Science Fair Fun with Netflix #StreamTeam

March is here, and for most parents of school-aged kids that means a few things……March Break, the end of winter sports, and the start of Science Fair Season! Even for those with pre-school aged kids this is a great time to get them excited about the many wonders that science brings us. It can be hard for kids (and parents!) to come up with new ideas each year, but Netflix is here to help. “Science” is made up of the natural sciences (fundamental forces and biological life), formal sciences (math and logic), and social sciences (human behaviour and societies). When you think about it, what isn’t covered under one of these categories?

As your family launches into this scientific time of year Netlfix has put together a list of titles to help your kids get science-inspired. Whether it’s studying the world’s Deadliest Volcanoes, learning about the fundamental elements, or getting an education on germs, Netflix has you covered.

Let the ‘sparks fly’…

For Your Little kids:

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1. The Magic School Bus Gains Weight
2. Fetch! with Ruff
3. Animal Mechanicals, Balloon Volcano Island
4. Sid the Science Kid

And Your Big Kids:

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2. Cosmos
3. Deadliest Volcanoes: Nova
4. Let Your Mind Wonder

 

My 3 year old loves watching Sid the Kid and I love that it teaches her about the world around her in a way that she she can really grasp and understand.  She really gets into it because of the fun music and songs in each episode.

For myself though, I love watching Cosmos… it’s such an amazing and educational series that is much more interesting than the typical documentary.  I definitely recommend watching it!

Another fun science based activity for kids is as simple as baking.  Baking is based on careful formulas and chemical reactions.  A fun (and delicious) project is baking Irish Soda bread which uses the chemical reaction between baking soda and the acidic buttermilk to leaven the bread!

 

What is your favourite Scientific show to catch on Netflix?

 

 

 

 

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