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Mad Science

Mad Science Box

In this box, children learn about using the scientific method to study the world around them. The experiments inside ask kids to formulate a theory, test their hypothesis, and analyze outcomes.

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If you’ve got a little one with an insatiable curiosity, these Kid-Friendly videos might be just what they need!

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Activities for At-Home Learning

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At Green Kid Crafts we were blogging before blogging was a thing. We’ve got DIY activities for days to keep your kids entertained.
Below you’ll find ideas related to the theme of this box.

More At-Home Learning Resources

We’ve collected and curated even more ways for kids to learn about Mad Science!
Podcasts, books, environmental organizations, educational initiatives, and more.

Worth a Listen

Worth a Listen

Smash Boom Best – In this fun episode, hosts compare helium, known for making balloons float (and voices squeaky), or neon, the awesome element that makes things glow.

Short and Curly – An ethics podcast for kids that includes lots of silliness, this episode explores the question of whether robots should replace humans in the workforce, giving people more time to relax.

Earth Rangers  – This special episode of Earth Rangers has five back-to-back episodes of Emma’s Chemistry Corner exploring mad science in animals and in activities you can try out at home.

Good Reads

The Element in the Room by Mike Barfield. A funny and fascinating guide to the atomic ingredients of life and everything.

Perkin’s Perfect Purple – How a Boy Created Color with Chemistry by Tami Lewis Brown. The fascinating true story of how William Perkin used the scientific method to invent a new way of making the color purple.

Science You Can Eat : 20 Activities that Put Food Under the Microscope by Stephan Gates. Learn about the incredible science everyday foods undergo when you bake, cook, and eat it.

Environmental Causes

Causes

The Chemical Education Foundation strives to inspire engagement and excitement in children to ignite a passion for chemistry and science-related careers. Get involved as a volunteer to help support their mission in your community!

Chemists Without Borders is solving humanitarian problems across the globe using chemical knowledge. From clean water and climate initiatives to chemical education, this organization mobilizes resources and expertise to create change.

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