Giant Bubbles, Gigantic Fun

NOTE: This article first appeared in Growing Up in Santa Cruz. On warm, sunny days, it’s great to be outdoors. One thing we love to do outside is blow gigantic soap bubbles! It’s fun, if a bit messy. Bubbles are basically a very thin film of soapy water filled with

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A Cool Way to Paint!

* NOTE: This article first appeared in Growing Up in Santa Cruz. Sometimes the simplest of projects can teach a scientific principle in a fun way. Ice Watercolors, for example, are an easy way to learn about matter and its states while making art. There are three basic states most

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Parenting in the Wake of Tragedy

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton in the wake of her tragic death. Maddy, a student at Delaveaga Elementary, is mourned by our entire community. It is difficult to know what to say to our children about death and loss, when grief strikes

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Painting the imaginations

Dolphins have a streamlined fusiform body, adapted for fast swimming. The tail fin, called the fluke, is used for propulsion while the pectoral fins, together with the entire tail section, provide directional control. The dorsal fin, in those species that have one, provides stability while swimming. Though varying by species,

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Potter working a piece of clay

Dolphins have a streamlined fusiform body, adapted for fast swimming. The tail fin, called the fluke, is used for propulsion while the pectoral fins, together with the entire tail section, provide directional control. The dorsal fin, in those species that have one, provides stability while swimming. Though varying by species,

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Painting the imaginations

Dolphins have a streamlined fusiform body, adapted for fast swimming. The tail fin, called the fluke, is used for propulsion while the pectoral fins, together with the entire tail section, provide directional control. The dorsal fin, in those species that have one, provides stability while swimming. Though varying by species,

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Adventures of the realistic Africa

Dolphins have a streamlined fusiform body, adapted for fast swimming. The tail fin, called the fluke, is used for propulsion while the pectoral fins, together with the entire tail section, provide directional control. The dorsal fin, in those species that have one, provides stability while swimming. Though varying by species,

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RP band performance at Shop Pleu

Dolphins have a streamlined fusiform body, adapted for fast swimming. The tail fin, called the fluke, is used for propulsion while the pectoral fins, together with the entire tail section, provide directional control. The dorsal fin, in those species that have one, provides stability while swimming. Though varying by species,

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Happy holidays to everyone!

Dolphins have a streamlined fusiform body, adapted for fast swimming. The tail fin, called the fluke, is used for propulsion while the pectoral fins, together with the entire tail section, provide directional control. The dorsal fin, in those species that have one, provides stability while swimming. Though varying by species,

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Create Chromatography Flowers

* NOTE: This article first appeared in Growing Up in Santa Cruz. Science can be both fun and beautiful. Making flowers using chromatography is an easy experiment to do with young children. All it takes is a few coffee filters, non-permanent markers and some water! Chromatography is a scientific technique used

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