With the popularity of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in school, you might wonder what you can do at home to boost a child’s sense of curiosity and ability to problem-s . . .
Capture insects with ease using this simple DIY bug vacuum kids can make at home.Scientists capture bugs for study using a mouth-powered vacuum, called an aspirator or a pooter. Swallowing specimens i . . .
No Yard? Try a Patio Garden with Kids Whether you live in a high-rise apartment or a house with limited green space, your family can reap the benefits of gardening together. Gardening teaches kids . . .
Can you make a smooth piece of licorice grow warts? Do this science experiment with the kids to find out!Time: 5 minutesSkill level: Get a grown-upSuppliesTwizzlers licorice twists (the Pull-n-Peel . . .
There are several different types of box ovens you can make. These instructions are for a box oven with a hinged lid. If you use the sturdy materials recommended and take good care of it, you should b . . .
Imagine sweeping the dust from a giant rock formation to uncover an ancient dinosaur fossil, or peering through your backyard telescope to identify a hazy comet as it streaks across the sky. Sound e . . .
The next time you visit the beaches near Torrey Pines or La Jolla, be sure to look up at the sky. You may notice many colorful gliders soaring high above the ground. These gliders provide the ultima . . .
Here’s an easy, kid-friendly science project you can do at home!Time: 1 hourSkill level: MediumYour digestive system uses acid. Does that mean that acid dissolves candy?What you need:Candy that di . . .
Many science experiments involve candy. Follow the directions below to find out how you can use science to determine how candies get their colors. Materials:Coffee filtersClear jars or cupsPencilT . . .
Did you know that San Diego averages more than 260 sunny or mostly sunny days per year? All of this solar energy warms the air and ground and contributes to San Diego’s great climate. However ener . . .
Have you ever seen raisins dance the tango or spaghetti noodles do the hula? Follow the directions below to find out how to create your own performing raisins. Believe it or not, you don’t even ne . . .
While you are enjoying your hotdog or hamburger this summer, take a closer look at the bun. Do you notice tiny holes or air spaces in the bread? Where did these holes come from? You might not believe . . .
When most people think about the month of March they probably imagine the color green, shamrocks or other symbols of St. Patrick’s Day. But did you know that National Bubble Week also occurs in Ma . . .
Take me out to the ballgame! March is the time of year when baseball players head to spring training to practice pitching, hitting and fielding. If baseball is not your thing, you can have fun by ma . . .