Kids Fun Science

Welcome to our website Kids Fun Science. For many years I was a teacher and taught science to kids of various ages. I found that kids loved science when the lessons included activities and experiments.

Our website includes pages of basic science information plus many science activities and experiments that kids will like to do while learning new and fascinating facts about science.

I wrote all of the books that are sold at our Kids Fun Science Bookstore and that we highlight on this website.  They are available as printed books and e-books that can be downloaded immediately.

My grandchildren on the summit of Lava Butte

Living on the Cascadia Subduction Zone

Our family lives on the Cascadia Subduction Zone in volcano country. Our children and grandchildren grew up visiting fascinating places near our home. The banner at the top of the page shows my grand children visiting Mount Saint Helens and a bear viewing station near Wrangle, Island in Alaska.

Many of the pictures on this website were taken during our family vacations. My husband and I collected rocks for my students when I was teaching school. After retiring we collected many of the rocks sold at our store.

Main topics and Activities

The Main Topics on this website include information about our planet, tectonic plates, volcanoes, earthquakes, the oceans, space and much more. The links below will take you to the Main Topic Pages

The Activity Pages    All of our science activities have been “kid tested” by my grandchildren as they were growing up. For example, I wrote the Dinos and Fossils activity book because our grandchildren were fascinated with dinosaurs when they were younger.

Kids Fun Science Links

Planet Earth Planet Earth is one of the four rocky planets found in our Solar System. We live on the lithosphere which is the solid outer shell of our planet. It is the third planet from the Sun.

Volcanoes  Super volcanoes produce huge amounts of ash and pyroclastic material that can alter the weather for years. Eruptions by Kilauea create lava tubes that carry rivers of molten rock to the ocean. 

Earthquakes   Find out what causes earthquakes and other fascinating facts about when our planet shakes, rattles, and rolls beneath our feet.

The Rock Cycle   The Rock Cycle consists of igneous sedimentary and metamorphic rocks constantly changing from one group into another.

Plate Tectonics Plate Tectonics explains how and why crustal plates move around the Earth creating volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis.

The Ring of Fire  The Pacific Ring of Fire is the home to 74% of the world’s active volcanoes and 90% of  earthquakes occur.

The Oceans    The Oceans cover 70% of the Earth. In recent years scientists have learned about many areas on the ocean floor where thriving communities of animals are  living that were unknown 50 years ago.

Weather    The weather affects our everyday lives throughout the year. Pages in this section include information about hurricanes, the Earths atmosphere layers, air pressure, lightning and thunderstorms.

News Articles Find out current science news, science facts for kids, and much more.

Activities
Science Activities  Science activities are fun and easy to do! Make sedimentary sandwiches, build paper rockets, and watch dancing raisins. These are just a few of the many fun activities to do!

Science Experiments   These easy science experiments are designed for kids of all ages. These free and fun science activities are ideal for home school science. Everyday materials are used for the experiments.

Science Fair Projects  Do you need a kids science fair project? Our website has great science ideas and information for kids looking for prize winning projects!

Science Newsletter Sign up for our free Kids Science Newsletter, which comes out once a month. It contains four major sections. Fun Animal Facts, Question of the Month, Science News, Fascinating Facts and Science Trivia.


KIDS FUN Science Bookstore

Check out Myrna Martin's award winning textbooks, e-books, videos and rock sets.  The Kids Fun Science Bookstore covers a wide range of earth science topics.  Click here to browse.