The Science of Fun!

funology

Mix it up this summer with Funology, a website for parents and educators who are looking for fun activities they can do with kids in the “real” world, away from the computer and television screens. On this website, you can find:

science experiments

 

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Science Experiments
  • Magic Tricks
  • Games
  • Jokes & Riddles
  • Kids’ Recipes
  • Trivia & Strange Facts

 

Refer this site to patrons or use it to design fun and unique programs at your library. The site is designed for children ages 9 and up, but many of the activities can be easily adapted for younger children.

Reading about dinosaurs at your library? Try making a Jurassic Park Terrarium!jp

You will need:

  • Clear plastic container with a lid
  • Sand
  • Soil and rocks
  • Plants
  • Water
  • Plastic dinosaur

Instructions:

  1. Fill the bottom of the container with sand. This should be about an inch deep.
  2. Pour in some soil to the half way mark of your container.
  3. Plant your plants and decorate with rocks and pebbles.
  4. Place the dinosaur in its new home.
  5. Pour in a little bit of water to get the soil and sand wet.
  6. Screw on the lid and keep the container indoors.

Find more creative ideas at funology.com or follow the link through our eKids page!

Leslie Paulovich – Robinson Library

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