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.
How about some safe, spooky Halloween science fun? Tell your kids they can create their own ghosts and make them move without touching them. They will freak out! Here’s how to do it. Halloween Science Supplies This science project has a short supply list. You probably have it all on hand already. This post contains affiliate links. tissue paper or Kleenex scissors a balloon tape Halloween
For the past few weeks, we’ve all been glued to our TVs watching the coverage of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation it left behind in Texas. This week, all eyes are on Hurricane Irma. Take advantage of these current events to teach your children while the interest is there. I’ve compiled a list of hurricane lesson resources and hurricane activities for you to dive into
Let’s learn about heat and do a couple simple radiation and conduction experiments to learn how heat is transferred from one object to another. When we open the oven to get out a pan of freshly baked cookies, we can feel the heat coming out of the oven. We can tell the temperature of the oven is a lot higher than the temperature of the
Frosted window panes and the crunching of leaves under our feet mean fall is back! Even though fall can be a great time for exploring nature because of the cooler temperatures and changing seasons. Fall, also, means we will be spending more days indoors than our kids would probably like. It’s the perfect time to look for fun, hands-on activities to keep them busy
I am constantly on the lookout for ways to take science out of that dry text book and to make it more applicable to a student’s daily life. Experiments are great ways to get kids interested in science. Partnering that with a popular current event or something that could affect a student’s life right now makes science come alive. This water quality testing experiment makes
Centripetal force is fun to experiment with. It is the same force that makes a playground swing move and the moon orbit the Earth. I always thought it seemed to defy gravity – an amazing feat. Let’s try a simple, fun activity to demonstrate centripetal force and amaze your friends. Then, we will learn more about centripetal force and see how it really works. Centripetal
When our eye sees something, it sends a message to the brain to make sense of the image. The brain keeps that image for about 1/10 to 1/30th of a second. That doesn’t seem like very long, but it makes a big difference in how we process the world around us. We can create a vision science experiment of our own that helps to show
One of my favorite parts of Apologia Biology is the when we start dissections. Seriously. I love when the kids see first hand what we have been learning about in the text. I know that dissections can sound gross, but trust me, dissections make the curriculum come alive. Don’t skip them! Dissections in Apologia Biology start with the earthworm. Earthworms are a great introductions to invertebrates and an
When I was young (way before Harry Potter), I used to love to pretend to create magic potions. I would mix water and food coloring or vinegar and baking soda and watch the reactions. In my imagination, each one had a special power like making my bicycle fly or turning my brother into a frog. Now, a whole new generation of kids have been
Kids and sand go hand in hand. This stuff could entertain kids for hours! Plus… if you get a little creative, you could even sneak some learning in amongst all that playtime. To help you discover all the wonders of sand, we have compiled a list of some pretty great sand learning activities. Since we have already been learning so much about the ocean (if
On our recent trip to the Gulf Shores, AL area, we noticed the beach in front of our rental house changed each day. The crest and face of the beach right in front of us varied in its slope. Some days, the crest was very apparent and others there was such a gradual slope into the ocean that we couldn’t tell where the crest was.