If you’re looking for activities to get the young people in your life to step away from the TV or computer, consider teaching them some science! Now, I understand that most young people probably will not jump at the opportunity to learn when they are “playing” online with their friends, but once they see how cool science can be, maybe they will change their minds.
A great resource is Scifun.org created by Chemistry Professor Bassem Shakhashiri at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. This website is packed with information, but one of my favorite parts is the first option in the “Explore” section: Experiments You Can Do At Home. Continue reading