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Bring Science Home

At Scientific American, we appreciate the value of a good experiment. So in May, we launched Bring Science Home as a series of free science activities for parents to do together with their six- to 12-year-old kids. We made sure the activities would be fun and easy to do, so families could complete them in an hour or less and usually with items or ingredients they already had around the house. We waited nervously for the results—and were delighted by the warm response. The series was so popular, we decided to make it a regular feature on the Web site on Thursdays. And today, we launch!

For those who’ve already enjoyed Bring Science Home, welcome back. You’ll find the same types of hands-on fun with science here. In addition, we’re now offering terrific activities from partners such as CityScienceCrazy Aunt LindseyScience Buddies and others. We’ll also be posting videos from time to time, so you can see the kids and adults in action.

In the coming weeks, look for posts on how to test the color of autumn leaves, on the principles behind a suspension bridge and lots of others. Want to know more about Scientific American‘s education efforts? Check out my October editor’s letter.

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

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. DGSprong 9:30 pm 07/30/2012

    Folks I want to thank you for this program that has become a great resource in helping too teach the students I work with. Your work as made it possible for me to show every child how Science is a part of their everday lives and how much fun it can be. Noteworthy also is the items needed to accomplish this are cheap, simple, and available in almost any grocery store. Working in a school with limited funds and resources this has been a blessing. Thanks again! MSGT DG Sprong

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