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Learning Through Cooking: Thanksgiving Lessons for Kids

Kids may be out of school over Thanksgiving break, but that doesn’t mean learning has to be put on pause! At BASIS Charter Schools, we...

Local High School Students Needed for Technology Challenge to Benefit Children with Disabilities

Southwest Human Development is getting ready to host their annual MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge benefiting children with disabilities and is looking for...

APS and Phoenix Suns team up to provide STEM Teacher Grants

Arizona K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within APS service territory can apply for a $2,500 grant to go toward a STEM (science,...

Ladybugs art project for preschoolers

All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs. Unlike a bug, an insect goes through stages to become an adult. Such is...

Sari on Science: The bugs in your own backyard

You may have heard the headlines: Cicadas are coming out to greet many states in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Billions of...

Sari on Science: Space helmet challenge

Space exploration is incredibly important. It helps us explore the universe and understand our solar system, including the big blue planet we live on!...

Sari on Science: Balloon rockets help explain how we’ll propel ourselves to Mars

After watching the incredible NASA Mars Perseverance rover landing last month, my daughter asked if she could go to Mars. At one time, this...

Astronaut exhibit at Arizona Science Center explores life outside of Earth

Astronaut, a new interactive and hands-on exhibition, is landing at the Arizona Science Center Feb. 6-May 31, along with a “space lab” promising visitors...

Learning ReimaginED is a one-stop portal for STEAM curriculum

The City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department has launched Learning ReimaginED, a virtual portal offering STEAM curriculum — science, technology, engineering, the arts...

Sari on Science: Learn about paleontology via cookie “excavation”

What’s your favorite dinosaur? Don’t worry, there’s no wrong answer — because, as my daughter would tell you, all dinosaurs are awesome! But if...

Sari on Science: Make magical “dancing” milk

Looking for activities to keep your family busy while staying home? All you need to do is take a look around your kitchen. Chemistry...

Sari on Science: A simple at-home activity for explaining a pandemic

Thank you to everyone who is staying home, social distancing and wearing a mask to protect others during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are living...

Midwestern University extends deadline to apply for summer health careers institute

Midwestern University has extended the deadline for teens to apply to the seven-day summer Health Careers Institute for High School Students.

Here’s how to make an easy, science-based DIY hand sanitizer

As concerns about coronavirus continue, Arizona Science Center's Sari Custer offers this science-based DIY hand sanitizer recipe that meets CDC standards.

Sari on Science: Making cabbage chemistry rainbows

Try this red cabbage activity from Arizona Science Center's Sari Custer and make a rainbow of kitchen chemistry fun!

Sari on Science: For Valentine’s Day, make color-changing flowers

When you give a flower a drink of water, where does the water go? My daughter and I recently investigated this very question, and...

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...