July 31, 2017

I’ll never forget the first summer I was on the swim team, and we were swimming two hours a day, every day, in a highly chlorinated pool. My father (an avid swimmer) had warned me that I probably should get a special swimmer’s shampoo, but being a highly opinionated pr...

July 28, 2017

If  you are looking for some new ideas, how about these?

1. MIT Museum (https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/).

Yes, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at MIT from 2008-2010, and yes, I did have a child during that time, but I am embarrassed to admit that we have never actually...

July 25, 2017

Hi fellow scientists and scientist-parents! It’s been a little cold recently, so hope everyone is figuring out how to keep kids entertained without our standard pool-beach-lake-pool-beach-lake circuit that we tend to do in our family. You know what I was told before I...

July 21, 2017

Looking for fun science-related activities to keep you and your children entertained this weekend? Check out last week’s blog, or some of the ones shown below:

1. Friday night observatory in Charlestown Rhode Island - No need to go all the way to Boston (https://www.mos...

July 19, 2017

Well we are smack in the middle of the summer here in New England, and it’s been hazy, hot and humid for many days in a row. I don’t know about your family, but for me and my kids it is basically our cue to spend lots and lots of hours at the outdoor pool (at our local...

July 17, 2017

Still looking for fun things to do with your kids this summer? Check out parts 1 and 2 of our series (HERE and HERE), or today’s new activities, shown below:

1. Play with Oobleck. What is Oobleck, you might ask? Well it is a simple mixture of corn starch and water, and...

July 14, 2017

Almost the weekend again…still the summer…car is so full of sand that you wonder how there could be anything left on the beach…. …. house is full of approximately 100 towels that are hanging from every available surface to dry…Anyone else feeling this way or is it just...

July 13, 2017

Continuing in our installment of fun science activities to do with your kids this summer….

1. Make your own play-dough. This is surprisingly easy to do and very cheap, which certainly helps when you are trying to entertain your kids on a budget. The key here is to use a...

July 13, 2017

It’s hot outside, again. You’ve been to the pool, and the beach, and the splash pad, and you’ve turned on your sprinklers more days that you can count. It’s still hot and the kids are still home from school and they still need things to do. How about trying some scienc...

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