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…
Plant Science: using chlorophyll as a coloring agent

  “What if” questions often lead us to wild science adventures.  (Admittedly, my definition of “wild” changed slightly since I had kids).  So recently when we successfully extracted chlorophyll from maple leaves (read about it here), the natural “what if” question that…
Create with Edible LEGOs (no corn syrup recipe)

“If anyone will do this, it will probably be you,” said my friend sending me a link to This Colossal website with a tutorial on how to make edible LEGOs.  Would we ever!  This is the stuff we live for! We now have done…
Shark Science: Buoyancy

  Today I want to share with you a wonderful experiment on buoyancy.   The point of this experiment is to help kids understand how oil in shark’s liver help them float.  In contrast to other fish,  who have bladders…
Penny Lift Simple Science

Last week as we were checking out Simple Machines, one of the books in Starting With Science kids series, our librarian looked kindly at my kids and noted, “Your son will enjoy this book.”  My daughter was standing right there…