Fall: A Great Time for Science!

There’s no denying it! We love, love, love the season of fall--even in this unusual year.  While the calendar may suggest new beginnings start on January 1, there’s just something about moving from summer to autumn to get you re-focused. Perhaps we feel that way because many of us are teachers or parents, and the fall signifies a new class, a new start to the school year, and a chance to begin again. Or maybe it’s the colors, the food, and the smells.

As we live in a part of the world with four seasons, we enjoy watching nature make its transition. And the science! What a time to make science come alive! From fun fall activities to Halloween science (check out our showstopper in the experiment section that we've dubbed Wanda The Melting Witch), there are so many cool things for you to share with children whether in class, at home, or virtually! After "melting" Wanda, learn more about polymers by reading the Quirkles, Zany Science Zeke.

Posted: October 1, 2020


Wanda the Melting Witch


The Wizard of Oz has nothing on us. She’s melting, she’s melting, she’s melting!

Ronnie Rock's Crystals


Watch the crystals form in the investigation!

Underwater Utley’s Oil Spill


What’s that floating in the ocean? Here’s a sobering statistic: scientists estimate more than 706 million gallons of waste oil enter the ocean every year.

Pressure Pete’s Upside Down Water Bottle


Feel like you’re under pressure? Well, you are—14.7 pounds per square inch to be exact. Air is all around us and air pressure is an important science concept!

Gilbert Gas's Balloon


How about some fun science activities that demonstrate states of matter? But the best part? After learning about solids, liquids, and gases, you can eat this tasty treat!                                                                                                            

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