Amazing Soda Can: Twisting Experiment

Summer is the best time for outdoor science experiments.  We always seem to tackle harder science topics in the summer because the days are longer and the minds are sharper from all that extra time spent outside.  Today we are…
Water Resistance Experiments for Kids

Anyone who watches Olympic sports is bound to be puzzled: the athletes often seem to defy the laws of science that limit the rest of us.  What you see is of course a result of thousands of hours of training,…
The Physics of Twisting for Kids

The Summer Olympics start in 60 days and I’m very excited.  Like most Russian girls,  I once dreamed of a career as a professional gymnast.  I was born unnaturally flexible and when I was four years old my parents were…
Goat Activity Sensory Play

To be honest I haven’t thought much about goats until I got an invitation, along with some other kid bloggers, to participate in International Goat Day Blog Hop.  Once we started researching goats with my kids, however, we came up…
Star Wars Science: Defying Gravity

In the middle of our defying gravity experiment my 3-year old walked into the room and saw Luke Skywalker hanging upside down on a paper clip connected to a magnet (photo below).  “Why is it not falling?” he demanded, his…
The Cat in the Hat Engineering Challenge

Improbable balancing act is a common theme running through many Dr. Seuss books, from The Cat In The Hat to Ten Apples Up On Top.  Remember?  “With a cup and a cake on the top of my hat!   I can hold up…
Chromatography Experiments with Kids – 5 ways

Last week our annual marker chromatography experiment didn’t go as usual.  I’m blaming the new fancier (read more expensive) brand of markers we used.  Instead of separating, the colors simply spread.  It looked pretty and judging from my kids’ excitement not…
Arctic for Kids – Winter Sensory Play

  Arctic for Kids is our Winter Sensory Play idea that is great a year round, but we tend to do it more often when the temperatures start plunging and horrid winds begin to howl outside.  In a warmer weather there…
LEGO MAN GOES SKIING – Fun with Magnets

    When I just started teaching my kids science, I did what many moms who are new to homeschooling do, I bought a whole bunch of science toys.  One of the first toys we got was a basic magnet set from…