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Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Dallas

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened in Dallas last month in a landmark building near Victory Park.  My family visited the museum today to see what all the buzz was about. I love the outside of the Perot Museum building and couldn’t wait to explore what the magical slanting window held inside. We […]



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{Kid Science} Water Experiment: Displacement

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Kid science experiments are a way to use fun hands-on activities to demonstrate a complex principle.  This great water experiment uses basic everyday items but your kids will be amazed at the results as they learn about displacement and surface tension (without really realizing they are learning about science!).  You know we love sneaking in a […]



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Teaching How to Measure {Science Fun for Kids}

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How to measure nearly anything is a skill that adults often take for granted.  Teaching how to measure different household items weight is a simple way to start the fun with kids.  This easy science-based activity is what Kids Activities Blog is all about.  We love when kids activities sneaks in a lesson amid play […]



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Science for Kids: Make a Balance

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Figuring out how to balance objects is something that fascinates children. Whether it is trying to balancing the same type of objects on either side of a balance or trying to find two objects that have the same weight or a number of objects that will equal a heavier object. It is just plain fun. […]



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The QM Science Spot: LOTS of Experiments

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We learn so much from exploring and interacting with the world around us, that is one of the things I love about our “Science Spot”.  This is the go-to place, a collection of many of our best kid-tried and tested experiments.  We love watching the natural curiosity that kids have, all those “Why?” questions, and […]



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Science… in the Kitchen

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Thanks to each and everyone of you who share fun activities for our kids to do together – you are an inspiration to me (and the source of many of the pins that I tag with hopes of doing that activity “one day”). This week’s collection of science projects is from our archives. We just […]



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Science Experiments for Kids – Exploring Ramps

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Ramps are fun for kids to explore. Rolling objects down or pushing objects up them seems to fascinate them. While they are really conducting simple science experiments with the concepts of force and gravity, kids may just think they are having fun. Recently my son and I build a simple ramp using cookbooks found in […]



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Let Your Imagination Soar at Destination Science this Summer!

Destination Science is calling your name! Can you hear it?  Let your imagination soar this summer at Destination Science! This is the ultimate science summer camp experience that offers your child a chance to work as as team, to really dig into science with fun hands-on experiences.  These experiences satisfy their curiosity and create a sense […]



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I Spy: Math, Science, and Nature Edition

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In honor of Earth Day, I encourage you and your little one(s) to get outside and explore! My son and I have made a routine of going out for a “nature walk” every day around 4:00 pm.  It gives us an opportunity to get some fresh air, get some exercise, and learn (even though he […]



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Egg-citing Science

With Easter just a couple of days behind us, it’s probably safe to assume you’ll have plenty of leftover eggs in the fridge.  Why not try one of these fun “experiments” from Sci-Tech Discovery Center with the kids? Egg Balancing Have you ever heard that you can balance a raw egg vertically on the first […]



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Mixing Solutions and Making Potions: Fun Science in the Kitchen

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Kitchen science is one of my favorite things…playing with the same old materials in new ways brings up lots of great questions!  This little activity is a great way to do a child-led science experiment.  Making their own choices gives kids power! Talk with your children about our magic science words for the activity:  mixture and […]



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Engineers Week at Museum of Nature and Science

My family loves the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas! With all the unique and interactive exhibits, it is truly education disguised as fun and entertainment. And Engineers Week promises to be as fun as ever as we get “hands on” with buckyballs, bunny copters, squishy circuits, robo mania, plus “ask an engineer” chats, […]



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Silly Science

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Today we are highlighting some of the fun science posts that you have linked up in the past…because science is silly! I love how science is simply play with a purpose… 12 Silly Science Ideas Raising the Cameron Clan had all sorts of fun with vinegar and baking soda. We crossed science and art with this […]



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Science Experiments Using Candy

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Halloween is over but does your child’s trick-or-treat basket still have tons of candy in it? Ours does! Rather than deal with upset tummies from children eating too much candy or trying to deal with the whines that follow candy rationing, I decide to put some of these sweet treat to good use. We did […]



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Color Changing Milk: A Creative Science Experiment

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Science experiments help us grow.  Through experimenting and exploring we are able to ask questions, make assumptions, and then seek solutions.  We are able to learn more about the world around us.  Cerra is a company that is seeking to help people grow in seven different “intentions”.  As Cerra says, “By nature, humans are creative […]



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9/11 Tribute at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, along with the support and participation of community leaders and the City of Fort Worth, will host a free public ceremony on the morning of September 11, 2011 – the 10th anniversary 9/11 attacks –  to pay tribute to the first responders, to those who lost their […]



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A Rotten Science Adventure

Back at the beginning of September, our wonderful friend T gave us some pumpkins to welcome in Fall. Reese wanted to carve one right away, and he assured me he wouldn’t mind that it wouldn’t last all the way to Halloween. So we carved our pumpkin & put it on the porch to greet visitors. […]



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Dallas in Legos at the Museum of Nature and Science

The Museum of Nature and Science Cuts “Big D” Down to Size! Dallas CityScape is a massive replica of the Dallas skyline – built entirely from LEGO® bricks!  It is currently under construction at MNS.  Both kids and adults are going to love this! “Big D” is about to become “Little D” – thanks to […]



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Ft Worth Museum of Science and History

I remember when going to a museum was walking through the halls with figures behind glass and a brown plaque describing what you were looking at. You then took two steps over and read the next brown plaque. If you were visiting an upscale museum, you would have the headphones to do the reading for […]



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A Gross Science Experiment

I’ve always loved science. I even wanted to be a micro-biologist at one time in my pre-children life. Of course, science experiments are lots of fun for me, especially gross ones Check this one out… We are always talking to Nicholas about the importance of washing his hands even if he doesn’t see that they […]



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Our Rotten Science Adventure

Back at the beginning of September, our wonderful friend T gave us some pumpkins to welcome in Fall. Reese wanted to carve one right away, and he assured me he wouldn’t mind that it wouldn’t last all the way to Halloween. So we carved our pumpkin & put it on the porch to greet visitors. […]



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How to Grow (and kill) Our Germs: Preschool Science Experiment

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Germs, I don’t like them but I am usually not on a “death to germs campaign” but right before our latest Quirky bundle arrived (she’s a whole 9 days old! Boy, time flies!) we were battling rotavirus with the older kids. Anybody who has struggled with rota doing its rounds through youngsters would totally appreciate […]



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Science Fun

We spent the day at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  What a fun way to learn about science with your friends! But you can’t learn on an empty stomach, right? We headed to Fort Worth a little early so we could have breakfast at Ol’ South Pancake House which my friend Holly […]



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Cleaning Money: Sensory Science Activity

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This activity kept my kids happy and playing for well over half an hour! It was so easy to set-up. All we needed was some white vinegar, a couple tablespoons of salt and some coins. For my sanity, we used a few bowls and towels as well to contain the mess. . . . . […]



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Children’s Museum – Museum of Nature and Science – Dallas

I don’t venture out to the “big city” very often by myself. Frankly, I almost break out in hives whenever I’m faced with getting around downtown Dallas. I have zero sense of direction, so the thought of bringing my kids along for the adventure is not so appealing to me. However, I read an article […]



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The Science of Spying

We visited the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas to check out their Science of Spying exhibit. Nicholas loves playing spy games so this was a fun treat for him…but I must admit that Mommy, Daddy, and even Rachel had fun too. A spy must be coordinated and careful. Nicholas got to test his […]



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Science Experiment with Old Candy: Use Halloween Leftovers

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Have you accumulated candy that no one will eat (or you’d prefer that they not eat it)?  Jennifer has a great idea!  Use it for science experiments! …. … We have a lot of Halloween candy we can’t eat. So we decided to do experiments with the candy we couldn’t eat because of the colorings […]



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River Legacy Science Center and Park in Arlington

We took a little day trip with a group of friends last week down to Arlington for the River Legacy Science Center. I had two of my boys with me ages 3 and 5. We arrived after the 45 minute car ride in which my navigation system got a little pushed out of shape. It […]



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50 Activities for Autumn

TONS of fall activities for kids

Fall = fun activities for families! We live in Texas where the temps are brutal in the summer, not much we want to do outside other than play in the pool – For us, Autumn means a chance to go on fun family dates. Each Saturday morning we do an activity together as a family. […]



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12 {Fantastic} Things for Kids to do with Pumpkins

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Wondering what to do with your kids and pumpkins? Well, we here are some of our favorite pumpkin activities! Autumn Activities: With Pumpkins!! Want to know what to eat for Breakfast in the fall?  Make Gluten-free pumpkin pancakes – These would be a yummy fall breakfast treat for the kids to enjoy. Who says that […]



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