Science & kids

I have an article up over at Skepchick on Science for kids. These are just a few things I did as a kid, or do with my kids, but feel free to chime in with other suggestions.

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I loved the article you wrote. While I'm not a scientist so to speak, I am in school to be an elementary school science teacher. It's amazing how even the other people in my college courses think science is all hum-drum and difficult. My big goal is to get kids to enjoy science a little bit more, get them out the door with a different idea about how they can understand, and have fun with, the world. Thanks for the good read =o)