Category: Science

Science: Hummingbirds

We are fascinated with hummingbirds. In the Pacific Northwest, we are treated to the lively activity of the Anna’s Hummingbird. We have a feeder on our porch and when we have it out, our local residents put on a quite a show. Hummingbird food:…

Community education classes on gardening

Did you know that your local water utility may offer classes about yard care, gardening and/or water conservation? Bring the kids along for a fun educational experience.

Junior Aerospace Engineering

Yesterday, the kids started a new Junior Aerospace Engineering class through our local parks department. Over the next several weeks, they’ll learn about aircraft and spacecraft design, plus construct their own airplanes and rockets. 🚀✈️ Yesterday, they zoomed out of their classroom, grinning ear…

Colorful Deviled Eggs

Here’s a fun natural food coloring experiment. For dyeing the eggs, you will need: Hard boiled eggs, peeled Turmeric powder – 1/4 cup (yellow) Purple cabbage, shredded – 1/2 cup (blue) Red beets, sliced – 1/2 cup (red) Water – 9 cups divided White…

Dive in with Jim Henson’s ‘Splash and Bubbles’

(this post originally appeared November 16, 2016 on KCTS9.org) Hey ocean explorers! Fresh from PBS KIDS is a brand-new underwater comedy-adventure starring Splash, a yellow fusilier fish, Bubbles, a Mandarin dragonet, and their Reeftown friends. Together they meet new creatures and learn about the…