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Be a Science Kid with Sid!

Sid the Science Kid is an award winning animated television series created by The Jim Henson Company for PBS Kids. Every week, preschoolers have fun with Sid as they use music and humor to celebrate their natural curiosity about science. The energetic and inquisitive Sid starts each episode with a new question like “Why are my shoes shrinking” or “Why do bananas get mushy?” He then embarks on a fun-filled day of finding answers with the help of his friends and family.

Glowing Rocks at the University of Richmond

Have you ever been surrounded by rocks that glow? You will be when you visit the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature at the University of Richmond. Tucked within a gallery filled with intriguing objects like fossils, shells, a giant clam, decorative arts, ancient coins, and different kinds of gems and minerals - the Fluorescent Mineral room is a site not to miss.  Watch the video below to find out more.

Seed Bombs!

Throw a seed bomb at the ground and watch the flowers grow!  Seed bombs are little nuggets of clay, compost, and native seeds that you throw at the ground.  You can throw them in your yard or in a neglected space to help turn it into a flowering wonderland.  Plant your seed bombs in Spring, Summer and early Fall and make them out of flower, herb, or even vegetable seeds.  You just make'em and throw'em! When you throw your seed bomb, it will break apart as it hits the ground and a gentle rain will soon help the seeds begin to grow.   Watch the video

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