Dragon Science: Green Fire Experiment

“Why haven’t we done any dragon experiments yet,” asked my 9-year old son closing one of the Dragon Masters books.  My oldest two kids are crazy about this series and have read all seven books a few times.   “What…
Why T-Rex could eat rotten meat and you can’t

There it is again! That horrible stink!  I retrace my steps, stop in front of the living room window, and sniff the air.  The narrow space behind the squat, leather arm-chair is difficult to squeeze into, but that seems to…
15 Books About Shadows To Inspire Young Scientists

Children are innately curious about the world around them, especially when those things are a little mysterious.  Shadows satisfy both these requirements by being part of our life and by creating suspense. Is it a monster or a teddy bear…
Surprising Science for kids: LEGO and Sand

Have you ever looked at a bowl of mixed nuts and wondered why all the large nuts are on top?  It seems to be counterintuitive.  What’s more, it’s totally inconvenient, if like me you prefer smaller nuts. My favorite nuts…
26 ways to Play and Learn with Symmetry

It is said we are all born to follow our passion.  I didn’t know what my passion was until I started creating unit studies for my homeschooled kids.  I realized that putting together a unit study combines all my most favorite…
Wolf Science: exploring the sense of smell

My science posts are designed to show children that science is all around them in everything they do.  When I just started a unit on wolves with my kids I wasn’t sure what element of science we would address.  My…
November goings on and Learning Kid Linkup

Welcome back to Learning Kid Linkup now with five hosts!  We are so glad you are here!  What is new in your life?  We had another whirlwind week of classes, playdates, and field trips.  It seems that every day we…