STEM Snowman Activity

Since Boise has been getting a plentiful amount of snow this winter, why not do an activity that helps the kiddos apply STEM principles to the snow! This is a great activity for the little ones that want to learn, use their hands, and get outside in the snow. Supplies: 32oz Mason Jar Craft supplies

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Ice Cold Glaciers

Have you ever heard the term glacier? A glacier is a huge mass or river of ice that forms when snow falls and compresses into thick layers of ice. They usually form on or near mountains or at the North or South Pole. Glaciers move at different rates with some moving about 10.5 miles per

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Science Activities to Treat Cabin Fever

When it starts snowing and you have to stay out of the cold, it's hard not to get a little stir crazy indoors. These science activities for kids will keep things fun, educational, and warm! Turning water to music What you need: A few glass cups or bottles Water A pencil Instructions: Line the glasses

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How Lightbulbs Work

In the holiday season, you will see strings of lights decorating homes, trees, and streets. Some of them blink or change color. They come in special configurations: icicles hanging from gutters, string nets covering bushes, snowflakes and candy canes twinkling away. When decorating is as simple as plugging in some lights, it is easy to

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How to Stay Warm, According to Science

Though it seems some people are more "warm-blooded" than others, knowing these winter tips - based on real science facts - will help keep you warmer when the cold winds blow and the ice, sleet, and snow seem to know no end. Don't sit down outside.  Stay standing and keep active. If you sit on

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The Science of Snowflakes

Snowflakes: just hearing the word reminds you of winter and the joyous holidays associated. These little works of art are made from ice and fall from the sky one by one until the land beneath it is blanketed with the substance. If you were to ever look at a picture of a snowflake online or

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7 Ways STEM Education Benefits Kids of All Ages

We live in a world where scientific and technological innovation drive almost every corner of our lives and every aspect of our economy. The children of today face a future where it's estimated that growth in science, engineering, mathematics and technology careers will far outpace growth in virtually every other industry(1), and science education can

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Bodies Human Exhibition - Safe For Kids?

BODIES HUMAN at the Discovery Center of Idaho The ​BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion Exhibition is a unique opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about their own bodies and anatomy. In this exhibit, human specimens preserved through a processed called plastination are displayed in varying activities to show how bodies react while

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Halloween Science Crafts for Kids

With Halloween this month, kids of all ages will be picking out their costumes and getting excited for a night of trick-or-treating. We love Halloween here at the Discovery Center! Just in time for the holiday, we've put together this list of our favorite Halloween-themed science crafts and experiments for kids that are sure to

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Science of Changing Leaves

An explosion of brilliant colors is a hallmark of the fall season. Summer’s lush greens are replaced with mellow yellows and oranges as well as vivid reds and purples. It seems some trees turn overnight when taking on their glorious fall colors, while others gradually assume their fall color palette. Eventually, with the colder weather,

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We host a variety of events here at the Discovery Center of Idaho: Young Discoverers, Adult Nights, and friendly challenges among members and frequent visitors. No matter the age or activity, we have a lot of fun and are certain we have something on our calendar sure to entertain and create lasting memories.

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