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One of the best ways to learn something new is by seeing it in effect, and projects can make subjects like science fun and practical for children. Here are a number of links to sites with great science projects for kids.
Creative Kids at Home has a number of science projects for kids to do. These projects include making silly slime. The projects are designed to help you learn about sunlight, air, electricity, genetics, and magnets.
PBS Kids has many activities for kids to try out. Most of the projects take normal household materials, so they can be done at almost any time. These experiments also teach kids about different scientific principles. Some of the projects include water density and a saltwater tester.
Science with Me is a science website for younger children. You do have to subscribe to the site to access the projects, but it is free. Children will learn how mountains are made, how to make a magnet, how waves work, how water holds air, and what happens to air when it cools down.
How Stuff Works has scientific projects for kids. The website has some classic experiments, such as the baking soda and vinegar volcano and different projects like the acids test or deconstructing black ink.
Discover This is a business that offers science projects for sale, such as your standard science kit or an ant farm or model kits.
Scifun has some great experiments you can do at home. Most of these projects all use simple household materials, so they can be whipped together on a rainy afternoon, a weekend, or whenever you feel like it. Some projects include making raisins dance, removing tarnish from silver, and egg in a bottle.
Astronomy Cast has an episode on getting started in amateur astronomy.