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Electric Bubble-Maker

Electric Bubble-MakerMake an electric bubble-maker that will have your kids experimenting with science.

Kites Are Science in Action

Kites are science in actionWe’ve been exploring with some hands-on science in the park. While kite flying was at first frustrating, it was immensely rewarding and so much fun!

Make Stalactites and Stalagmites

Make Stalactites and StalagmitesHere’s a great experiment to do with your children.
What’s more – there’ll be a stunning surprise awaiting you at the end of the experiment!

The Golden Egg

The Golden EggAs much as I’d love to have the famous goose which lays the golden egg, we haven’t been able to locate her yet. We did however, manage to create the golden egg … or at least one that shines in the sunlight and looks magical!

The process if very simple and proved to be a great science activity for both the boys and I. The end results were surprising for us all.

Homemade Play Dough Circuits

Homemade Play Dough Circuits Homemade play dough circuits are a great way for children to learn about simple electrical circuits.

The play dough makes it easy for children to connect the wires and create the circuits.

It’s safe, educational and fun. What more could we want?

Deconstruction Recycling Time

Deconstruction Recycling TimeWhen a piece of electrical equipment stops working in our house (and it’s unrepairable), there’s a rush for the screw drivers as it is “Deconstruction Recycling Time!”

In other words, it’s time to recycle the piece of non-working equipment by turning it into a valuable learning experience as children deconstruction, or pull apart, the item. (Hmmm … the term deconstruction recycling time was easier to say!)

You could be forgiven for asking, ‘why?’ What’s the point of giving children screwdrivers and asking them to pull something apart?

Science Investigations For Kids: Diffusion

Water Investigations: Diffusion

Our science investigations recently have focused on diffusion. Diffusion is the process by which two liquids mix.

The boys enjoyed this so much as it involved two of their favourite materials – water and food colouring.

These science investigations are extremely easy to set up, inexpensive, easily cleaned up afterwards and, more importantly, fun!

Mixing Coloured Water

Mixing Coloured WaterWhen I first saw this activity over at a blog entitled,Confessions of a Homeschooler, I knew our boys would love it! Thanks so much, Confessions of a Homeschooler for sharing!
Basically, this mixing colours activity involves bottles of colour water (water & food colouring) and a whole pile of empty vessels (e.g., jugs, measuring cups and spoons, etc.).
I loved this activity as it’s very open-ended. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. Children are free to mix as little or as much of the colours as their hearts desire.

The Celery Experiment

The Celery ExperimentWe’ve just completed a celery experiment which is designed to show how a plant draws water up through the stem towards the leaves.

This was an effective and inexpensive experiment which the boys enjoyed. Did I mention that it’s very simple?