

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