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  • By making small bombs. Not dangerous ones, but ones out of flour, an empty oats container, a tea light, and some flexible tubing. You should see their faces light up when that oat container enters orbit!
  • Help them start collections of bugs, rocks, shells, or other scientific projects. Kids are naturally curious and love for their parents or teachers to help them learn. Another way would be to take them to the zoo, aquarium, pet stores, or library to explore scientific information. Science is all around us, in our homes, backyards, the sky!
  • You know when you were in high school chemistry and your teacher would do that One Awesome Thing? (Blow something up, put sodium in water, oversaturize a liquid, whatever; every chemistry teacher does soemthing like this.) Find your kid's ideal One Awesome Thing and do it.
  • All of us have something that we find attractive in the scientific world. Everybody is curious about something. The trick is to find what fascinates a particular young mind...or minds. Mostly we are goal oriented, and goal driven. If we (adults and children) have a desirable goal that really attracts us, we will work to achieve that goal. The trick is to find that goal.
  • purchase science games, lab kits & equipment, telescopes, and other science stuff; go on nature hikes; enter them into the schools science fair; take them to local (science) museums; visit the planetarium; adopt a pet; set up a fish tank; take them to petting zoos, zoos, circuses, farms, or aquariums; grow a garden; disassemble and reassemble stuff with them to show them how stuff works; build forts or other structures with them; make stuff ~ pick anything ~ how about a kaleidoscope?; rent educational dvds; watch the discovery channel; go to the library; purchase science books, the possibilities are limitless... use your imagination.

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