This post contains affiliate links. When studying chemicals, one of the main characteristics scientists look at is the pH level. This determines whether the chemical is an acid, a base, or neutral. Using this knowledge, scientist can predict how the chemical will react with other substances. Use this pH lesson to learn more. pH Lesson What is pH? The pH level of a chemical refers
This post contains affiliate links. Making paper snowflakes is a favorite winter craft around here. Even though the kids are teens, they still like to experiment with folding and cutting to see what patterns emerge. Sometimes we make paper snowflakes out of printer paper. Other times we use coffee filters. (My favorite.) Sometimes we leave the snowflakes white and other times we color them with crayons,
In my experience, kids learn best when we can take a concept out of a textbook and make it real. Hands-on and experiential learning helps kids better understand and retain information whether it is doing a science experiment to better understand a concept, visiting a museum to see a piece of art up close, or using manipulatives to understand numbers. As homeschool parents, we have
Add a little science to everyday with the December Science Calendar! The Homeschool Scientist’s monthly science calendars are designed to be quick studies to broaden your student’s horizons and to get them excited about science. Each day contains a link to fun science projects or interesting science information. You can choose to dive in as deep as you want. Some parents and teachers use the
Add some fun and variety to your homeschool math with these free Christmas math printables. (See what I did there? “Add” some fun… OK not that funny, but kind of.) You can use these Christmas math printables for a warm-up activity in the morning to get your kids’ brains working, as something interesting to do between subjects, or as a festive addition to math time.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season here in the United States. It’s the unofficial end of fall and of winter. It’s about family, togetherness, gratitude, and science. Yep. Believe it or not. Thanksgiving science is a thing. Wondering how in the world this can be? Think turkey studies, fall leaf studies, pumpkin studies and activities, learning about feathers, food experiments, fall nature studies,
Do you have a science-lover in your house? Make holidays and birthdays even more special by giving them a science gift that they will appreciate, use, and maybe even laugh at. There are lots of great science gift guides and lists out there. (Just Google it or look at Pinterest.) I wanted to create a unique gift list for many ages and interests that went
Snow is a magical substance that thrills most children from their heads to their toes. But not all kids have access to snow during the winter season. Children can still experience snow by making and playing with fake snow. But what fake snow recipe is the best snow recipe? In this snow STEM experiment, fake snow recipes are tested to determine the most snow-like
Chemistry experiments are a great way to get kids excited about studying chemistry even at a young age. I mean, what kid doesn’t think about creating bubbling magic potions or sending secret messages? The study of chemistry has a scary connotation for many people. Chemistry has this stigma of being only for really, really smart students who want a career in the sciences. The truth
Add a little science to everyday with the November Science Calendar! The Homeschool Scientist’s monthly science calendars are designed to be quick studies to broaden your student’s horizons and to get them excited about science. Each day contains a link to fun science projects or interesting science information. You can choose to dive in as deep as you want. Some parents and teachers use the
Gone are the days when girls were encouraged to aspire to work as secretaries, nurses, or other traditionally feminine roles. Instead, our daughters are now encouraged to reach for their dreams – whatever they may be. And in today’s modern, high-tech world, more and more girls are embracing their love of science, technology, engineering and math, commonly known as the STEM subjects. Even if you
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.