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White House Easter Egg Roll

Families enjoyed some science activities along with their Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. Credit: Mariette DiChristina

More than 30,000 people visited the White House for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday—and I spent several happy hours there myself doing science activities with dozens of kids and their families with the Lawrence Hall of Science. If you couldn’t make it to Washington, D.C., you can find instructions to make the same colorful kites and spinning “bunny copters” that we made here.

Want more? has a great collection of science and math activities. And, of course, Scientific American’s own Bring Science Home offers a new way for kids and their parents to have science fun together each week. Last, please check out our other educational initiatives.

Mariette DiChristina About the Author: Editor in Chief, Mariette DiChristina, oversees Scientific American,, Scientific American MIND and all newsstand special editions. Follow on Twitter @mdichristina.

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  1. 1. lamorpa 12:31 pm 04/3/2013

    Almost every adult in the picture is fat. Hopefully they’re helping the kids learn science and also exercise.

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  2. 2. axualalien 9:21 pm 04/4/2013

    So it’s okay to spend precious government resources on Easter egg hunts, but it’s not okay to keep airport control towers open due to automatic sequester cuts. This governments priorities are 180 degrees out of whack. Sad.

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