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At Home with Science

At Home with Science

We get it. Not every parent has the periodic table framed and on display in their home. Taking a complex subject like Physics and making it relatable and teach-able to young children is a challenge for most parents, even those who have a comfort level with one or more of the fields of science. While it's simple to identify a chemical change like ice (a solid) melting into a liquid, it's harder to explain to young learners how water vapor collects to form a cloud.

STEM jobs are projected to grow 13% in the next nine years, compared to 9% for non-STEM jobs, which means that it’s more important than ever to get students STEM literate for the jobs that await them when they enter the work force. Whitaker Center is committed to being  a positive force in parent/child STEM literacy by providing our bi-weekly "At Home with Science" segments on ABC27.

Tune in to Good Day PA every other Monday at 10:00am as our Director of Education provides a mix of science experiments, STEM challenges and craft projects that can easily be completed at home by parents with their children. 

Miss the segment live? We got you. Check out the most recent segments below along with instructions that can be printed at home.

Happy STEM-ing, families!

1.14 - "Kool-Aid Playdough"

12.31 - "Fizzy Lemonade"

For a PDF of the instructions, please click here

For a PDF of the instructions, please click here

 

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