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
Are you looking for Earth Day STEM activities to celebrate in a lasting and meaningful way? Try out these 20 fun, hands-on STEM activities that will get kids thinking about the how our actions affect the Earth. They will learn about recycling, composting, plant growth, global warming, and more. Earth Day STEM Earth Day Equivalent Fraction Free Printable Pack from Life Over C’s Sort the
This post contains affiliate links. As I’ve said again and again – Science is everywhere! It’s in the air we breathe, the body we move around in, the nature around us, and the food we eat. It’s even in the sweet treats we enjoy. Yes, Peeps science is a thing. One of our kids’ (and maybe my) favorite things to do with Peeps candy
When you drop an object from your hand, what happens to that object? It falls to to the ground. If you have a glass of water and you turn it upside down, what happens? The water falls out of the glass and onto the floor. What makes this happen? Gravity. Gravity is the force that pulls matter toward the Earth. It is why objects
This post contains affiliate links. Imagining a cell is sometimes hard for students the first time around. Think about it. A cell is so small that you cannot see it with the naked eye, yet it contains many complex structures that run complex processes all within a permeable cell membrane and they are the building blocks of all life. That is kind of mind-blowing, don’t
This post contains affiliate links. One of our favorite things about Christmas is the lights. No other holiday uses lights as decorations like Christmas. People decorate everything from trees to houses to fences to businesses in beautiful lights. In our house, it’s always the great debate between white and multi-colored lights on the tree. I have a “pretty” tree with coordinating ornaments that I add
This post contains affiliate links. I have gathered some of the best Christmas STEM activities to help you keep your kids challenged during the cold winter months. Filling up those cold days with activities that require kids to use their noggins can be such a daunting task. By adding some Christmas STEM activities to your day kids will have engaging activities and experiments to explore
Science is everywhere. I say it all the time, because it is true. One of the best places in your home to find science in action is your kitchen. Cooking and baking requires chemistry. Eating and digestion requires biology. It’s all science! Many of the foods we eat are created by using principles of chemistry. Butter is one of them. Butter is created from cream.