Are your kids signed up for Mich.’s virtual science fair? Compete from home (for free) and win prizes! Deadline is Oct. 4

Foam boards strewn with construction paper and glue may be a thing of the past when it comes to science fair projects. And kids are now competing against classmates statewide, without the drive time, too. In its second year, the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Explore Lab Science Program brings students a virtual science fair. Kindergarteners to high schoolers are participating as the program began accepting project submissions on Sept. 4 and will close on Friday, Oct. 4 … [Read more...]

Fun science experiments for kids to do this summer

Goodbye school year; hello summer scientists! Slap on those safety goggles and adjust the lighting on your microscope because as school wraps up for Rochester and Rochester Hills this week, we have scoured the web in search of the best Albert Einstein-esque activities to offer you this summer vacation. Here is a roundup of our favorite science experiments sure to stimulate young minds during the hot months ahead. (And need not worry, parents, these are fun for you, too!) Don’t be shy to … [Read more...]