As the old saying (almost) goes, science starts in the home. Try our fun science activities, which parents and their kids ages 6-12 can do together with household items in just a half hour or less. Teachers might like to incorporate them, too.
A soapy science activity from Science Buddies
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A civil engineering project from Science Buddies
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Scientific American is a partner of the Google Science Fair, now in its fifth year, and sponsors the $25,000 Scientific American Innovator Award, for a project in the biology, chemistry, physics, or behavioral and social sciences, as well as the $10,000 Community Impact Award, for a project that addresses a social, environmental or health issue to make a practical difference in the lives of a group or community.
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1,000 Scientists in 1,000 Days is Scientific American's program to help scientists and educators connect. We're looking to match educators with scientists who want to volunteer, for instance, to visit the classroom to conduct a lab or talk about what it's like to be a scientist, explain the latest science, answer questions or act as a resource in other ways. How scientists and educators choose to collaborate is up to them.
Nature Publishing Group (NPG), Scientific American's parent organization, is part of Change the Equation, a CEO-led public-private partnership to cultivate U.S. literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Bring Science Home, Citizen Science and 1,000 Scientists in 1,000 Days are part of NPG's Bridge to Science commitment to Change the Equation.ChangeTheEquation.org