Experiments

Purple Cow Crazy Scientist Lab – Science at the Ready

Quick and easy science experiments for ages 6 to 99.

The Science of Crowd Counting & 3 Ways to Teach Kids Estimation

Patricia introduces the science of counting crowds and methods to show kids how to estimate large numbers.

‘Oh, Ick!’ That Was Fun

Science is awesome. And also gross.

MEL Chemistry – Your Gift Solution

I had the opportunity to try out the MEL Science Chemistry kit, and, I have to say, it's a winner.

Hogwarts Party at the Library!

All the details of the Back-to-Hogwarts party Amy hosted at her public library this past weekend.

Potions 101: Adding a Little Magic to Your Science (Or Science to Your Magic)

Here's a textbook from a Hogwarts Potions class, which, remarkably enough, can also be used as a textbook for fun…

Why is the Sky Blue Here, Not There?

GeekMom Patricia answers questions about why the sky is so much more blue in the western United States.

Extract Fruit DNA at Home

Learn how to extract fruit DNA at home!

Water Bead Science

What happens when you freeze water beads?

Summer Science Fun: Playing With Water Phases

Simple experiments with a cup, water and ice cubes that will demonstrate the water cycle to kids.

Groovy Lab in a Box: Review, Interview, Coupon Code, and Giveaway!

Groovy Lab in a Box is a subscription box program that brings numerous STEM-focused activities to your elementary-school-aged children every…

Seed Science

For many of us taught in traditional schooling, science "lab" was about following directions and if you didn't get the…

STEM Science Stations Float Kids’ Boats

Kids can get their hands wet in STEM exploring the activities in Lakeshore Learning's Sink or Float STEM Science Station.

Ants… in… Spaaace!

The latest ISS re-supply mission will include a shipment of ants involved in a K-12 educational research project.

Geeky Projects Make Learning a Joy

Parenting can have serious challenges, but learning shouldn't be one of them. It should be fun.

Easy, Fun, Science Experiments for Kids

Fun, easy, experiments to do with your kids.

Water Fun: Experiments for Mini Scientists

GeekMom Helen explores water science with her own mini scientist, using Lisa Burke's Water Fun book.

Elephant Toothpaste Fail

We know the wrong way to create the reaction nicknamed "Elephant Toothpaste."

Government Shutdown: Frozen Scientific Research

The government shutdown, from a GeekMom point of view.

Bubble Science: Making the Most of Your Suds

Whip up a batch of homemade bubble solution and start blowing!

Playing Games With My Name

Go ahead, give yourself an alternative identity. It's a way of experimenting with reality. And it's fun.

Chemistry and Cupcakes

Baking can teach you a lot of things. Following directions, measuring, fractions, and even chemistry.

Is a Robot Takeover Around the Corner?

Autonomous robots able to lie, kill humans, eat meat, and operate indefinitely using power pillaged by lasers aren't waiting in…

GeekMom and GeekDad Will Be at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

Come meet some of the GeekMoms and GeekDads writers in the Expo Hall at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend,…

Fund This: STEAM Carnival Puts Robots and Science Under the Big Top

This traveling circus is looking to blend science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Colonists Resorted to Cannibalism During Starving Time

In 2012 archaeologists at the Jamestown site uncovered the remains of an English girl, roughly 14 years in age, showing…

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains The Origins Of Atomic Elements

In our favorite astrophysicist's latest installment on AOL On's "School of Thought" series, Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses a little-known-about paper…

Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Gets Go-Ahead

Scientists, astronomers, and amateur stargazers are all abuzz – the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources granted a permit…

Google Doodle Celebrates Leonhard Euler’s Birthday!

Today we, along with Google Doodle, celebrate the birthday of Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). Euler completed work in astronomy,…

Join The International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon

If you ever wished you could be a part of space exploration, then you'll want to free up your weekend…

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