Too busy to plan a science project this week? Need something quick and easy. Here are a few ideas for you: Take a walk in the back yard. You don’t have to hit the nature trails to observe nature. Just observe what you see and explore your own yard. You can even use these free Nature Printables for some inspiration. Put up a bird feeder.
I might be addicted to avocados. I just cut them in half and scoop out their green goodness with a spoon for a snack. Yum! My son thinks the huge avocado pits are fascinating. At first, I think he thought they were rocks. When I told him they were seeds, he just looked at me funny. It was hard for the kids to grasp that
While studying microbiology might not be on the top of your middle school or high school kid’s to-do list, you can entice them into the topic by talking about controlling the growth of microbes in swimming pools, or even closer to home, on the surface of their teeth! Colgate even has an article about biofilms! Essentially biofilms are microscopic bacteria that adhere and grow on
Welcome to Part 2 of the Beautiful Butterflies Nature Study from second generation homeschooler, Sonya, who has an amazing website full of homeschool inspiration and tools – Homeschool-Activities.com. Don’t miss the great butterfly info in Part 1. ************************************* Butterfly Life Cycle Kit The best way to make the life cycle of a butterfly come alive is to see it with your own eyes. We’ve had such
Last week in the Lab Report, we saw enzymes in action. Today, I want to show you an apple experiment that will allow you to see enzymes in action and show you how to prevent the same enzyme activity. Apples contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase (phenolase). When an apple is cut, the enzymes inside are released. Oxygen from the air causes phenolase to catalyse (speed
This post contains affiliate links. Welcome to The Lab Report sponsored by Apologia Science. This week, we are talking enzymes. In this enzyme experiment, you will get to see enzymes in action and an experiment challenge for you to do on your own. More Enzyme Information Chem4Kids.com Kidipede More Enzyme Experiments Fruit Gelatin Enzyme Experiment Digestive Enzyme Experiments Vitamin C And Apple Experiment Enzyme Catalase
Hello to the homeschool community! My name is Amy Brown, and I am a high school biology and chemistry teacher of 28 years. I absolutely love Biology and turning kids on to science!! It is such a joy when my excitement for biology and nature is contagious and my students catch it! As my students leave my class at the end of the year and
*This post contains affiliate links. One of the books we’re using as part of our science curriculum this year is Science in the Kitchen by Rebecca Heddle (an Usborne book). It explains wonderful, easy experiments using items you have around the house! Last week, we talked about taste buds and did some tests with sweet and bitter foods. Today, we discussed sour things and conducted a test