It's never too early to become a scientist. Here are some of our favorite activities and experiments that are sure to excite the curious kids in your life and teach them basic scientific lessons in a fun way.
No equipment is needed to find out which microbe you share characteristics with. Take the quiz below to find out which microbe you "are!"
1. Which of these colors do you like the best?
2. What is most likely to be found in your room?
a. Bouncy ball
3. What do you like to drink?
4. How would your friends describe you?
a. You are a hard worker
b. You like to cause trouble
c. You help others feel better
5. What do you like to do on a warm summer day?
a. Eat ice cream
b. Keep cool inside and watch a movie
c. Go swimming outside
Now for the moment of truth: Click here to find out what your answers mean!
Now that you know a little more about microbes, try out these hands-on experiments:
If you enjoyed these, check out the rest of the Cultures Kids Issue, featuring two original stories about curious young scientists: "Scientists Only" and "Curey Osa, Microbe Investigator."
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