Pulleys are simple machines that have been used to help humans construct large buildings and structures for thousands of years. Pulleys are an example of how engineering and physics work together to make a job easier. Kids can learn more about engineering and physics by playing with pulleys. Try this fun pulley physics activity and let your kids make their very own DIY pulley system.
This post contains affiliate links. Circuits may seem like advanced electrical engineering, but kids can learn the basics of circuits thanks to kits like the Circuit Scribe kit. Use these directions to make your own light-up circuit maze for a fun and exciting STEM activity for kids and a lesson in electrical engineering. Related post: Christmas Lights STEM Activity Circuit Maze Supplies Circuit Scribe kit
When I think of summer, I think of sunshine. Today, we’ll learn how the sun can cause chemical reactions in this solar printing science activity. You’ll just need: Solar Print Paper objects such as flowers, sticks, keys, feathers, anything that might make an interesting print sunlight water towel Creating Your Solar Print Follow the handling instructions on your solar print paper. Be sure you keep
Bring the wonder of outer space into your home with this fun swirling galaxy activity that shows kids how spiral galaxies get their shape. I have always been fascinated by outer space. I love stargazing on a clear night, getting up in the wee hours to get a glimpse of meteor showers, and visiting the local observatory to see through their powerful telescope. These are
Kids don’t have to live in a cold climate to be fascinated with ice. In fact, the hot days of summer make most of us crave ice! In the following science experiments, kids can watch ice molecules interact with water molecules, try their hand as insulating an ice cube, and learn how salt works together with ice as homeschool students lift an ice cube with
There is something magical about how a pendulum moves, even though it’s path is entirely scientific. A pendulum moves in a predictable pattern determined by several factors, including the length of the pendulum, how much force is applied to the push, and how heavy the pendulum is. By experimenting with physics, kids can make their very own pendulum salt art and learn a little more
Science experiments can be so much fun for kids, especially when the experiment is yummy! Try this jelly bean taste experiment to learn more about the sense of taste and how it is linked to the sense of smell. Have you ever smelled something cooking and in your mind you could actually taste it without even putting it into your mouth? Have you ever had
This post contains affiliate links. Try this fun STEM activity to help your kids learn about surface tension, water striders, and physics. They will love getting creative and playing with water! I love experiment and STEM activity books. They are a great way to teach science and to develop independent learners. My bookshelves are full of them! Some of my books are broad-based and general.
Exposing children to chemistry is as easy as opening up your kitchen cabinets. Grab a few ingredients, mix them together, and you’ve got a reaction! Try this fun sudsy bubble experiment to take a common science experiment to a new level. Have you checked out The Homeschool Scientist’s Chemistry Resource Page? Bubble Experiment Supplies Baking soda Vinegar Dish soap Water Measuring spoons Plastic water bottle
Water molecules like to stick together. On the surface where the water meets the air, water molecules cling even more tightly to each other. This is called surface tension. To lower the surface tension of water, you can heat it up or add soap or detergent. These two things cause the attraction between the water molecules to lessen. Join me over at 123Homeschool4Me.com for a
This simple science experiment allows kids to play with the unseen force of static electricity. They will be amazed at what seems like magic, but can be explained by scientific principles. Bending Water Science Experiment All you need for this simple science experiment is a plastic comb, a water faucet, and your hair. Read the whole post at Kindergarten Worksheets And Games. More Static Electricity
I have often said here at The Homeschool Scientist that science is every where. It is in the way our bodies work, the light bulb illuminating the room, the way a ball falls to the ground when dropped, and in the birds singing in the trees. All of these things can be researched and studied to learn more about the science behind them. Another fascinating