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Beating Cabin Fever with Cooking

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It’s winter. It’s cold. There’s no snow to play in, or the kids are tired of playing in the snow. What can you do to beat Cabin Fever? Try cooking! Cooking with your kids is fun, healthy, AND educational! It is sometimes said that “Cooking is science (or math) for hungry people!”  

Think about all the science and math your children are observing and using when cooking. There’s the math of measuring out the ingredients. For an extra challenge you ...

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Physics on Board

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Gravity, friction, inertia, and momentum. These are the physics concepts that can be explored with young children using a 4-to-5-foot board, a stack of books or bricks, and things you probably have around the house. Sound daunting? It’s really not. As a significant adult in your child’s life, you are a teacher. But you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to experiment and play with physics (but bravo if you are!).

Gather up some balls. Golf balls, practice golf balls, ...

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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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