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Science isn’t just a subject in school for kids, it’s how they learn about the way the world works, how our bodies work and how we do the things we do. Science is so broad I can’t imagine ANYONE not finding at least one part of Science fascinating.

  • Plants and Animals? Science
  • Technology? Science
  • Engineering? Science
  • Medicine and Diseases? Science
  • Weather? Science
  • Electricity and Magnets? Science

There is science at work all around us, you can’t escape it. Don’t limit what your child learns about science to what they are taught in school. You want to show your son or daughter that science is interesting, fun and a big part of our lives.

How To Make Science Fun and Interesting

How to Make Science Fun and Interesting

Do Science Experiments at Home – Just Because

You can find TONS of easy science experiments online that you can do with your kids, with supplies you probably already have at home like water, lemons, bottles, pennies etc. Here are some suggestions from fellow bloggers to get you started:

Watch TV Shows about Science for Kids

There are a few different shows available for kids on Netflix with a science theme depending on your children’s ages including:

For the Younger Crowd:

    The Magic School Bus, Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, Animal Mechanicals and Side the Science Kid

For the Bigger Kids:

    Nova: Hunting the Elements, Cosmos, Nova: Deadliest Volcanoes, Let Your Mind Wonder

TV Shows about Science for Kids on Netflix

Read Books About Science

There are tons of books about science for kids. Here are some of my favourites that I personally recommend:

Ages 4-8
Any picture book by Gail Gibbons (she has more than 50) such as From Seed to Plant.

Ages 9+

Ontario Science Center books such as FoodWorks, while hard to find outside of the Ontario Science Centeres, are amazing books. If you can get your hands on them, do so.

Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun is full of science projects about renewable energy.

Nibbling on Einstein’s Brain is a good book for kids with science info but also information on how to identify reports that misrepresent facts. (review)

Bonus for Adults: The Hungry Scientist Handbook shows you how to make mostly edible DIY projects that involve science such as edible origami, glowing lollipops and cryogenic martinis. (review)


Take Advantage of Curiosity

When your child asks you a question about how something works that you don’t know the answer to, take the opportunity to look for the answer together whether you Google it or go to the library to find a book. It’s okay for your kids to know that you don’t know EVERYTHING but they should also know that you think knowledge is important enough to find the answer.

How do you make Science fun?

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