A practical guide for stimulating a child's interest in science. Presents safe and simple activities suitable for children from preschool through the early elementary grades. Suggests activities with bubbles, bugs, plants, crystals, and television. Most activities cost little or nothing and require no special equipment. Explores opportunities for learning science in such places as zoos, museums, planetariums, aquariums, and farms. Presents definitions and descriptions of science and provides suggestions for helping children understand and learn scientific ideas. Appendices offer practical tips encouraging schools to develop good science programs, descriptions of nine scientific concepts, and a list of recommended science books and magazines. Originally available from the U.S. Department of Education.