Is your tot a budding scientist or do you want to help your kids get interested in science?
Experts say the magic combination to getting and keeping kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a hands-on approach with science activities and lots of parent involvement!
A 2012 report from the Girl Scouts shed light on the critical role parents play in getting kids interested in STEM fields. Two-thirds of the girls who had a strong interest in science had parents who encouraged this interest early and often!
So, we took a look at some of our top science resources to get you and your young science wizards exploring and discovering together!
Good for: K-6th grade
Got a germ obsessed kid on your hands?
This hands-on science kit is all about the teeny tiny organisms that live around and within us.
Grow some icky germs with your young microbiologists and teach them the difference between good germs and bad germs, the power of antibiotics, the kind of fungi they can eat and the kind that makes them sick!
Good for: 7th-9th grade
Is your kid an astronaut in the making?
If your science whiz can’t stop counting stars, this introduction to stargazing (with or without a telescope) is the perfect resource!
This book will be your young astronomer’s guide to the interesting phenomena of the sky, constellations, and much more. This guide to the stars will come in handy whether your little astronaut is staring up at the sky after a long day of school and homework, or looking up at the sky on a camping trip.
Calling all young doctors and nurses!
Teach your kids about the human body and the immune system with this audio book CD, and activity workbook combo.
Perfect for homeschool or night time listening, the audio book tells kid-friendly detective stories featuring sisters Merrin and Pearl where the culprits are bad germs (yikes!). The sisters enter the human body in search for the icky germs that cause illnesses, and learn about foods that prevent sickness.
Homeschooling kids who love learning – well, everything?
This book set is perfect for you!
The books cover topics from archaeology to the oceans, astronomy to ecology, and fossils to geology. Tiered reading levels make this book set a unique, great option for parents and homeschool alike.
One shopper said: “I’m thrilled to have found these science books for my homeschool. My children are 12, 10, 7, 6, and 6…I enjoy the unit study approach in our homeschool and these books fit the bill perfectly!
Need more than an average science activity for your wee whiz?
Here’s a whole BUNDLE of fun!
Encourage curiosity in your little ones with science activities that will help teach them everything from the science behind magnets, crystal growth, volcanoes, the basics of acids and bases, to the science of reflections. Play the fun science card game with your group of homeschoolers for some hands-on science fun!
Do you know any budding science prodigies? Tell us about your favorite hands-on science activities in the comments below!
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