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Your kindergartner and science

Kindergartners discover the similarities and differences in animals and plants as well as their identifying characteristics.

Is your child on track in science?

From presidents to pundits, everyone's talking about the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Is your child mastering these essential skills? Find out with our grade-by-grade guide.

Your third grader and science

Third graders learn about planets, stars, suns, and moons and the workings of the solar system.

Science and nature books for kindergartners

Discover the many facets of life on earth with an award-winning photographer's take on dirt, an exploration of corn's cultural history, and a stunning photo-essay of one colorful chameleon. This book list will encourage kindergartners to ask questions about the science behind the everyday and...

Hands-on science activities

From melting ice cream to squashing tomatoes, your child will have a blast (and even get a little messy) with these simple science activities.

Sparking Your Child's Interest in Science

Links and reference to programs, learning institutions and internships for middle-and high-school science students.

Science experiment: create a circulatory system

Design a mock circulatory system that can distribute water to five “cells” in your body in less than 30 seconds!

Decoding America's math and science scores

Where does your child fit into the global picture of education? (And should you care?)

Science and nature books for fourth graders

Whether your child gets his or her thrills from learning about creatures that live under extreme conditions or our flawed food system, these books will appeal to animal lovers and amateur environmentalists alike. Several of these titles provide helpful tips and messages of hope to...

Science and nature books for second graders

From playful penguins to mighty dinosaurs, there's something to fascinate everyone on this book list. Beyond our recommended critter curriculum, titles on the benefits of recycling and vermicomposting (in which worms do all the good work) will introduce children to the ABCs of environmentalism.

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