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Make a Snowman Snow Globe

By Rebecca English from Here Come the Girls This is a fun activity for older children to make to give as a gift or for decoration in their own homes. Although it looks expensive and time consuming, it’s actually really simple, quick and fairly…
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Christmas Tree Safety

There's nothing that says "Christmas" more than a live Christmas tree with all the tinsel and trimmings in your living room. There's also nothing that says "fire danger" more than a dried out tree that can easily catch a spark from a nearby…
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The Science Behind Cooking a Turkey

By Blog Editor Susan Wells The turkeys are all defrosting (or at least should be) and come bright and early Thursday morning, millions will be cooking in ovens across the United States. The turkey is the star of our Thanksgiving holiday, so…
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Borax Crystal Snowflake Ornaments - Kids Winter Blog Hop

What's more fun than running outside in the snow, building snow forts, snowmen and the best sledding ramps down the driveway and into the street?How about trying to catch snowflakes on your tongue or gloved finger? The only downside is the snowflakes…
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Table Tricks to Keep Them Busy Before and After the Turkey is Gone

The holidays are fast approaching (how on EARTH did Thanksgiving sneak up like that?) Here is a collection of our favorite science magic tricks to entertain while the turkey is cooking and long after the wish bone is broken. Tablecloth Trick The…
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The Ultimate Harry Potter Science Activities for Halloween or Birthday Parties Part 2

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Last Friday, I shared my 7-year-old daughter's Ultimate Harry Potter party and how we created some unique and creative decorations out of science supplies. This was a birthday party, but it can easily be tweaked…
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All New Halloween Sick Science! Experiments Coming in October

October blows in next week. With it comes our favorite science holiday. To celebrate Halloween season, our Sick Science! team has created new experiments and activities sure to add some spooky science to Halloween parties, haunted houses and…
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Spectacular Science - 4th of July Activities

This is an encore posting from June, 2011 on 4th of July science activities. Many areas in Colorado have cancelled their fireworks displays this year due to extremely hot and dry conditions. Here are some ways to celebrate without fireworks…
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How to Say Thank You to That Special Teacher

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Every time I help out in the classroom, I am in awe of what my children's teachers do every day. Not only do they have the responsibility of molding, shaping and educating young minds, but they also must deal with…
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Eggceptional Eggs-periments - Walking on Eggs

Have you ever felt like you were walking on eggshells? In this last eggs-periment before the Easter holiday this weekend, you will be. Before you hard boil those eggs, place them on the floor and walk on them. Beware, you will probably break…