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Fun outdoor project: Using recycled crayons to identify leaves

Botany or the study of plants is a great way to introduce simple and basic plant concepts. Plants have many components like leaves, which make parts of trees, bushes, and flowers. When plants grow, they can produce seeds, fruits and leaves. But leaves are powerful producers of photosynthesis. They harness the sunlight energy in the presence of carbon dioxide and water to manufacture sugars necessary…

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Easy Science Project for Kids: How to Grow a Lima Bean Seed

School science projects can be an exciting time for students who like to explore the wonders of nature. For children, it is a great time to explain the many natural processes that occur around us. A very simple science project, to begin with, is the process of growing a Lima bean seed. Lima bean seeds are easy to grow and resilient to climate changes. They have a…

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Metamorphosis: Life cycle of a butterfly

Some of the simplest processes in nature are the most beautiful to observe. Metamorphosis is one of those particular natural changes. The physical changes that some animals endure are spectacular. In fact, the metamorphosis = metamorfosis of a butterfly is one of the most fascinating common changes in nature. By definition, metamorphosis is the physical change or transformation in the appearance of particular animals. This physical change can also…

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Strategies for organizing successful science projects

The organization of a school science project consists of several areas. The student should research the topic of interest before assembling and displaying the science project. This should be a priority. The topic of interest is simply the subject that the student is fascinated by. With effective and concise research and strong references, students can possess an award winning science project. Research on the topic…

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The 4 stages of the lifecycle of ladybugs

Perhaps, children have seen these amazing creatures resting on leaves. Or, sometimes, children may see them flying around parks and gardens. Some children may even hold them in their hands. Ladybugs are spectacular wonders of nature. They like to feed on particular insects called aphids. Aphids can destroy plants. But ladybugs can eat about 5,000 of these pests and other insects. Ladybugs or Coccinella septempunctata…

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Science homework help: 7 best science project sites for kids

Science projects are probably the last thing on parent’s to-do list. And although the school year is just beginning for some students, many parents can find help at some online resources. Many of us might be wondering how to help our children with their science projects. Many of us may not even know where to begin. Of course, the online sites will provide a sea…

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Fun science experiment for kids: How to make silly putty

Serendipity, it happened! Well, that’s what scientists call it when an accidental science discovery is made. And that’s what James Wright called Silly Putty, when he discovered his new invention. Brief History But this rubbery substance was not a toy at first. During World War II, the United States was trying to find a solution to the high demand of rubber usage. General Electric was…

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