Here's the science behind that satisfying fizz of a bath bomb, plus, how to make your own at home.
Kids are born scientists, curious about the world around them and how it all fits together. And science experiments are great ways for children to explore the world, learn about the scientific method and just have fun. From Dr. Seuss' recipe for oobleck and a coat-hanger radio to summer concoctions to learn about buoyancy, science experiment ideas are boundless. With news, features and reference pages, we will provide tips for how to conduct science experiments with kids, definitions of the scientific method and other required lingo, wacky experiments for you to try at home and ways to explain science to kids.
Stuck indoors while the Polar Vortex sends temperatures plummeting? Try these science experiments that are perfect for the frigid weather.
Scientists, it's time to lend your ears (and your knowledge) to this year's big science competition: Explaining the science of sound to 11-year-olds.
Five months ago, actor Alan Alda joined 11-year-olds around the world in asking scientists a seemingly simple question: What is sleep?
Did you know that Easter eggs are wonderful materials for fun science projects? Try some of these eggs-periments and find out how interesting your eggs can be!
Is Christmas too slow in coming? Why not liven things up with a little fun and interesting science? These activities are sure to while away some of those holiday doldrums.
In this holiday science experiment, find out what dyes were used to make your favorite colorful candies.
Spectroscopes split light into different wavelengths. You can use them to determine the chemical composition of objects such as stars and elements.
There are several types of science fair projects. Make sure you understand the rules and procedures when selecting a topic.
Children are natural scientists. Here are some easy science experiments for kids. These teach them about the world around them.
A cornucopia of "volunteer computing" projects lets you donate some of the spare computational power on your desktop or laptop for an experiment.