Bioscience

HHMI offers fun science experiments for K-3 students

July 10, 2007

By Flinn Foundation

At “Cool Science for Curious Kids,” the Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology…on screen, off screen, and in between. The goal is simple: to help children appreciate science. HHMI looked at some of the best science projects from some of the best museums in the country. Then they adapted them for the Web. Some of these activities are entirely electronic. Children will do everything on screen. Others require children and parents to go to their kitchen or backyard.

Experiments are designed for students in kindergarten through second or third grade. The object is to make science fun, practical, and realistic, for example:

  • Dive into a miniature world